Milky Way Puppy Chow


Milky Way Puppy Chow #recipe | @dinnersdishesanddesserts

It is hard for me to pick a favorite candy bar.  I love peanut butter cups, but for some reason if given the choice at the check out, I would never pick it.  Not sure why.  9 times of out 10 I would pick a Milky Way.  The other time would be a Peppermint Patty or maybe a 3 Musketeers.  This happens probably 2 times a year, so it is always a great debate for me :)  What about you?

Milky Way Puppy Chow #recipe | @dinnersdishesanddesserts

I usually only make Puppy Chow around Christmas time.  My family eats it like crazy, so I am not sure why I only make it one time a year.  I have been seeing all sorts of different flavors of puppy chow recently, so I decided to give it a try.  Obviously, I used my favorite candy bar; Milky Way.  But, I couldn’t just stop there.  I had to amp it up a little, similar to my traditional Puppy Chow recipe.

Milky Way Puppy Chow #recipe | @dinnersdishesanddesserts

The clumps are my favorite part.  And in a normal recipe I don’t find nearly enough clumps for my liking.  So I added caramel bits and more chocolate….can you ever go wrong with extra caramel and chocolate?  Yeah, I didn’t think so!  The really nice thing about Milky Way Puppy Chow is how quickly it comes together.  Melt, pour, shake, cool – you are done in 15 minutes, and you didn’t have to turn on the oven.  Win, win on a hot summer day.

Yields 10

Milky Way candy bars give a fun twist to your traditional Puppy Chow

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 8 cups chex cereal
  • 1 bag fun-sized Milky Way, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup caramel baking bits
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Measure chex cereal and spread on a large baking sheet.
  2. In a saucepan heat Milky Way, butter, caramel bits, and chocolate chips over medium low temperature. Heat until melted, and smooth.
  3. Pour over the chex cereal, mix until well coated.
  4. In batches, toss chex mixture and powdered sugar together in a resealable plastic bag. Spread evenly on a clean baking sheet to cool.
  5. Store in an air tight container.




  1. I would totally devour this. Amazing!

  2. Looks like a fun and delicious treat! For me, it’s always a Heath bar that calls my name at the checkout! :)

  3. Definitely peanut butter cups. Especially the pb lovers’ big cup!

  4. I can’t remember the last time I ate a Milky Way, great idea to add it to puppy chow!

  5. Does Reese’s count as a candy bar? Because they win bar none. Otherwise, probably Snickers :) My husband loves Milky Way bars though, so he would love this!

  6. The clumps are my favourite too! I love that you thought to yourself “there aren’t enough clumps” and proceeded to create more. Brilliant!

  7. I would, like, destroy this. My husband wouldn’t even stand a chance of dipping his greedy paws in this bowl! 😉

  8. No,l you cannot go wrong with extra caramel and chocolate. These look too delicious. I couldn’t have them on my counter (or anywhere in my house!) for fear of eating it all myself.

  9. I think my fav candy bar is snickers, but this chow might make me become a milky way lover

  10. I can’t pick a FAVORITE candy bar but a milky way comes close! This would be amazing!

  11. This looks so good, I am bookmarking this page and trying it.
    I would love it if you would join our BBQ Block Party-Linky Party on Thursday. This would be a great recipe to share with everyone.

    Hope to see you there.

  12. I am in the same boat. I couldn’t pick a favorite. But I’m thinking Milky Way could be a clear winner after looking at this puppy chow!!

  13. This looks like a fun recipe! I’m a fan of milky way bars and this is a great way to use them 😉

  14. You can never go wrong with extra caramel and chocolate :-) Love all the clumps in this!!!

  15. This is pretty genius! Milky Ways are my favorite candy bar too. I wonder how this would be with milky way dark.

    • I am sure it would be delicious. I would just use dark chocolate chips instead of the milk chocolate. Let me know how ot turns out, if you try it.

  16. Look at those chewy chunks! YUM!

  17. I don’t think I could choose a favorite candy bar. :) But a favorite puppy chow – this would be near the top of the list. I love milky ways and what a clever way to use them Erin!!

  18. What a fun dessert! I need to check out this puppy chow – never actually made it or had it. It looks like something that I could eat an entire bowl in one sitting. Delish!

  19. Gotta love puppy chow pretty much any way you make it as long as chocolate is involved. If choosing a candy bar it would probably be a snickers then peanut M&M’s even tho they aren’t considered a candy bar.


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