Trick or Treat Puppy Chow

One of the joys of Tate having a human brother is that we now have a new excitement for celebrating the holidays. Even though Tate’s brother Myles is just over a year old, we have gone off the deep end with the celebrations for Halloween. This Trick or Treat Puppy Chow is the perfect, whimsical Halloween snack for both kids and parents alike. It’s also a great way to use up any extra candy after Halloween is over. We have toned down the sugar in a traditional puppy chow recipe to compensate for all the added candy. It’s a quick, easy recipe to add to your Halloween festivities over the next few days, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser regardless of the average age of your guests.

Trick or Treat Puppy Chow

  • Servings: 10+ cups
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Our favorite way to use up that extra Halloween candy!


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 9-11 cups Chex cereal (one full box)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 cups Halloween candy of your choice


  1. Heat the butter, peanut butter, and white chocolate chips in a pot over low heat. Stir constantly to keep any from sticking to the bottom of the pan. When the chocolate chips are fully melted, add the vanilla and salt, and stir to combine. Remove from heat immediately.
  2. Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl, and drizzle the peanut butter/chocolate mixture over the top. Use a spatula to gently fold together so that all of the cereal is coated. Be careful not to stir too hard and break the cereal in the process!
  3. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, tossing to evenly combine and coat. This can be done effectively in the bag that the cereal came in or any other large ziplock. Use enough powdered sugar so that the peanut butter liquid is coated over and the pieces are not sticky to the touch. Toss with the Halloween candy and serve.

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