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Milky Way Puppy Chow

milky way puppy chow in a bowl


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 in a bowl

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 in a bowl

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.

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Milky Way Puppy Chow

milky way puppy chow in a bowl

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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 323Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 27mgSodium 324mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 2gSugar 31gProtein 3g

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Sunday 23rd of June 2013

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.

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Saturday 22nd of June 2013

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!

sally @ sallys baking addiction

Friday 21st of June 2013

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!!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

Thursday 20th of June 2013

Look at those chewy chunks! YUM!

Des @ Life's Ambrosia

Wednesday 19th of June 2013

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

Erin S

Wednesday 19th of June 2013

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.

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