pumpkin spice puppy chow

filed under: Candy on October 9, 2014

I love puppy chow.  Muddy buddy’s.  Chum.  Trash.  It has a different name for every area of the country it seems.  Here in Minnesota it is puppy chow.  And it is Delicious.


pumpkin spice puppy chow
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

I love puppy chow. Muddy buddy’s. Chum. Trash. It has a different name for every area of the country it seems. Here in Minnesota it is puppy chow. And it is Delicious.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin spice puppy chow
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 box Cinnamon Chex® cereal 13.5 ounce
  • 1 1/2 c white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 c confectioners sugar
  1. Carefully melt white chocolate in microwave. I started at 1 minute, removed and stirred, then heated again in 10-second increments until completely melted.

  2. Add pumpkin spice to melted chocolate and stir well.
  3. Place cereal into bowl; pour white chocolate mixture over cereal. Stir until well coated.

  4. Important: Transfer mixture to a large resealable plastic food bag and add powdered sugar. Seal bag tightly. Shake bag until powdered sugar evenly coats cereal. Do not attempt to stir confectioners sugar into cereal mixture

  5. in bowl, it will create a BIG mess and break most of your cereal pieces.



Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow!

And easy.  Four ingredients.

Ten minutes.

And you are in white chocolate covered Chex Mix® heaven.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow!

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow!

We were all addicted to it of course, and could not stop eating it and it was all gone in a very very short period of time that I am not able to disclose mainly because it’s so embarrassing. #butworthit

Try it. You’ll like it. Promise.

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Definitely need to try this! Looks great!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Katrina!

  • Sweetsugarbelle says:

    I’m from the land of puppy chow too!

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa says:

    Interesting name…and whether it has any relevance to puppies or not…since I love puppies, I like it! It looks like delish snacking munch!

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    Is it sad that I had never had puppy chow until this past christmas? Well, now I’m hooked! And this pumpkin spice puppy chow looks and sounds delicious!

  • jan says:

    Wondering if pumpkin spice is the same as pumpkin pie spice? This looks amazing… can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Amanda says:

      It definitely can be. I used the Pumpkin Pie Spice from McCormick. The ingredients should be: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. 🙂

  • ATasteOfMadness says:

    This looks amazing! 4 ingredients and I don’t have half of them :p. At least that just means I need to buy two things 🙂

  • CakeSpy says:

    You have nostalgia on your side here, girl!! As a child of the 80’s, muddy buddies were my JOINT, YO. This seasonal twist has me smiling!

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says:

    I absolutely LOVE puppy chow! And the fact that this is pumpkin spice makes me so excited!! Pinned 🙂

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    I love puppy chow and I definitely have to recreate your delicious pumpkin spice recipe! It’s really hard to find chex cereal here in Australia so I will have to find a similar cereal as a substitute though.. thanks for the great recipe!

    • jennakmrs says:

      what cereal did you use? i am an america living in australia and want to make this – but unsure what cereal is similar to chex? thanks!

  • Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) says:

    Oh this would get me in trouble if I made it. Pretty sure I would eat it in one sitting!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    I’d eat ALL OF THIS Amanda!

  • Jess says:

    I don’t think we have chex in Australia but I need to figure out a way to make these! I’m going to trawl the cereal aisle!

  • Becca from ItsYummi.com says:

    I HATE you for this… no wait, I love you. EDIT: My thighs hate you… no wait, I love you. xoxo