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How to Make Delicious Red White and Blue Puppy Chow

Indulge in the deliciousness of Red White and Blue Puppy Chow! This irresistible snack mix is the perfect treat for patriotic celebrations or any time you crave a sweet and crunchy treat.

Our Red White and Blue Puppy Chow recipe is an addictive snack mix that combines the classic flavors of crunchy cereal, creamy peanut butter, and sweet chocolate, all dressed up in patriotic colors. 

Whether you’re gearing up for a Fourth of July bash, a Memorial Day picnic, or just looking for a tasty snack to enjoy with friends and family, this 4th of July Muddy Buddy Snack Mix is sure to be a hit!

Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies come together in just minutes. You will love the ease of this easy puppy chow recipe that’s always a hit with adults and kids alike!

Puppy chow Chex mix recipes are a tasty snack idea perfect for birthday parties, halloween parties, baby showers and movie nights.  

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What is 4th of July Puppy Chow?

4th of July Puppy Chow, also known as Red White and Blue Puppy Chow, is a festive and patriotic twist on the classic snack mix. Patriotic puppy chow typically consists of rice Chex cereal coated in a mixture of melted white chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. After the cereal is coated in chocolate, it’s tossed in powdered sugar to give it a sweet and crunchy finish. Additions such as patriotic sprinkles or red, white and blue M&M candies give an extra festive touch. 

Are puppy chow and muddy buddies the same? 

Yes, traditional puppy chow and a muddy buddy are essentially the same thing. They are both terms used to describe a popular snack mix made with cereal, typically rice Chex cereal, coated in a mixture of melted chocolate, peanut butter, and butter, and then tossed in powdered sugar.

The mixture is often called “puppy chow” due to its resemblance to dog food, while “muddy buddies” is a trademarked name for the same snack mix, used by the Chex cereal brand. Despite the different names, they refer to the same delicious treat enjoyed by many for its sweet and crunchy texture.

How to Make Red White & Blue Puppy Chow?


ingredients to make red, white & blue muddy buddies


Place the rice Chex cereal in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter in 30 second increments, stirring in between until smooth and fully melted.

Add the creamy peanut butter and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture, stirring with a large spoon until well combined.

Pour the chocolate-peanut butter mixture over the rice Chex cereal and gently stir until all the cereal is evenly coated.

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chocolate on chex cereal
chocolate covered chex cereal

In a resealable bag or large mixing bowl with a lid, add the coated Chex mix and add the powdered sugar.

Gently shake until all the cereal pieces are coated with powdered sugar.

powered sugar on top of chex cereal

Mix in the red, white and blue M&M candies to your muddy buddies recipe.

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How Long Does Puppy Chow Last?

Puppy chow can typically last for up to one to two weeks when stored properly in an airtight container at room temperature. 

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Red, White & Blue Muddy Buddies Recipe

Red, White & Blue Muddy Buddies Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This 4th of July muddy buddy buddies recipe some tasty treats that are the perfect snack for parties and potlucks! This easy recipe comes together in just minutes.


  • 8 cups Chex-type cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate and butter. Microwave for 30 second intervals until it is smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cereal and pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal.
  3. Stir until evenly coated.
  4. Pour the mixture into a large resealable food storage bag.
  5. Add the powdered sugar and seal up the bag.
  6. Have fun shaking the bag until a of the cereal is evenly coated.
  7. Store your red, white & blue muddy buddies in the refrigerator.

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Saturday 8th of July 2017

It looks easy to make, and tasty! Thanks!

ellen beck

Thursday 6th of July 2017

OK now I want some! These look really good. I like how the combination of all of it looks. I really like muddy buddies- although I dont make them! I know if I do , they would be gone in a flash. I let others make these to resist temptation. I am going to have to pass this recipe to my sister in law!


Thursday 6th of July 2017

I love how easy this is! Despite being after the 4th, my girls would still enjoy this!

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