Eat Drink & Be Mary: Thin Mint Puppy Chow


Thin Mint Puppy Chow

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Have you ever heard of Puppy Chow (no, not dog food) or Muddy Buddies?  The chocolate & peanut butter flavored chex mix treat.  Well, if you haven't you're missing out.  These bad boys are delicious.  
Originially, Muddy Buddies are the brand you can buy in the store, and Puppy Chow is what people call it when they make it at home.  I have found people use the two names interchangeably (if that's a word?). 

Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone (my Valentine and I just celebrated this past weekend), and March is now here, I have been all about green & wee little men.  As in, St. Patricks Day.  The day where, if you're anything like me, you have to rummage through your closet hoping you own at least ONE thing in green so you won't spend all day getting pinched.  So today I'm bringing you a treat perfect for this green-pinching day.  Thin Mint Puppy Chow.  

This recipe is VERY easy.  Five ingredients.  And only four steps.  
This mixture was so delicious, and perfect for St. Patricks day with all the minty flavors going on.  And the pretzels, were a nice twist on the more popular recipes.  Such crunchy goodness.

Thin Mint Puppy Chow
Original recipe found here 

What you need to have:
5 C of Rice Chex Cereal
1 C of Pretzels

1 bag Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips
1 C (or less) Powdered Sugar
Mint M&Ms

What you need to do:
+ Put Rice Chex & Pretzels into a large bowl.
+ Pour Andes baking chips into a microwavable bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals until melted, and pour over chex & pretzel mixture.
+ Place half of the mixture in a plastic bag, pour in some of the powdered sugar, seal the bag & shake.  Use a slotted spoon to remove chex & pretzels (avoiding excess powdered sugar).  Repeat until all of the mixture is covered in powdered sugar.
+ Let the chocolate harden & add in the mint M&ms.

Store in a air tight container or serve right away.  Enjoy my little leprechauns.  


Do you celebrate St. Patricks Day?  Will you be frantically searching for green, like me, this 17th?  Have you ever had Muddy Buddies/Puppy Chow before?  Do you have any "go to" St. Patty's Day recipes?

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  1. Okay...will you please share how you did that adorable chalkboard sign? Is it by hand? I love it and this recipe. My husband loves thin mints.

  2. Ahhhhhh! I live for thin mints and I LOVE puppy chow! Oh my goodness, I'm definitely making this. Yum! Thank you so much for sharing with us, Mary! And a big thank you for linking up with us girls today!! xoxo

  3. Well seeing as my husband and I somehow devoured an entire sleeve of thin mint girl scout cookies last night...(blush, it is true) I think this recipe is for me! LOVE it! :) So glad to find you via the link up today! xoxo

  4. My mouth is watering, I have to try this immediately!

  5. Oh goodness gracious, that looks absolutely yummy! I've been blessed to have eaten Puppy Chow my entire life here in the Midwest. Hallelujah! I'm not sure what exactly our St. Patty's Day plans will be, but I'm going to see if I can find a corned beef crockpot recipe for supper Monday night! I hope you find something green to wear... don't want to get pinched!

  6. that puppy chow is sooo cute and man, I could go for some!

  7. I love muddy buddies. I tend to go with corned beef and cabbage with green potatoes for St. Patty's day.

  8. LOVE!! (and love seeing GREEN- I'm thinking APring all the way minus this snow in Va haha) Thanks for sharing this!

  9. Oh My Gosh thin mint puppy chow!!! That is such a great idea, I'm definitely trying this!!!

  10. I love puppy chow but this one is like the mother of all puppy chow! Definitely trying it! Thanks for linking up with the Little Friday link up!


  11. Hi from the link-up! This looks SO good! I have a St. Patty's work party coming up, I am going to be making this! Thanks!

  12. Oh my gob - that looks so yummy! I want to try it this weekend. I may gain 10 pounds before Monday, but I'm sure it'll be worth it!

  13. Oh muh geee - I am totally making this!! Chris would love this stuff!

  14. Yep, I must make this! Thank you for the delightfully fattening recipe! ~Tammy

  15. I love that it's called "puppy chow!" How does that make me want it more?! Looks incredible!!!


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