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Gingerbread Puppy Chow

I know the calendar says Christmas is still two weeks away…but it sure feels like Christmas here at MBC! I have a crazy exciting post for you, chalk full of Christmas goodies! Today I’m joining up with 19 other awesome bloggers to bring you “The Gift of Gingerbread”. 20 fabulous gingerbread themed ideas all in one place and a chance to win a prize pack valued at $300! But wait there’s more – to help you dress up your gingerbread gifts my pal Angela over at Hello,Cuteness! has created a text editable gingerbread tag, just for you!

Man…I’m not even sure where to get started! First up…let’s talk about this gingerbread puppy chow! When I recently came across Wilton’s Gingerbread Candy Melts I knew I just had to make puppy chow! We aren’t real big fans of gingerbread cookies around here but we enjoy other gingerbread flavored treats – this puppy chow was a hit! I spruced it up just a bit by adding red Sixlets and a few gingerbread sprinkles. Not only is it such a fun twist on a well loved treat, it’s easy to make, and easy to gift!

After a quick trip to Michael’s, I had too many packaging types to chose from! A mason jar makes a perfect teacher gift, while the cellophane bags are a perfect treat for the kiddos. When you add on the adorable tag from Hello,Cuteness…you’ve got the perfect easy gift to give. Oh – and did I mention these tags are text editable? Yep! If you have handwriting like mine…this is a big deal! ;)

Gingerbread Puppy Chow Gingerbread Puppy Chow

Oh so cute – how to chose?!

Gingerbread Puppy Chow Gingerbread Puppy Chow

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Bag Wilton Gingerbread Candy Melts
6 Cups Chex Cereal
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup Sixlets OR Red Hots (Optional)
Gingerbread Sprinkles (Optional)

Step 1: Pour Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Melt Gingerbread Candy Melts, pour over Chex cereal. Gently stir until cereal is evenly covered in chocolate.

Step 3: Pour powdered sugar in a gallon zip lock bag. Add in covered Chex cereal and shake until cereal is covered in powdered sugar.

Step 4: Pour contents of zip lock bag into a strainer above a large bowl (or sink) to shake off excess powdered sugar.

Step 5: Stir in sprinkles and Sixlets. If you are going to be packaging up as a gift, I recommend adding the Sixlets and sprinkles in while you are pouring into jar/bag so they do not become coated in powdered sugar while being “mixed”.

Gingerbread Puppy Chow

Now that you’ve got your puppy chow, how about that printable? (Pst! Must be opened in Adobe Reader to edit the text)

For personal (non-commercial) use only.


If you want even more gingerbread cuteness grab your hot cocoa and take a seat! Here’s 19 other fun treats for you to check out. After you’re done clicking through the cuteness, don’t forget to come on back and enter to win the awesome giveaway!

Give the Gift of Gingerbread Blog Hop and Giveaway

Use the links below to hop from blog to blog 
to see these wonderful gingerbread themed recipes.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, you have a chance to win one of these prizes:
Shabby Apple – Choice of a Dress (from a list) $100 value
Wilton – Gingerbread Decorating Prize Pack $50 value
Cheap Cookie Cutters – $50 Gift Card
Sweet Works – Candy Prize Pack $25 value
Easy Lunchboxes – lunch box set $22 value
Karen’s Cookies – $20 gift card
Sweet Simple Stuff – Cake Pop Prize Pack $20 value
CandiQuick – CandiQuick Prize Pack $25 value
The Give the Gift of Gingerbread Giveaway will run from December 11 through December 17, 2013. Entrants must be US residents, 18 years or older Void where prohibited by law.  Enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below.  One winner will be chosen to win the entire prize pack and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information. If the winner does not respond in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. 



  1. Those gingerbread sprinkles are quite possibly the cutest thing I have seen this season! This would make a great neighbor gift.

  2. I’ve got several bags of the Wilton Gingerbread Candy Melts, so I’ll have to make this mix for my friends. They’ll love it. Thanks for joining in on the gingerbread fun.

  3. I’ll definitely be making this recipe for my husband. He loves gingerbread!

  4. Toni, This puppy chow is a must make! It looks so festive too:). I am in love with the gift tags….Thanks!

  5. I love everything GINGERBREAD!!!!!

  6. one really great thing about this gingerbread hop/giveaway that i’m in with you thanks to Beth and Jill is that they introduced me to your wonderful blog Toni! yippee! and this looks like so much fun to make and the tags are to die for! :)

    • Yay!! I haven’t had a chance to get through them all yet – super crazy week. But I can’t wait till I get to really see everybody’s! And welcome to MBC!

  7. Jenica Watkins says:

    So cute!

  8. cool! and cute printable too!

  9. Super Festive!

  10. Sounds yummy…I’ll definitely be making a couple of batches of this recipe, considering I have a few bags of the Wilton Gingerbread Candy Melts.

  11. Christmas isn’t complete without Puppy Chow … especially your new version! I’ve got to try it!

  12. I never even knew there was such a thing as gingerbread melts. Definitely going to try this recipe!

  13. Love it! My children love to help me bake!

  14. Those tags are so stinkin cute, Toni!!!

  15. Carol Simmons says:

    I just love the gingerbread puppy chow! What a great idea!

  16. I would eat that up in seconds! Seriously, if I made that stuff, I’d eat it all before it ever made it into a jar or bag!

  17. This is a great idea! Can’t wait to make this!

  18. What a fabulous idea! They wouldn’t last more than 5 minutes if you put them on a plate in front of me!