Salted Caramel Puppy Chow

Salted Caramel Puppy Chow….need I say more?? Chex cereal topped with caramel, chocolate, and powdered sugar. SO ADDICTING. 

Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie Rookie

I was going to save this one until closer to Christmas.  But it’s just too good!!


What more is there to say? This recipe was sent straight from heaven to make our lives that much better.  The ultimate snack mix!

Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie Rookie Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie RookieGrowing up, my favorite thing (okay, one of my favorite things) my mom would make was Puppy Chow.  I could have survived on solely Puppy Chow FOR DAYS.  When I would have Puppy Chow other moms would make, I didn’t like it as much.  I think there are two secrets to good puppy chow.  MILK CHOCOLATE, and LOTS OF POWDERED SUGAR.  Milk Chocolate > Dark Chocolate every time.  For Puppy Chow at least.  And pile that powdered sugar on there!! This is not a healthy treat.  You might as well make it as delicious as possible. Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie Rookie Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie RookieRegular Puppy Chow is wonderful, but let’s take it up a notch by making Salted Caramel Puppy Chow.  When I saw this recipe from A Pumpkin and a Princess I knew I had to give this a try! Basically, swap out the PB for Salted Caramel.  Oh, and add some Caramel Delightfulls (not sponsored…but I’m OBSESSED) for good measure.  You could also add chopped Rolos.  Again, why not? This mix is meant for those who indulge.  Let’s go all out!

Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie RookieFunny story: I took this to work in an attempt to be a 5-star employee.  Eventually, everyone loved it, but at first…one of my coworkers actually thought it was for dogs.  I guess he had never heard the term Puppy Chow.  I assured him it’s meant for humans.  I guess I should have written “muddy buddies” instead of Puppy Chow.  Scout would love eating this, but no chocolate for dogs!! :)

Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie Rookie Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie Rookie

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Salted Caramel Puppy Chow
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
  • 1 box corn Chex cereal
  • 1 jar Smuckers Simple Delights Salted Caramel Ice Cream Topping
  • 8 ounces Milk Chocolate I used Fannie May Milk Chocolate Squares
  • 1/2 cup Toll House Delightfulls Caramel and chocolate chips optional
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Set aside.
  2. Melt Caramel topping for 45 seconds-1 minute in the microwave. Combine with the chocolate.
  3. In a large bowl, pour caramel chocolate mixture over cereal and stir until all of the cereal is coated in the mixture.
  4. Place the cereal into two large Ziploc bags. Pour half of the powdered sugar into each bag and seal the bags. Toss the cereal in the powdered sugar until fully coated. Pour the coated cereal into a large bowl and stir in the Delightfuls chips as an added bonus.

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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
I am pretty sure that puppy chow should be is own food group. I mean something THAT good deserves it AmIright?? This looks so good girl! Pinned!
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks so much Taylor!! Means a lot coming from you!
      Cristi Borschwanger
      Should the lid be on the jar while microwaving? Thanks! ;)
        Becky Hardin
        No remove the lid (for the caramel sauce right?) when microwaving. The jar should also have heating instructions. Hope you love the recipe!!
Susie Gall
Wow - I love this idea and it looks waaay too good and waaay too bad to eat. haha. Great job - I love that tray!
Puppy chow was a staple of my high school life too! Yum! Your bowls and other props are so gorgeous, it would be awesome if you started linking where the items are from! I'm mainly talking about the gold textured bowls and the white vessel held up by the wire basket...both so gorgeous! Thanks! -Laura
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks Laura! I might have to start doing that! The gold bowls are from west elm and the white container on the wire basket is from world market!!
my store didn't have salted caramel topping. could I add sea salt to regular caramel topping? how much do you think? My daughter doesn't care for chocolate so think she'd LOVE this version of puppy chow!!!
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Carole! Yes you could just add sea salt. Start with just a little and taste as you go. Even if you just use regular caramel, it would still taste great!
What size box of cereal did you use for this recipe?
Seriously genius!!
Terry Willis
What are "delightful"?
Donna MCGEe
What size box of Chex, please?
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