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Valentine Puppy Chow

This Valentine Puppy Chow recipe and post is sponsored by Netflix. All thoughts, ideas, and opinions expressed are my own.

Valentine Puppy Chow

Have you made puppy chow before? I have eaten this many times but hadn’t made it. Not only is this super easy and adorable, but it is delicious!
Valentine Puppy Chow

I packed it up in little bags, that we could each snack on some valentine puppy chow during our family movie night. This week we watched The Adventures of Puss in Boots,  a brand new Netflix Original Series!

I love that Netflix is coming out with all these new shows and movies for the kids. Carsyn really enjoys watching Clifford’s Puppy Days.

Of course, I have been watching all the Friends episodes. I really miss that show!

Valentine Puppy Chow

Valentine Puppy Chow Recipe

Valentine Puppy Chow

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  • 6 cups rice cereal mix, divided
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup pink velvet cake mix
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pink and red m&m's


  1. Place 3 cups of cereal in each bowl.
  2. Add your pink velvet cake mix to one ziploc bag, then put the powdered sugar in a separate bag.
  3. Pour melted milk chocolate over the cereal in one bowl and mix well.
  4. Put this cereal in the pink velvet cake mix bag.
  5. Shake well.
  6. Pour the white chocolate over the other cereal and mix well.
  7. Put this cereal in the powdered sugar bag.
  8. Shake well.
  9. Pour them both out onto a cookie sheet to let dry and harden.
  10. Place in a big bowl and add the m&m's.
  11. Mix together well and serve.

Update 1/20/17 I changed it from red velvet cake mix to pink velvet cake mix. It makes for a prettier red/pink color. If you can’t find pink velvet, mix the red velvet and powdered sugar together and put in two separate bage. Next put the white chocolate cereal in one bag and milk chocolate cereal in the other bag. Then just continue with the rest of the instructions.

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  • Lindsay
    February 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    hello – this is so cute and tastes great! But my red velvet cake mix is definitely not this nice pink color. What kind did you use? Mine looks brown.

    • Sarah Halstead
      February 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      I used Duncan Hines I think. The pink is from the red coming off on the white powder. Did you do the powdered sugar and the red velvet separate and then put them in a bowl together?

      • Lindsay
        February 10, 2015 at 6:50 pm

        Yep I followed the directions. My red velvet mix is just not really a nice red color.

        • Sarah Halstead
          February 10, 2015 at 6:53 pm

          Oh sorry. Which mix did you use? Was it red before adding it to the cereal. Mine was bright red.

  • Marketta Meyer
    February 5, 2015 at 3:16 am

    I love this stuff. made it last year.

  • Kelly Rowe
    February 3, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Looks dee-lish, Sarah… and I love the sweet bags too! Pinned. xo

  • Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    February 3, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    That looks so delicious!! I think I may be the only person out there who has not made some form of puppy chow! I need to try it! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY…I’ll be doing some sharing for you! 🙂

  • Nicole Neverman
    February 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Love this cute mix of delicious candy 🙂 Thank you so much for attending week 19 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Lindsay Eidahl
    February 1, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    My kids would love this! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  • Create With Joy
    February 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Awesome story and project Sarah! Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday #161 at Create With Joy! 🙂

  • Saira
    January 31, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Cute idea! I’ve pinned you to my pinterest board!

  • Dina Eighties
    January 31, 2015 at 9:35 am

    looks so good,i like this pink colour

  • Melanie LaDue
    January 30, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I love an excuse to make puppy chow! This is too cute! I would love it if you’d come visit Skip The Housework link party and link them up!

  • Jenny @ MyLittleMe
    January 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! Every year my sister-in-law make puppy chow for us. I think I need some of this Valentine Puppy Chow! I also think this would fit perfectly in my Family Time Link Up on my blog if you’d like to come over and add it! Sharing this now.

  • Creative Mama Renee
    January 30, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    My girlfriends got me hooked on Parenthood and Doctor Who. My teenage son loves to watch anything Star Trek, and my littlest loves “The House of Magic” and Clifford!

    By the way, that puppy chow looks TASTY!

  • Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
    January 28, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    This looks so good! Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up and we hope to see you back next week!

  • Lysa Co-Host OMHGWW
    January 28, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I love that Puppy Chow mix… Will have to try your version though! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Co-Host OMHGWW

  • Jenny
    January 26, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I love puppy chow! What a neat idea!

  • Stephanie @ Mommyzoid
    January 25, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    This looks delicious and soooo pretty, Sarah!! I bet it tastes even better!

    Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

    PS: You’re invited to come link up on Feb 4th at for the kick off of the Ladies Collective Link-Up! Myself & the ladies hope to see you there <3

  • Ashley Bree Perez
    January 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I will need to try this out!

  • Carol Nine
    January 24, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ve made regular puppy chow but had never heard of Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow.

  • Dawn Keenan
    January 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    This is great! I’ve never seen this variety before!

  • Summer Crosbie
    January 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    This looks delicious and so easy! Might have my oldest make some for his teacher.

  • Laura Funk
    January 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I just made something like this but with popcorn! Delicious! Great recipe and I love the colors!

  • Kellie Harrison
    January 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    This looks so yummy!

  • Janet Potter
    January 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    While these snacks look delicious, I question calling them “Puppy Chow.” Sadly, there are plenty of people out there who will think these are OK for dogs!! They are NOT!!! Chocolate can kill a dog. This label is very irresponsible, and could lead to possible lawsuits.

    • Heather M
      January 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Have you missed the fact that there is a food called “puppy chow” for years now?

  • Laura
    January 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Oh, I love puppy chow! This looks great!

  • Kendra
    January 22, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I’ve never made it but loved eating it growing up 🙂

  • Emmy
    January 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    We always have a fancy Family Valentines Dinner- this would be a great little treat to put by each plate, thanks!

  • Phyrra
    January 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    So cute! Love this

  • Kelley
    January 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    How cute!! I’ve made other versions of this, but love the VDay theme!!

  • Holly
    January 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Clever way to incorporate the theme! 🙂

  • Alyson M
    January 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    This looks sooo good! What a fun idea. I might do this for the kids.

  • Chelsee @ Southern Beauty Guide
    January 22, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Oh wow this is a nice twist normal puppy chow which I love to make! I will def. try out this recipe!

  • Eugenia
    January 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

    This looks so yummy! I thought it was for dogs at first!!

  • Tabitha Blue
    January 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Well it is pretty… and looks delicious! I just might have to try this. Great gifts for the kids’ friends too!

  • Mai T.
    January 22, 2015 at 3:36 am

    This looks so lovely. My boyfriend would definitely like it for date night Valentines. Thanks for sharing.