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Easy Fruit Loop Puppy Chow

If you love the fruity flavors of this delicious cereal but you’re in the mood for a sweet treat everyone will enjoy, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! This fruity puppy chow is easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones!

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Do I Have to Use Chex Mix to Make Puppy Chow?

This was the question on my mind as I perused the cereal aisle at the grocery store. My granddaughter was coming over to help me bake and I wanted to make some sort of snack for her to enjoy while she was here.

She absolutely loved the Valentine’s Chex Mix that I made last week so I decided something along those lines was in order. But what, exactly?

That’s when I saw the jumbo-sized bag of Fruit Loops. Well, generic Fruit Loops, anyway.

It hit me right away that this fruity cereal would be the perfect base for a candy-like snack.

When I made my Valentine’s Chex Mix I used strawberry cake mix on top of the melted almond bark. But when it came to these Fruit Loops, I decided against that. They have so much flavor all by themselves. Why cover that up?

So, ultimately I decided to coat them in melted white chocolate (almond bark) and add a cup of powdered sugar.

Then, just for fun, we threw in some miniature dehydrated marshmallows. These are different from mini-marshmallows. Dehydrated minis are the ones you so often see in hot chocolate packets.

We worked together to make the Fruit Loop Chow and let me just tell you. . .it was a smashing success. In fact, I think this is my favorite Puppy Chow recipe yet!

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow Ingredients

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’re going to need. These items are easily located in your local supermarket. (Well, all but the dehydrated marshmallows. Not every store carries those but they can be ordered at Amazon.)

  • Froot Loops
  • almond bark (or white chocolate chips)
  • vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar
  • dehydrated mini marshmallows

How to Make Fruit Loop Puppy Chow (a Luscious Cereal Treat)

This comes together in minutes. You’re going to love how easy it is. My granddaughter had a magnificent time helping out! Just follow these easy steps and you can make Fruit Loop Puppy Chow, too!

Start by placing six cups of Fruit Loops into a large mixing bowl. Add dehydrated marshmallows.

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow from Out of the Box Baking.com

Melt your almond bark. Place squares of bark and the tablespoon of vegetable oil into a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for two minutes, stopping at the halfway point to stir.

Make sure chocolate is completely melted.

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow from Out of the Box Baking.com

Pour the melted chocolate on top.

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow from Out of the Box Baking.com

Stir well with a large spoon making sure every piece is coated.

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow from Out of the Box Baking.com

Now it’s time to add your powdered sugar. Coat well.

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow from Out of the Box Baking.com

This is a great time to sample the merchandise. At least, that’s what Brooke thought!

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow from Out of the Box Baking.com

I asked her opinion and she was happy to share it.

Spread the entire mixture on a cookie sheet to dry. (I placed a piece of parchment paper down on my cookie sheet for easy cleanup.) You could use wax paper if you prefer.

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow from Out of the Box Baking.com

When the candy dries (and comes to room temperature), place it in a gallon-sized baggie or other airtight container to stay fresh.

Fruit Loop Puppy Chow will stay fresh for a week or more if properly sealed but if you’ve got kids around it definitely won’t last that long. It’s one of those cereal snacks your family will devour!

What to Expect from this Fruity Treat

Take about a great recipe!

You’re going to flip over this one, folks! It’s simple, it’s loaded with fruity flavor, and it’s sweet enough to make the perfect treat!

When I saw Brooke a week after our get-together she informed me that the ziplock baggie of Fruit Loop Puppy Chow was nearly empty. They had devoured it!

Every now and again I come up with an idea that’s a real winner and we both agreed this recipe was definitely a winner!

Some folks call this cereal treat White Trash Candy because it’s a cheap alternative to store-bought candies. (And tastier, too!)

Variations on this Recipe

I’ve been thinking about all of the other types of cereal you could use to make Puppy Chow. I’ve already tried Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (In fact, we made a big batch of that on the same day we made the Fruit Loop Puppy Chow!)

Other cereals I’d like to try:

  • Reese’s Puffs. (Can you imagine peanut butter cereal and powdered sugar? Perhaps, instead of melting chocolate, melted peanut butter would work as a base.)
  • Honey Nut Cheerios. I mean…..yum. Talk about a different flavor (but equally as delicious). Throw in a little maple syrup for additional flavor.
  • Apple Jacks. If you love that delicious apple flavor, you’ll love it even more coated in chocolate and powdered sugar.
  • Corn flakes: Hey, why not?!
  • Lucky Charms: Another fruity alternative!

Cereal is such a simple ingredient!

Use your imagination! And feel free to add marshmallows, M&Ms, sprinkles, or any other add-ins you like!


That’s it for this recipe, friends. I hope you enjoy this sweet treat!

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Easy Fruit Loop Puppy Chow

Easy Fruit Loop Puppy Chow

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you love the fruity flavors of this delicious cereal but you're in the mood for a sweet treat everyone will enjoy, I've got the perfect recipe for you! This fruity puppy chow is easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones!

Ingredients

  • Fruit Loop Puppy Chow Ingredients
  • 6 cups Fruit Loops
  • 1 pound almond bark (or white melting chocolate)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dehydrated mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Start by melting your almond bark. Place squares of bark and the tablespoon of vegetable oil into a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for two minutes, stopping at the halfway point to stir.
    Make sure chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Place six cups of Fruit Loops into a large bowl and pour the melted chocolate on top. Stir well with a large spoon making sure every piece is coated.
  3. Add a cup of dehydrated marshmallows.
  4. Now it's time to add your powdered sugar. Coat well.
  5. Spread on a cookie sheet to dry. (I placed a piece of parchment paper down on my cookie sheet for easy cleanup.)
  6. When the candy dries, place it in a gallon-sized baggie to stay fresh.
  7. Fruit Loop Puppy Chow will stay fresh for a week or more if properly sealed but if you've got kids around it definitely won't last that long.

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