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Almond Joy Puppy Chow Recipe

I went through this phase where I added coconut to everything. I confess I love coconut -and chocolate. One of my all-time favorite coconut creations is my Chocolate Coconut Muffin Recipe. It’s actually a pretty healthy recipe too, when using good ingredients!

For something kind of fun, here’s a puppy chow recipe which was a really big hit at a recent family birthday party. And it’s really easy to make too!

Almond Joy Puppy Chow RecipeAlmond Joy Puppy Chow Recipe

Here’s all you need for ingredients: 

  • 9 cups rice chex cereal
  • 1-2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil at room temperature
  • gallon or larger zip lock bag
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of almonds (whole)
  • 1 cup of shaved coconut
  • Almond Joy fun size candy bars

Begin by measuring the rice chex cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Then melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for a minute.  Take out and stir, and then add room temperature coconut oil. Stir and place back into the microwave for about thirty seconds. Don’t cook it too long in order to avoid scorching. You can always melt it a few more seconds as needed. Stir well. Using the coconut oil creates a thinner consistency, so you can  add more melted chocolate if you think it’s too thin.

Almond Joy Puppy Chow Recipe |Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil.

Pour chocolate mixture little by little as needed into bowl with chex and stir until completely covered. You may not need the entire amount.

Pour chocolate mixture and toss.  | Almond Joy Puppy Chow Recipe

Next, place powdered sugar in the zip lock bag and add the chocolate covered chex. Close and seal tight and shake till covered completely. Remove and place in serving bowl or pan.

Puppy Chow

The next step is what makes this recipe really Almond Joy flavored. Add your whole almonds and shaved coconut to the puppy chow. I recommend starting with a cup of each, but you can add as much as you like. Mix well.

Almond Joy Puppy Chow | Add whole Almonds and Shaved Coconut

If desired, add fun size Almond Joy candy bars on top!

Almond Joy Puppy Chow Recipe | Hip Homeschool Moms

Almond Joy Puppy Chow Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Twist on the Traditional "Puppy Chow" Recipe
Ingredients
  • 9 cups rice chex cereal
  • 1-2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ c. coconut oil at room temperature
  • gallon or larger zip lock bag
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of almonds whole
  • 1 cup of shaved coconut
  • Almond Joy fun size candy bars
Instructions
  1. Measure the rice chex cereal in to a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Stir and then add room temperature coconut oil.
  4. Stir and place back into the microwave for about thirty seconds. Don't cook it too long, avoid scorching. You can always melt it a few more seconds as needed.
  5. Stir well. Using the coconut oil creates a thinner constancy. Add more melted chocolate if too thin.
  6. Pour chocolate mixture little by little as needed into bowl with chex and stir until completely covered. You may not need the entire amount.
  7. Next, place powdered sugar in the zip lock bag and add the chocolate covered chex. Close and seal tight and shake till covered completely.
  8. Remove and place in serving bowl or pan.
  9. The next step is what makes this recipe really Almond Joy flavored. Add your whole almonds and shaved coconut to the puppy chow. I recommend starting with a cup of each . But, you can add as much as you like.
  10. Mix well.
  11. If desired add fun size Almond Joy candy bars on top!
A really neat thing about puppy chow recipes is that there is no limit to your creativity. You can  try it any way you like! So add your own favorite twist next time you need a yummy treat!

What’s your favorite twist on Puppy Chow?

About the author

Stephanie Harrington

Stephanie was a military spouse for 20 years and has homeschooled for more than 17 years. She and her husband of 25 years retired from the military and settled in their native state of Iowa where they continue to homeschool their youngest child. Her homeschool style is eclectic with Charlotte Mason and classical influences. She continues to encourage and support homeschoolers through her writings and curriculum development.
When she isn't teaching or writing she enjoys sightseeing, gardening, and cooking.

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