Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow

Raven Higheagle


What would December be without a White Elephant gift party? There’s always the good gift everyone fights over and then there’s the uhh… not-so-good gift. I remember people giving away ONE glove, a broken remote control, a traffic cone, even a jar of their own toe nails! Gross!
But when I was 18 I went to my first White Elephant party and someone gave a box of peppermint bark–That was the gift everyone wanted. [end-story]

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Makes 7 Cups (more or less)
5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


7 c
rice chex cereal
2 c
ghiradelli white melts (or almond bark)*
1 3/4 c
crushed candy canes, about 15 or so
*use something that is meant to be melted and used for candy, most white chocolate chips don't melt down thin enough

How to Make Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow


  • 1Place cereal in a large bowl.
  • 2Melt your white melts or almond bark on the stove top over medium-low heat and stir until smooth.
  • 3Pour melted goodness over cereal and gently fold until covered.
  • 4Dump into a large plastic bag (or large Tupperware with a top) and add crushed candy canes.
  • 5Shake. Shake. Shake until covered.
  • 6Dump onto a cookie sheet or wax paper to cool.
  • 7NOTE:
    Puppy chow/muddy buddies aren't an exact science, you can always add more chocolate or less cereal depending on your taste!
  • 8IDEA:
    Serve in cute Christmas goody bags to give to neighbors, friends and family!

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