Valentine's Day puppy chow made from chex cereal in a bowl with a heart on it.

Valentine's Day Puppy Chow

Valentine's Day Puppy Chow is the perfect treat for the holiday.  An amazing combination of salty and sweet that's kinda addictive!  With a few simple ingredients, you can munch on this delicious dessert in minutes.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 377kcal
Author Erin Henry


  • 9 cups Chex Cereal any variety or combination
  • 16 oz White Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 cups Frosted Animal Crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups Pretzel Twists
  • 1 cup Seasonal M&Ms


  • Line a cookie pan with parchment paper.  Set aside.  Next, divide Chex Mix between two gallon-size plastic bags and set aside.
  • Smash your Circus Animal Cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin.  Leave some in larger pieces for variety. Do the same with your pretzels, but leaving them in fairly large pieces.
  • Melt your candy melts in the microwave according to package directions.  Pour half the melted candy in each plastic bag and shake around to coat all the cereal.
  • Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar to each bag and toss to cover the candy-coated cereal pieces.  Now, add in half cookies and pretzels to each bag and mix. You can add a few larger cookie pieces for color.
  • Place it on cookie pan to solidly and add red, pink & white M&MS.  Enjoy!



Store in an airtight container for up to a week.  
Feel free to switch out the M&Ms for your favorite candy of choice. 
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 10.7mg