This White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow is the perfect seasonal snack, gift, or dessert.  Made with just a few simple ingredients that can be found at your local ALDI store.

Christmas is only a few days away!  While you all know I’m a huge fan of baking homemade desserts, often around this time of year with holiday parties and traveling I need a dessert or side dish I can whip up quickly.  This White Chocolate peppermint Puppy Chow is only a few ingredients and deliciously addictive!  And the best part is I found all the ingredients for this holiday dessert for a lower price at my local ALDI store.

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

The last few times I’ve shopped at ALDI I’ve been amazed by the high quality of products and lower prices.  I’ve found fresh award-winning salmon, organic grass-fed ground beef, nitrate free sausages and bacon in the meat department.  A variety of fresh produce.  Artisan cheeses, mixed nuts, and gluten-free snacks just to name a few of my favorite things.  They even have holiday decor, gift bags, and stocking stuffers.  ALDI is a one stop shop for all your holiday needs.

ALDI is the one stop shop for all your holiday needs #ALDIHaul

Now how to make this White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow.  Since my childhood I have been obsessed with making the traditional muddy buddies and am always looking to make it a seasonal treat.  It’s the best combination of sweet, salty, and crunch.  And it’s perfect to serve at parties or to wrap and hand out as gifts.

I love mixing the rice squares with popcorn, because who doesn’t like popcorn, right!  This would also be great with pretzels or a mix of rice and corn squares.  Many different variations.

Recipe for White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow with ingredients from ALDI

All you need to do is melt the Almond Bark or White Chocolate and mix with the cereal and crushed candy canes.

Salty Snacks mixed with White Chocolate and Peppermint for a Sweet Holiday Treat.

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow Recipe by Sweet and Strong BlogThen add the cereal mix to a zipped-top bag(s) with powdered sugar, I use two separate bags.  And shake shake shake.

How to make Puppy Chow

And that is how you make a simple and delicious holiday treat in under 10 minutes that I’m sure the whole family will enjoy.

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow Recipe by Sweet and Strong Blog

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This White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow is the perfect seasonal snack, gift, or dessert. Made with just a few simple ingredients that can be found at your local ALDI store.
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Serves: 14
Ingredients
  • 8 cups Millville rice squares
  • 6 cups SimplyNautre organicpopcorn
  • 24 oz Baker's CornerAlmond Bark or white melting chocolate
  • 3 cups Baker's Corner powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups crushed candy canes
Instructions
  1. Pour the cereal and popcorn into a large bowl.
  2. Melt the almond bark or white chocolate according to the package directions.
  3. Pour melted chocolate over the cereal and toss to coat. Add and toss in the crushed candy canes.
  4. Divide powdered sugar into two zipped-top bags (1½ cups in each bag)
  5. Divide cereal mix into the two zipped-top bags and shake to coat in powdered sugar.
  6. Pour bag into a large bowl and enjoy!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

I encourage you to stop by your local ALDI and see all their amazing new products to fit any healthy lifestyle and for all your holiday needs.  And be sure to share your ALDI finds using the hashtag #ALDIHaul and #ALDILove on your social channels.  You can follow ALDI for recipe ideas and more on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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20 Comments on White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups
    December 21, 2017 at 11:32 am (9 months ago)

    I actually just made Muddy Buddies for my book club last weekend, it is so delicious! I love the idea of making it with peppermint and popcorn. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm (9 months ago)

      Such a delicous snack for a group!

      Reply
  2. Lacey@fairytalesandfitness
    December 21, 2017 at 12:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I actually just made the original kind the other day. I’ll have to make this again and try your version.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm (9 months ago)

      I love the traditional kind too!

      Reply
  3. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    December 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh my!!! This look incredible!!!! I LOVE the idea and have to try it. I of course love ALDI too– they have the best stuff!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm (9 months ago)

      Yes so many great products!

      Reply
  4. Erinn
    December 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm (9 months ago)

    YUM! I love peppermint so much, especially this time of year. I bet this would be great with dark chocolate too!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm (9 months ago)

      I was thinking of trying it with dark chocolate next! It just might need some butter to hold it all together.

      Reply
  5. Rachel
    December 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm (9 months ago)

    This is actually perfect! My boyfriend is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, so I was actually just lamenting how I couldn’t make puppy chow. This is a great solution 🙂

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm (9 months ago)

      Oh yes this is the perfect solution! Let me know if you give it a try 🙂

      Reply
  6. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    December 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm (9 months ago)

    100% need this in my life ASAP! I totally forgot I usually make puppy chow pecans during the holidays, I need to get on that!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm (9 months ago)

      Puppy Chow Pecans sound amazing! Anything with chocolate and salty snacks has me hooked!

      Reply
  7. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona
    December 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm (9 months ago)

    This recipe looks so good! I’ve never made puppy chow before (maybe it’s an American thing? I’ve never seen it before here in Canada), but I might have to try making this recipe.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm (9 months ago)

      I dunno if it is or not. I know they now sell it pre made in stores, but I’m sure the quick homemade version is SOOOO much better!

      Reply
  8. Chelsea
    December 22, 2017 at 10:42 pm (9 months ago)

    I LOVE puppy chow!!! That recipe sounds amazingly good!! I’m all about the no-bake treats! I’ve always loved no-bake cookies too! So, so yummy!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm (9 months ago)

      Yes no bake treats are so delicious! And a huge bonus that they’re usually pretty easy to make 🙂

      Reply
  9. Farrah
    December 24, 2017 at 9:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Ahh, this looks so good! 😀 I need to go get some rice cereal! White chocolate is my favorite! :]

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm (9 months ago)

      I love the flavor of white chocolate too. I need to add it to more things 🙂

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 2, 2018 at 2:50 pm (9 months ago)

      YES I totally agree, it’s such a delicious treat!

      Reply

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