The most addicting snack to bring to your next Holiday party

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The most addicting snack to bring to your next Holiday party

Photo by Cate Casparius '19

Photo by Cate Casparius '19

Photo by Cate Casparius '19

Cate Casparius ’19

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There’s nothing better than showing up to a party and seeing a stacked set up of drool-worthy desserts. Some typical tables may contain festive brownies and cupcakes, exciting cake pops or chocolate covered strawberries, but most are missing an addicting dessert snack mix: puppy chow.

Not only is this mix of Chex cereal, chocolate spread and powdered sugar unbelievably satisfying from the crunch evoked by the cereal ingredient, it’s also extremely versatile and easy to make. Due to it’s unfamiliarity to the public, it’s sure to make anyone who tries it ask, “what is this and where can I get more?”

Recipes vary in the type of chocolate used depending on the flavor profiles of the mix. Here are two recipes that you should’ve brought to your St. Patrick’s Day party to have kept people at the dessert table. But no worries, this addicting mix can be easily altered to fit any party theme.

First is the St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Chow. It’s delicious and festively colorful. The recipe calls for: four cups Chex Rice Cereal, one and a half cups of melted dark chocolate, one teaspoon coconut oil, two teaspoons sea salt, three fourths cup of powdered sugar, half a cup of mint M&M’s, half a cup of green and white sprinkles and eight mint Oreos.

First, combine chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl and melt in 30 second intervals. While the chocolate is melting, pour Chex cereal into a large bowl. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir in salt then pour over the cereal. With a rubber spatula or your hands, mix the cereal with the chocolate making sure every piece of Chex is coated in chocolate. Next, pour the powdered sugar into a tupperware container and pour coated cereal into the container. Close the container with a top and shake the mix until cereal is coated in sugar. Next, remove chow from container and return it to the bowl were you poured the chocolate over the cereal. Add M&M’s and sprinkles to the mix. Then grab the mint oreos and break them into thirds then add to the mix. With your hands, mix all ingredients in the bowl then transfer into a visually appealing bowl to serve in. Now, start on the next recipe.


Leprechaun Chow Mix. It’s sweet and exciting. The recipe calls for four cups Chex Rice Cereal, one and a half cups of melted white chocolate, one teaspoon almond extract, one teaspoons vanilla extract, two teaspoons of sea salt, three fourths cup powdered sugar and one cup of marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal.

Combine the white chocolate, shortening and both extracts in a microwave safe bowl and melt in 30 second intervals. While the chocolate is melting, pour Chex cereal into a large bowl. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir in salt then pour over the cereal. With a rubber spatula or your hands, mix the cereal with the chocolate making sure every piece of Chex is coated in chocolate. Next, pour the powdered sugar into a tupperware container and pour coated cereal into the container. Close the container with a top and shake the mix until cereal is coated in sugar. Then, remove chow from container and return it to the bowl where you poured the chocolate over the cereal. Add the Lucky Charms marshmallow and mix with your hands then transfer into another serving bow. Finally, bring the dessert mixes to your party and watch it disappear in seconds.

The best part about this recipe isn’t even the final product or reaction of your friends: it’s the fact that you can snack on every ingredient while you prepare the mix.

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