Move over, Christmas cookies — there’s a new dessert in town. If you’re looking for a sweet treat to serve at your New Year’s Eve party, check out this “cupcake puppy chow” from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Puppy chow, aka Chex Muddy Buddies, is a cereal-based dessert that is seriously addictive. Although it’s called puppy chow, you don’t have to worry that this snack tastes like kibble. It only looks like the dog food you feed to your pup.
Traditional puppy chow is chocolate and peanut butter flavored and topped with powdered sugar, but you can put a number of other flavor twists on it. This version tastes just like funfetti cupcakes, making it perfect for a celebration of any kind.
Heavy cream is a key ingredient in this indulgent snack, and should not be substituted. If you’re looking for a shortcut, though, funfetti puppy chow can be made with boxed cake mix, like in this recipe from Homemade Hooplah.
Puppy chow is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen, and it would be perfect to serve at a birthday party as well. What kid doesn’t love sprinkles and cupcakes? You could also pack the snack in individual baggies as a party favor.
Another delicious variation on this snack is banana cream pie muddy buddies. Check out this recipe from Butter with a Side of Bread. This tasty treat incorporates banana cream pudding mix and tastes just like the delicious fruit pie. Vanilla bark can be substituted for white chocolate chips.
For some extra crunch and texture in your puppy chow, these trail mix muddy buddies from Crazy for Crust are sure to satisfy. You can experiment with the ingredients until you find the perfect mix for you. Try different dried fruits, nuts and candies.
Do you have a favorite type of puppy chow?