Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow Mix

Cookies and Cream, Cream and Cookies?  What you really need me to say is Oreo’s, Oreo’s and more Oreo’s, right?  Don’t we all have a youthful admiration for these black and white beauties….no matter what our age?

Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies

Chocolatey crunchy outer shell with the most sinful, velvety white center!!

Don’t you love how some of our favorite foods are being married to an oldy but goody snack mix?   I absolutely love how easy this Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow Mix comes together  …….as long as you have all of the ingredients on hand that is!  I now make a point to have at least one box of Rice Chex, and some Almond Bark on hand at all times.  As long as I have these 2 ingredients, I can usually whip up some variety of Puppy Chow Mix pretty quickly.  Comes in handy when you have a houseful of boys, and no other food in the house.  Seriously, one of these days I will get organized again.  LOL!!

Just for clarification…..you will not feed this to your dogs!  I have no idea where the original idea of calling this yummy snack ‘Puppy Chow‘ came from {if anyone knows, please enlighten us all with a comment}, but it is for human consumption, not animal.  I have also heard it being called ‘muddy buddies’, but I personally like the ‘Puppy Chow’ better.  If nothing else…..it is FUN to say!

Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow Mix

Speaking of perfect foods being married together, I will take this time to give a shout out to PT and say ‘HAPPY ANNIVERSARY‘!  Twenty two years ago today, at 4 PM, we were married at St. Thomas Aquinas Church over at Purdue University It is so hard to believe that he has put up with me for that long!!  I know you were thinking it, I might as well voice it!! 

Actually, we were together for five years prior, so he obviously has a lot of patience to put up will all of my ‘creative’ chaos for 27 years.  As corny as it sounds, he and I fit together as perfectly as cookies and cream.  We have a lot of ups and downs (what marriage doesn’t), but in the end we have always been able to work it out!! 

Have a fabulous weekend everyone,

                                           Shaunna

**I had a nice little analogy of how similar we are to an Oreo, but every description I used brought up alot of other visuals that no one needs to be envisioning.  As this blog has a PG rating, you will all get the idea that after 27 odd years of being together, we fit perfectly together**

Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow Mix

Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow Mix                                    Printable Recipe

 “Cream” Puppy Chow:

  • 5 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup vanilla Almond bark
  • 8 Oreos, finely crushed
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

 “Cookies” Puppy Chow:

  • 5 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate Almond Bark
  • 8 Oreos, finely crushed
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Optional:  Extra chopped Oreos 

 Directions:

  1. For the “Cream” Puppy Chow, measure out the rice Chex mix and place into a  large bowl. 
  2. Place the powdered sugar and crushed Oreos in a large plastic bag.
  3. Follow the directions on the back of the Vanilla Bark and melt in the microwave, stirring until smooth.
  4. Pour vanilla Almond Bark over rice cereal and stir until coated.  Transfer coated rice cereal into your plastic bag with powdered sugar/crushed cookies.  Shake until completely coated.
  5. Dump onto a parchment paper to cool.
  6. Repeat above steps to complete the “Cookies” Puppy Chow mix.
  7. In large bowl, combine the cooled Cookies and Cream rice mix and fold in the additional chopped Oreos.
  8. Time to dig in…….

Recipe Source:  Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction!

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    • I know Carrie, I totally have to be careful….picking is totally addictive in my household. Thanks so much for inviting me to the Blog Hop, I will see you there!

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