Posted in Cereal, Holiday/Christmas, Ingredients, Recipes, Snacks

Candy Cane Peppermint Puppy Chow

I had some leftover candy canes and Chex cereal left over from making Chex Mix so when I found this recipe I knew I needed to make it.  It may be difficult finding peppermint baking chips.  Look for them anyway because this recipe is delicious.

I decided to post it so I can put it on my Christmas baking and making page for next year.

Candy Cane Peppermint Puppy Chow

Daily Dish Recipes


Stars of the recipe:

  • 5 c. Chex cereal (rice or corn)
  • 10 oz. Andes  peppermint baking chips (red bag) or any other peppermint chips
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 6 candy canes, crushed


  1. Place peppermint baking chips in a microwaveable bowl.  Melt at 50% power in 30 second interval periods, stirring each time, until the chips are melted.
  2. While the peppermint chips are in the microwave, place the Chex cereal in a big bowl.  Pour the melted peppermint chips over the cereal.
  3. Stir until the cereal is coated with the melted peppermint chips.
  4. Put the powdered sugar and crushed candy canes in a gallon sized bag.  Add the cereal to the bag.
  5. Shake until all of the cereal is coated with powdered sugar.
  6. Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
  7. Enjoy!

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Posted in Cereal, Halloween, Holiday/Christmas, Peanuts, Recipes, Snacks

Boo Mix (Halloween Snack Mix)

The boys are in Cub Scouts.  We had their annual Halloween party last Thursday.  Someone made this boo mix for some of the snacks being served.  Oh, my goodness, I could not stop eating it.  I even took one of the last two cups of it and ate some on the way home and the remainder the next day.   I did not let any be wasted.

Today I found the recipe so I decided to make some of the snack mix for the boys and my lunches.  Both boys tried some after I made it.  They both loved it so each of them has 5 snack size bags of the mix for their lunches.  Then our friend stopped by the house and tried it.  He also gave it a thumbs up!

Boo Mix

adapted from Plain Chicken


Stars of the recipe:

  • 5 c. Golden Grahams
  • 3 c. Cocoa Puffs
  • 2 c. Reese’s Pieces
  • 2 c. peanuts or 1 c. peanuts and 1 c. cashews
  • 3 c. pretzel sticks
  • 11 oz. bag of white chocolate


  1. Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Place the white chocolate in a glass microwaveable bowl.  Melt following the directions on the bag.
  3. Pour the cereal mixture.  (I did a little bit of it at a time.)  Stir until everything is coated.
  4. Spread out onto waxed paper, parchment, or foil.
  5. Let sit until completely dry and break into clumps.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. Enjoy!

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