Quick Party Dishes for Kids (and Adults): Strawberry Cupcake Puppy Chow

In need of a fast dish for a party or get together?  Or the kids want a snack that’s not out of a plastic wrapper?  I’ve got the snappy solution.  This literally took me less than 15 minutes to throw together.  I swear by the 13 minute mark I was already shoveling in handful number four because I loved it that much.  And my girls were saying “Mom always makes the best stuff” by minute 14.  So simple and tasty, here’s all you do:

Strawberry Cupcake Puppy Chow

Recipe adapted from So Very Blessed
A quick and easy snack to make for your kids that the whole family will enjoy! 15 minutes and done!


5 Cups Chex Cereal
10 oz Almond Bark (vanilla flavored)
1 ½ Cups Strawberry Cake Mix (dry)
½ Cup Powdered Sugar
1-2 tsp. vegetable shortening
2-3 Tbs. Sprinkles


1. Melt Almond Bark according to directions on package, adding in vegetable shortening before melting.

2. In a large plastic container with a lid, mix the Chex cereal, cake mix, powdered sugar, and sprinkles lightly together.

3. Pour melted Almond Bark over cereal/cake mix combination.  Put lid on container and shake lightly but thoroughly until cereal is evenly coated.

Tip: If you don’t have a large plastic container or bowl with a lid on hand, feel free to use a paper bag and roll down the top and shake it all together in there.  Just be sure the bottom is sealed well!

Time: approx. 15 minutes

This Strawberry Cupcake Puppy Chow would be absolutely perfect for a party or celebration, served up in cute cupcake liners.  There’s just so many to pick from nowadays.   And don’t forget, there’s a ton of different flavored cake mixes out there.  Use your favorite and make this recipe your own 🙂  Let us know what you come up with!  Enjoy!!

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