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Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow

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Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow recipe is made with Chex cereal and candy melts. Celebrate your favorite NFL football team with a team colored snack or appetizer dessert recipe in turquoise, orange, and white. Great for game day and Super Bowl party food. Gluten free.
Two football bowls full of Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow on a white counter.

Celebrate your Florida football team with this Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow. A sweet and salty snack made in team colors of turquoise, orange, and white.

Two football bowls full of Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow on a white counter.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

For game day, I always love to have a variety of snacks and appetizers ready.

This Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow is a perfect way to celebrate your team in an easy to eat food.

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to make the puppy chow. Full quantities and instructions are in the recipe card below.

Chex Cereal the plain cereal, not the flavored snack – any flavor/grain is fine but I like to use Rice because it is a light flavor and gluten free

Turquoise Candy Melts – this color can be a little trickier to find. A great substitute is light blue!

Orange Candy Melts

Bright White Candy Melts – Regular white has a little yellow tint to it, so bright white is best to use. You can also find candy melts at your local craft store.

Powdered Sugar

Can I use white chocolate and color it?

I do not recommend using white chocolate and trying to color it, because white chocolate does not melt very well and it takes a lot of coloring to make bold colors. 

If these are too sweet on their own, you could mix them with something salty like little pretzels or peanuts.

Close view of turqu9oise, orange, and white Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow.

Instruction Overview

Melt your candy melts according to package directions. This can be done in the microwave, but reduce the power. If it is too strong and too hot, the candy will not melt properly.

Then toss the cereal with the candy melts gently to coat.

Immediately place in a large resealable bag with powdered sugar and shake!

Now at some point in the process, you are probably going to think at least one of the following (if not all, like I did):

  • There is NO WAY that little amount of candy melts will cover all this cereal!
  • OH NO the cereal is BREAKING!
  • WHY DO THEY ALL LOOK WHITE! I MESSED UP! I CAN’T SEE THE COLOR!

But it’s okay, all of the above are FINE.  The candy melts DO cover that much cereal, just keep stirring. 

The cereal might break a little but that’s okay!  Just be gentle. 

And the colors look pretty white when they come out of the bag.  But shaking them in the fine mesh strainer gets rid of all that extra powdered sugar and you will see the color!

FAQs

Can I make puppy chow in advance?

Yes!

How long does puppy chow last?

It is best when eaten within a week but can last up to two weeks.

Is puppy chow and muddy buddies the same thing?

Yes! Muddy Buddies is the name that the makers of Chex gave the snack, but they are the same thing.

A football bowl of Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow on a counter.
Pin of turquoise, orange, and white Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow.

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Two football bowls full of Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow on a white counter.

Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow

Miami Dolphins Puppy Chow recipe is made with Chex cereal and candy melts. Celebrate your favorite NFL football team with a team colored snack or appetizer dessert recipe in turquoise, orange, and white. Great for game day and Super Bowl party food. Gluten free.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Football, Game Day, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 servings (2.5 cups total)
Calories: 268kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place each color of candy melts in separate bowls that are large enough to mix the cereal in for each color (I like to use deep soup bowls).
  • Place 1/3 cup powdered sugar in a quart or gallon sized resealable plastic bag.
  • Melt the lightest color (white) of candy melts in the microwave as per package directions. Stir frequently to encourage melting.
  • When fully melted, immediately mix in the Chex mix. (1/2 cup of cereal for white). Gently toss with a spoon to fully coat.
  • Immediately transfer the cereal to the plastic bag with the powdered sugar. Seal and shake. Gently massage the bag from the outside to encourage the cereal to separate, but gentle enough so they do not break.
  • Pour the bag contents into a sieve (fine mesh strainer) over another bowl. Shake to remove excess sugar.
  • Pour the cereal out on a parchment paper or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet to dry. If there are any pieces that were stuck together, you can pull them apart, dunk them into the discarded sugar, and shake again.
  • Let the candy melts that was left behind in the bag dry for a few minutes, then you can crinkle up the bag to remove the candy melts and make it ready for the next color.
  • Repeat the process with the orange candy melts next, using 1 cup of Chex cereal and fresh powdered sugar.
  • Repeat the process with the turquoise candy melts next, using 1 cup of Chex cereal and fresh powdered sugar.
  • Mix the colors of Chex mix together, or keep separate, and serve. The puppy chow can be stored in a container or bag for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

You can use any flavor or variety of Chex cereal that you wish, however rice keeps these gluten free.
Turquoise candy melts can be a little trickier to find. Light blue is a great swap!
Start with the lightest color and work towards the darkest just in case any pieces pick up color from a previous batch in the bag.
I used less white to keep the focus on the primary colors of orange and blue, but use any ratio you want.  You need 1 cup of cereal for every 1/2 cup of candy melts and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar.  I got about 6 cups of cereal in an 12 ounce box after pulling out broken pieces.
I like to start melting the next color after I have tossed the previous color in powdered sugar, before shaking in the strainer, to save some time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 5mg
By on December 21st, 2023

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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