Take your classic puppy chow recipe to the next level with this Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe. The perfect holiday snack for Christmas.

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Easy Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe:

Red Velvet Puppy Chow is loaded with flavor. The ingredients are simple, delicious and easy to make. If you love red velvet recipes, then you are going to love this recipe.

Chex Mix is mixed with melted cream cheese, powdered sugar and red velvet cake mix. Muddy buddies is the ultimate holiday snack mix and this Red Velvet Puppy Chow is a must.

Instead of the traditional puppy chow ingredients, this dessert recipe is combines everything you love about Red Velvet.

Ingredients needed - chex cereal, cream cheese frosting, red velvet cake mix, powdered sugar, sprinkles

Ingredients:

  • Rice Chex Cereal
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Red White and Pink Sprinkles (optional)

How to Make Red Velvet Puppy Chow:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2 – Spread the 2 cups of red velvet cake mix on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.  Then allow the cake mix to cool before using.
  • Step 3 – Place the cream cheese frosting in a large microwave safe bowl. 
  • Step 4 – Heat the frosting in 20 second intervals until melted.
Baking the red velvet cake mix and melt the cream cheese
  • Step 5 – Then gently mix in the Chex cereal.  Gently fold the cereal until it’s coated with the cream cheese frosting.
  • Step 6 – Place the cooled red velvet cake mix and powdered sugar in a sealed bag.  Shake to thoroughly combine the 2 in the bag. 
  • Step 7 – Then work in batches, add the coated cereal into the bag. Seal and shake until the cereal is coated with the red velvet mixture.
Mix the cereal with the melted cream cheese and mixing in a zip lock bag
  • Step 8 – Remove the coated puppy chow and spread it out onto the baking sheet to cool.  Continue this process until all the cereal is coated and the puppy chow is made.
  • Step 9 – Allow the puppy chow cool completely.  Then toss in the sprinkles right before serving.
Spread the puppy chow on a baking sheet and top with sprinkles
  • Step 10 – Then the red velvet puppy chow is ready to serve and enjoy.
Close up image of a bowl of Red Velvet Puppy Chow with sprinkles

Recipe Tips:

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix – Bake the Cake for about 5 minutes before mixing it with the other ingredients. Make sure to bake the cake because of the raw ingredients in the cake mix.
  • Melting Cream Cheese – Melt cream cheese in 20 seconds intervals until melted in a large bowl. Do not over cook as you do not want the cream cheese to melt.
  • Combining Ingredients – When combining the ingredients together, make sure you gently toss together.
  • Adding Sprinkles – Add sprinkles once the cereal mixture has cooled down.
Close up image of a bowl of Red Velvet Puppy Chow with sprinkles

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Melted Chocolate – Make traditional puppy chow with melted chocolate. You can use semi sweet chocolate chips or white chocolate chips.
  • Cream Cheese and Milk – You can add in 2 tablespoons of milk to add a creamier texture.
  • Holiday Snack – We make this snack for Christmas and it is also perfect for Valentine’s Day. You can easily use different types of sprinkles.
Close up image of a container of Red Velvet Puppy Chow

How to Store Puppy Chow:

Keep the leftover puppy chow in an airtight bag or container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Double the recipe to give out to friends and family since it stores so easily.

Close up image of a bowl of Red Velvet Puppy Chow with sprinkles

Puppy Chow Additions:

This Red Velvet Puppy Chow is a base recipe. But feel free to add in other items to make it your own. Here are some of our favorite additions.

  • M&M’s
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Mini Rolos
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Junior Mints
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Pretzels
  • Marshmallows

How Long will it Last:

If the Puppy Chow is stored properly, it will last about one to two weeks.

Close up image of a bowl of Red Velvet Puppy Chow with sprinkles

Can you Make Puppy Chow Ahead of time?

Yes, puppy chow is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time. We love making this for a holiday dessert and to wrap up to give as gifts.

We like to place this puppy chow in a specific container to enjoy all holiday season long.

Close up image of a bowl of Red Velvet Puppy Chow with sprinkles

What other Names for Puppy Chow:

This popular recipe has been called many different things. It all depends on where you are from and how you grew up.

  • Muddy Buddies
  • Reindeer Chow
  • Muddy Munch

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Red Velvet Puppy Chow

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Take your classic puppy chow recipe to the next level with this Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe. The perfect holiday snack for Christmas.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 357

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Chex Cereal
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 cups Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Red White and Pink Sprinkles optional
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread the 2 cups of red velvet cake mix on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.  Then allow the cake mix to cool before using.
  • Place the cream cheese frosting in a large microwave safe mixing bowl.
  • Heat the frosting in 20 second intervals until melted.
  • Then gently mix in the Chex cereal.  Gently fold the cereal until it’s coated with the cream cheese frosting.
  • Place the cooled red velvet cake mix and powdered sugar in a sealed bag.  Shake to thoroughly combine the 2 in the bag.
  • Then work in batches, add the coated cereal into the bag, seal and shake until the cereal is coated with the red velvet mixture.
  • Remove the coated puppy chow and spread it out onto the baking sheet to cool.  Continue this process until all the cereal is coated and the puppy chow is made.
  • Let the puppy chow cool completely.  Then toss in the sprinkles right before serving.
  • Then the red velvet puppy chow is ready to serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 357kcal, Carbohydrates 67g, Protein 3g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Sodium 401mg, Potassium 118mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 43g, Vitamin A 376IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 106mg, Iron 8mg

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