Dive into the Blue: Celebrating with Blue Puppy Chow

Looking for a treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat? Our Blue Puppy Chow is the perfect snack for adding a splash of color and sweetness to any gathering, whether it’s a party, a casual get-together, or just a special treat for a regular day. Here’s how you can whip up this vibrant snack in just a few simple steps.


  • Rice Chex: 6 cups
  • Royal Blue Candy Melts: 6 ounces
  • Blue Candy Melts: 6 ounces
  • Powdered Sugar: 1 cup
  • Blue Sprinkles: 1 package
  • Gallon-Sized Plastic Bags: 2


  1. Prep Cereal: Divide the Rice Chex evenly into two bowls, placing 3 cups in each.
  2. Sugar Setup: Distribute 1/2 cup of powdered sugar into each of the two gallon-sized plastic bags and set aside.
  3. Melt Candy: Melt 6 ounces of royal blue candy melts according to the package instructions. Drizzle the melted candy over the cereal in one of the bowls. Gently fold to combine and then stir in some blue sprinkles for extra flair.
  4. Coat and Shake: Transfer the candy-coated cereal into one of the sugar-filled bags. Seal the bag and shake vigorously until each piece is well coated with powdered sugar. Spread out the coated cereal on a wax paper-lined baking sheet to cool. Repeat the same process with the blue candy melts for the cereal in the second bowl.
  5. Cool: Allow the puppy chow to cool completely on the baking sheets, ensuring the coating sets nicely.

Prep and Cooling Time:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: Varies, until set
  • Total Time: About 20 minutes

Nutritional Info:

  • Calories: Approximately 113 per serving


  • Serving this treat at room temperature brings out the best flavors.
  • Get creative by using different colored candy melts to suit your theme or celebration.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep the puppy chow fresh and crunchy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can I use different types of cereal? Yes, while Rice Chex is ideal for its shape and texture, feel free to experiment with other cereals like Corn Chex or even Crispix for a similar effect.
  2. How long will the puppy chow stay fresh? Stored properly in an airtight container, your puppy chow can remain fresh and tasty for up to a week.
  3. Is there a way to reduce the sweetness? If you prefer less sweet, reduce the amount of powdered sugar and candy melts, or try using semi-sweet melts for a milder taste.
  4. Can I make this gluten-free? Absolutely! Just ensure that the cereal and candy melts you choose are certified gluten-free.

Chef’s Advice:

When making Blue Puppy Chow, always ensure your candy melts are smoothly melted without overheating to prevent the mixture from seizing. A smooth pour ensures an even coating on your Chex, making every bite perfectly sweet and crunchy. This delightful treat not only tastes great but also brings a pop of royal blue to your festive table setting, making it as much a feast for the eyes as for the palate! Enjoy crafting this simple yet stunning snack and watch it disappear before your eyes at your next party!

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