Quick Fall Treat: Candy Corn Puppy Chow

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I have a confession to make…I am addicted to candy corn.  Can’t get enough of it!!!  This time of year I find myself looking longingly at those brightly colored orange, yellow and white bags of sugary candy every time I’m at the store.  I’ll admit it.  I do buy waaaay too many and DO NOT like to share.  Just ask my girlies.  I’m getting better I think.  I came up with the idea of combining two of my favorite things together(to share even!): candy corn and cake mix.  Voila!  Candy Corn Puppy Chow was born!

This is another one of those quick snacks you can throw together for a party or get together.  And this is perfect for all of the fall/harvest parties that are coming up for school and at the office.  Also, those Halloween parties too!  And serve it in those cute cupcake liners again.  You can always find them according to the season/holiday that’s right around the corner.  Perfect for entertaining.  Here’s all you do to put it together:

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Quick Fall Treat: Candy Corn Puppy Chow
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A quick fall treat for your next party
Recipe type: Dessert, Treat, Fall

  • 5 cups Chex Cereal
  • 10 oz. Almond Bark (vanilla flavored)
  • 1-2 tsp. vegetable shortening
  • 1½ cups Vanilla Cake Mix
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 11 oz. bag Candy Corn, chopped

  1. In a large plastic container with a lid, measure out Chex Cereal. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cake mix and powdered sugar and chopped candy corn. Set aside.
  3. Melt Almond Bark according to directions on package, adding in vegetable shortening before melting.
  4. Pour melted Almond Bark over cereal. Put lid on container and shake lightly but
  5. thoroughly until cereal is evenly coated. Then pour powdered mixture onto cereal and Almond Bark combo. Replace lid and shake lightly but again thoroughly until cereal is evenly coated with powdered mixture.
  6. Works best if it’s allowed to harden/cool before serving.

If you don’t have a large plastic container or bowl with a lid on hand, feel free to use a paper bag and roll down the top and shake it all together in there. Just be sure the bottom is sealed well! Also, when you chop the candy corn, if you spread it out on a chopping board and allow it to ‘dry’ it won’t stick together as much when you add it to your cereal.


Recipe adapted from So Very Blessed

If you’d like, you could throw in some peanuts and really jazz it up.  Let us know how you like this combo.  And if you’re truly enjoying this post, please consider sharing it and pinning it :)

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  1. we love puppy chow! I bet it’s great with candy corn!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/fall-treats/

    Have a great rest if of the weekend!

    • We love puppy chow around here too and it went great with the candy corn! Thanks for the feature and for hosting great parties :)

  2. I’m pretty sure this would be dangerous for me – I’d eat way too much!!

    • My thoughts exactly, Deborah! It’s so addicting :) Thanks for looking!

  3. Oh my goodness that looks SO yummy!!! I will definitely have to try that! I love candy corn and puppy chow…perfect combo! http://moresisterstuff.blogspot.com/

  4. LOVE puppy chow, I just made some pumpkin puppy chow, will def. have to try this one!

  5. What an amazing idea. I’d never thought of making something like this. Thank you for sharing this and your other wonderful ideas at our linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/ & we love seeing you back there this week with another project!!

  6. Thanks for sharing. Yum!

  7. What a sweet and creative treat! And love the name! (:

  8. I always love your presentation! SO cute! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  9. Great way to combine puppy chow (which is great) with candy corn (which is really great)! Love this!

  10. Candy corn and puppy chow…what a great idea! I bet it tastes great!!!

  11. Anything with candy corn has my vote.

  12. Thanks for linking up at The Chic Geek, you are one of my featured links! Stop by to grab your featured button :-)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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