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Candy Cane Kisses Puppy Chow

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I am always wanting to change up the traditional Chex Mix Recipe (aka Puppy Chow) recipes! See this Candy Cane Kisses Puppy Chow!


Candy Cane Kisses Puppy Chow (Chex Mix Recipe)

It’s that time of year… I start looking at Pinterest a little more often and browsing recipes on the internet.

I think one of my favorite things to do is put my own spin on a traditional recipe everyone loves, and that shows up year to year.

You never know when you might find a new favorite or a recipe that starts a new family tradition! 

chex mix sweet candy cane

I think this Candy Cane Kisses Puppy Chow recipe will be one you make again and again.  They have the traditional powdered sugar coating and addictive cereal crunch, but also have the light Candy Cane flavoring you get from Hershey’s White Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses.

If you end up with one too many bags of Hershey’s Kisses this holiday season, throw them in this recipe to keep yourself from eating them! 😉

Make It:

First you will melt your soft ingredients.  You will add together your Hershey’s Kisses, and the shortening into a double broiler.  Depending on altitude and humidity in your area, you may not even need the shortening.

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Adding Shortening…Or Not:

I always end up adding it, since for me, white chocolate has a way of losing moisture in a double broiler and becoming scorched. Don’t need that to happen!   You can add half of the shortening as the chocolate Kisses melt and then add more as necessary.  You’re looking for a smooth, creamy consistency.  Be sure to stir often, so the chocolate doesn’t get overly hot in one area of your double broiler!

After your chocolate mixture is done, pour six cups of Chex into a large 2 gallon Ziploc bag, or a good plastic bowl with a cover. The bowl and lid combo is actually the best possible way to make this, I believe!  

chex cereal

You will pour your Kisses mixture over the cereal and lightly stir with a spatula.  Then add in the powdered sugar to your bowl or bag, and seal.  

If you have a kiddo helping in the kitchen, this is a good job for them. Toss well until the cereal is covered in both the Kisses mixture and the powdered sugar.  The nice thing about the bowl and lid is that there aren’t as many clumps as with a bag. But either way works!

When done tossing, put your Puppy Chow into a nice serving dish.  I like a Trifle Bowl if you’re serving it right away, or you can put it into a resealable glass dish.  Seal if not eating this immediately, to prevent the cereal from becoming soft or stale.



Yield: 6 cups

Candy Cane Kisses Puppy Chow

Candy Cane Kisses Puppy Chow Final

Try this special Holiday Themed Puppy Chow Recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 6 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 bag (10 ounces Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses)


    Pour in the powdered sugar in a gallon size freezer baggie and set aside.

    Add Rice Chex to a large bowl.

    Melt the Hershey's kisses until smooth and creamy. (I use my double boiler but you can use your microwave if you don't have one)

    Add a little shortening if it's to thick to thin it out.

    Pour the melted kisses over the Chex cereal in the bowl and stir until coated evenly.

    Add the mixture to the baggie with the powdered sugar and shake until all of the rice Chex are cited evenly.


Seal or serve immediately. No need to refrigerate.

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