Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow Recipe

Delicious hot cocoa puppy chow recipe perfect snack during hot chocolate weather!

Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow Recipe

It has been so long since I have made puppy chow. The last one that was made and posted on the blog was for Valentine’s Day.

Since it is wintertime and perfect hot chocolate weather, I decided a hot cocoa puppy chow would be the perfect treat.

How To Make Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow

For the full instructions, please see the printable recipe card down below.

First, measure out your ingredients and melt the chocolate.

Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow - Ingredients

Pour the melted chocolate over the Chex cereal.

Pour Chocolate over Cereal

Stir the cereal and melted chocolate together until the cereal is completely covered.

Mixing Cereal and Chocolate

Divide the hot chocolate powder into the 2 freezer bags.

Add hot chocolate to 2 freezer bags

Divide the chocolate Chex cereal mixture into the 2 freezer bags.

Add in Chocolate covered Chex Cereal

Seal the bags shut and shake thoroughly.

Add your mallows and store in an airtight container.

Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow Recipe

Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow Recipe

I truly hope you enjoy this delicious recipe!

Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow Recipe

Delicious hot cocoa puppy chow that pairs perfectly with hot chocolate!
Print Recipe
Hot Cocoa Puppy Chow Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 2 large gallon freezer bags


  • 9 cups Chex cereal
  • 10 oz Wilton chocolate candy melts
  • 2 cups hot cocoa mix any brand
  • 1/2 cups Kraft mallow bits or you could also substitute mini marshmallows


  • Pour the candy melts into a glass microwavable safe dish. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted. Let cool a few minutes.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the Chex cereal and gently stir until all the cereal is coated with melted chocolate.
  • Divide the 2 cups of hot cocoa mix between the 2 large freezer bags.
  • Divide the chocolate coated cereal between the 2 bags of hot cocoa mix, seal shut and gently shake each bag to coat the cereal with hot cocoa mix.
  • Add the mallow bits and/or mini marshmallows to the puppy chow.


Store the muddy buddy’s in an airtight container (I simply keep it in the freezer bags) in the fridge.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 19mg
Servings: 9 cups
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms


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