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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

Your favorite Chex Mix got a Christmas makeover--this Christmas Puppy Chow has the peppermint chocolate combo that the holidays are made of! Add some festive red and green M&M's to really get festive!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 8 c Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 c dark chocolate chips separated: 1 2/3 c, 1/3 c
  • 1 T butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/3 c mint M&Ms optional
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 c powdered sugar


  • In a medium sized bowl, add rice chex and set aside.
  • Combine butter, 1 2/3 c dark chocolate chips, peppermint and vanilla over medium heat. Stir constantly until melted.
  • Pour mixture over Chex and stir to combine and evenly coat cereal.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Add mixture to a large ziploc bag and add powdered sugar. Shake well to coat.
  • Transfer back to bowl and chill for about 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Toss in 1/3 dark chocolate chips and M&M's if desired before serving.
  • Store in an air tight container.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 6mg