Carrot Cake Puppy Chow Recipe
Carrot Cake Puppy Chow – Crispy rice cereal covered with white chocolate and loaded with carrot cake flavor. It’s the perfect snack for spring, or anytime of the year!
Y’all, I am so excited about this recipe today. I mean, just bursting-at-the-seams kind of excited. See, I’ve had this idea in my head for the past month and have been itching to try it out. Well, I finally had the chance to do it, and it really came out GOOD!
Sometimes when I try out my ideas, they don’t always go well. For example, when I made my St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn Balls, it took me three tries to get them right. And then there are times when some ideas just aren’t worth attempting more than once. Yep, sometimes ya just have to suck it up and realize that some recipes are just beyond saving!
But this time, I was really happy with the result. My hubby’s reaction to this one also helped affirm that for me. See, he is one of my biggest supporters, but he also doesn’t sugarcoat his feelings about how something turns out. Whether it’s good or bad, he gives me his honest opinion, and I appreciate that (most of the time 😉 ).
So when I told him about this Carrot Cake Puppy Chow, he looked a little skeptical. He questioned how much it would actually taste like Carrot Cake without tasting…well, weird! But ya know what? He took one bite, smiled at me and said, “Wow! That’s really good!” Ahhh… mission accomplished.
Carrot Cake Puppy Chow Recipe
- 5 cups crispy rice cereal squares
- 1 cup carrot cake mix
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 (4 oz) white chocolate baking bars
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- carrot cake sprinkles,, optional
- Place rice cereal into a large bowl.
- In a large zip top baggie, combine cake mix and powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake to evenly combine ingredients.
- In a large glass bowl, combine white chocolate and shortening. Melt according to directions on package. I heated mine in the microwave for 30 seconds then stirred, another 30 seconds and stirred again, then continued heating in 10 second intervals and stirring until completely melted.
- Pour white chocolate over cereal and mix carefully using a spatula.
- Empty the coated cereal into the baggie with the cake mix and powdered sugar and shake gently until all cereal is evenly dusted. Top with carrot cake sprinkles if desired.
- Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
Yum! I love puppy chow and the idea of adding a carrot cake flavor sounds delicious!
I love that this is a unique puppy chow recipe! Who would’ve thought to make it carrot cake flavored? I can’t wait to make this with my kiddos.
My mother loves carrot cake, or anything carrot cake flavored. I can’t wait to share this with her she would love this!
I am right there with you bursting at the seams from excitement, I love anything carrot so I can’t wait to make this Puppy Chow! Yum!
Do not forget that raw cake mix can make you sick due to ecoli in the flour. you need to microwave to internal temp of 160 degrees or bake on baking sheet for 10 mins at 350 degrees to kill the bacteria. It is not only the eggs that can make you sick eating raw cake mix.
What a fun way to use cake mix!
I totally get what you mean about the recipe development part! I remember trialling my red velvet cake seven times because it just wouldn’t work out at first. Glad this puppy chow recipe turned out perfectly in the end!
Anything with carrot cake flavours is good with me. This sounds delicious.
This is the best idea! My kids would absolutely love this. Thanks for the recipe!
This Puppy Chow recipe looks so simple, yet perfect!
Such a clever idea! I had never tried making anything like this before – but I am so pleased I have now. This is a new family favourite, and so delicious!
Looks so nice! Kids would definitely like this too! This is a great idea.
This is such an interesting recipe! I love the creativity and the thoughts behind the post. Sounds like you have a great relationship with your husband too!
Hello Ashlyn! I can envision your recipe and I’m sure it taste amazing especially because I will love white chocolate & carrot cake mix in the recipe. Oh about your husband who always give honest opinion, my husband do that too. Sometimes I appreciate that, but when I’m in bad mood I just want to hear nice comments. Haha.
How fun! I just love this idea and the flavor sounds incredible. I am sure this would be a hit with my kids.
This looks perfect for snacking! I love how quick and easy it is to make. Great for serving at home on movie nights.
I love puppy chow and carrot cake and together these are just perfect together! 🙂 Ashlyn, I would love for you to share this sweet recipe over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! 🙂
I love when recipes turn out exactly how I envision them! This puppy chow looks awesome! And such a perfect easter treat!
How did you know I have been craving puppy chow?! This is so perfect for next weekend 😉
LOVE when recipes you have been dreaming up turn out just perfect! This looks great Ashlyn!
Oh my gosh, I have to make this! My family is obsessed with carrot cake right now – you’re a genius!
I’m all for this fun easter version of puppy chow!!
Love love love puppy chow!! So fun to mix up flavors 🙂 And this one looks and sounds amazing Ashlyn! Love everything about it.
You know I’ve had puppy chow for the first time at Christmas! I love all things and everything carrot cake (as does my family) so I’m sure we are going to love this! Great recipe!
My husband works for Mississippi Industries for the Blind. The employees are always asking him to get me to make them treats. This would be a good recipe for Easter. I could fill the carrot shaped bags with your chow. I always have to send 100+
treats, but I could make it ahead of time.