Caramel Apple Puppy Chow
All your favorite flavors of a delicious caramel apple are in this easy to make apple cinnamon puppy chow drizzled with hot carmel. It’s so addicting, it’s going to be your new favorite fall snack!
I’m so EXCITED! Not only is it my birthday next month (and my amazing husband has a surprise trip planned…AHH!) but my favorite “baking” season is knocking on the door…Fall! It’s my favorite time to bake; I can’t wait to share all my favorite apple, pumpkin and cinnamon recipes with all of you in the upcoming months.
So let’s kick off the best season of the year with my favorite Caramel Apple Puppy Chow (or muddy buddies). No matter what you call it, I know we all are going to agree that this is one delicious snack!
This caramel apple puppy chow is super easy to make. The ingredients are simple, all you will need is Chex Apple Cinnamon cereal but you can also use regular Chex cereal ( you puppy chow just won’t be as cinnamon-y but it still will be really good). You will also need green and lime green candy melts ( you can find them at Wal-mart or any craft store), vanilla cake mix, ground cinnamon, and some granola ( I used cinnamon granola but plain granola works perfect too) lastly, some hot caramel topping ( I used Smucker’s Hot Caramel Topping) to drizzle on top of the puppy chow.
Mix it all up and you will have a delicious snack to enjoy while watching your favorite football team or (if I had kids, maybe someday…) as a super fun after school snack! 🙂
Here is how to make this Caramel Apple Puppy Chow:
Caramel Apple Puppy Chow
Yield: 10 cups
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 10 cups Rice Chex™ Apple Cinnamon cereal, divided*
- 1 cup green candy melts
- 1 cup lime green candy melts
- 2 teaspoon shortening
- 1 cup vanilla cake mix, divided
- 1 cup granola (I used cinnamon sugar granola), divided
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- carmel topping (I used Smucker's Hot Caramel)
Pour 5 cups of Chex cereal into a medium sized bowl. Pour the other 5 cups of Chex cereal into another medium sized bowl. Set aside.
You will need two Ziplock storage bags. In one Ziplock storage bag, mix vanilla cake mix, granola, and ground cinnamon. In the other Ziplock storage bag, mix vanilla cake mix, granola, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
Melt the green candy melts, and shortening and lime green candy melts, and shortening in separate microwavable bowls. Pour the melted green candy melts over one bowl of Chex cereal. Pour the melted lime green candy melts over the other bowl of Chex cereal. Gently stir to coat the cereal.
Pour one cereal mixture into one of the prepared Ziplock bags and pour the other cereal mixture into the other Ziplock bag. Seal the bags and shake until all the cereal is coated with the cinnamon cake mixture. Pour each mixture together in a large bowl and gently mix together. Drizzle with caramel topping and enjoy!
*You could also use regular Chex cereal, it just wont be as cinnamon-y.
* Store covered in an air-tighter container for up to 3 days.
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