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St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching really quickly I thought I would share one last St. Patrick’s Day recipe for this year. This St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow is really easy to make and it’s relatively inexpensive, too. Cheap and easy, the perfect combination for a fun, seasonal recipe.

st. patrick's day puppy chow - rice chex mix covered in green candy melts, powdered sugar, and green sugar sprinkles

This year I’ve shared several St. Patrick’s Day recipes with you including this gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day Parfait, these easy Shamrock Pretzel Pops, Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls, and Shamrock Pretzel Bites, and these super fun Edible Gold Oreos. I’ve had a really great time being in the kitchen creating special treats for St. Patrick’s Day.

st. patrick's day puppy chow - rice chex mix covered in green candy melts, powdered sugar, and green sugar sprinkles

With all these fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, you should be able to throw the ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Puppy Chow
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 3 cups candy melts - I used green & white
  • ⅛ teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Other Items Needed:
  • large (gallon-sized) zippered plastic baggy
  • soft-tipped spatula
  • green sugar sprinkles
  1. Put the Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Add powdered sugar to a large zippered plastic baggy and set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts according the directions on the package. Once the candy melts are melted and smooth, stir in the mint extract until combined.
  3. Pour melted candy melts into the large bowl over the cereal. Gently mix together with a soft-tipped spatula or something like it. Be careful while stirring so that the cereal doesn't break into small pieces. Stir until the cereal is coated evenly with the melted candy melts.
  4. Pour the mixture into the bag with the powdered sugar and seal. Gently shake the baggy until all the cereal pieces are coated with powdered sugar.
  5. Pour on to a large baking sheet and allow to cool.
This should keep for at least 3 days when stored in an airtight container or bag.

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow is the perfect green and minty snack! But beware y’all, it’s highly addictive and it will be incredibly hard to stop popping these yummy treats in your mouth!

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow Tips

While I normally use chocolate in my puppy chow recipes, I thought using green candy melts was a great way to give it a slight green color. It doesn’t show well in the photos, but the green from the candy melts does show through behind the powdered sugar.

Making St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow is a great way to celebrate the holiday!

Don’t forget to pin this to St. Patrick’s Day boards. And if you’re not following on Pinterest, head on over and follow me now. You don’t want to miss all the goodies I’m pinning.

rice chex mix covered in green candy melts, powdered sugar, and green sugar sprinkles

St. Patrick’s Day Parfait

a glass jar filled with layer of brownie, cool whip and pudding to make a St. Patrick's Day Parfait

Shamrock Pretzel Pops

If you have 5 minutes, you have all the time it takes to make these Shamrock Pretzel Pops.Edible Gold Oreos

lots of edible gold oreos with gold and green bead necklaces

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    shelly peterson says:

    This puppy chow recipe looks so yummy. I love mint flavored treats.

  2. 2

    That looks great!

  3. 3

    I have always loved making puppy chow like this. It is yummy and super easy and my family seems to enjoy it. I will have to try this recipe.

  4. 4

    My youngest daughter loves making puppy chow for the family and her friends. Sharing this with her so she can make a batch for this weekend!

  5. 5

    I’ve made puppy chow before and our family loves it. Your recipe is a little different so will be trying it soon.

  6. 6

    This is such a sweet treat for March 17th! Giving this one a pin because we need to make it!

  7. 7

    Yummers! I love trying out new Chex mix recipes and I can’t wait to try this one. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays so it is perfect!

  8. 8

    this recipe looks simple and easy to make for the holidays

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