Puppy {love} Chow

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A Valentine twist on the classic Puppy Chow. This Puppy {love} Chow has both white and milk chocolate, raspberry flavoring, and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Puppy {love} Chow

Puppy {love} Chow — Chocolate Raspberry Puppy Chow

 Valentine’s Day has always been my most favorite holiday.  Call me sappy, cheesy, whatever, I don’t mind.  I love every thing about it! I mean, what’s not to love about LOVE?

Of course, I am, and will always be, Hallmark’s poster child.  I have been known to tear up reading cards at the store.  I love sending them, and receiving them.  I think letter writing is a lost art among the next generation.  You can’t keep a text message, stacked and tied with a ribbon in an old shoe box. I still have notes from High School that  I will dig out and read from time to time.

So, I am sappy? Oh, well.  I will wear that name like a prized medal.

Puppy {love} Chow

This year is the first year that my kids won’t exchange Valentine’s at school.  I am so very sad.  Helping them decide what they will do for cards, and helping them make their Valentine boxes has always been something I have cherished.  My youngest daughter, my mini-me, said she is still doing it though, and for this I am so glad.

—Take a peek at some Homemade Valentine’s from Years Gone by: One Two Three —

I like to make up Valentine treats of some kind for the teachers and my friends.  I was trying to come up with something new, and the idea of a Chocolate Raspberry Puppy Chow came to mind.

puppy {love} chow

The raspberry is a subtle addition to the pink-tinted white chocolate, then the whole thing is dusted with powdered sugar, I added some white chocolate chips, some milk chocolate Valentine M&M’s and some X’s and O’s sprinkles.

I think it looks rather festive, don’t you?

Puppy {love} Chow

overhead of Puppy {love} Chow on a pink heart shaped dish
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Puppy {love} Chow

A Valentine twist on the classic Puppy Chow. This Puppy {love} Chow has both white and milk chocolate, raspberry flavoring, and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Puppy {love} Chow
Servings: 8
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 6 cups Crispix Cereal
  • 11 ounce package Ghirardelli White Chips Reserve 1/2 cup
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil + more for thinning if necessary
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Raspberry extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate M&Ms
  • Pink food coloring optional
  • Sprinkles optional


  • Pour cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, pour white chips, add coconut oil. Stir as they melt. Whisk til smooth. Remove from heat, add food coloring and extract, whisking in. It may thicken. If it does, add another teaspoon or two of coconut oil to thin. Pour over cereal.
  • Careful stir the cereal to coat with melted chocolate. Take care not to break the cereal.
  • Top with powdered sugar, gently tossing to coat.
  • Add M&Ms and additional chips. Use sprinkles if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 184mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 58g

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