Cotton Candy Puppy Chow

If you’ve been following my blog long, you probably know I’m a huge fan of puppy chow. I’ve shared quite a few amazing recipes over the year and a half that I’ve been blogging. One of my favorites was made last winter. My boyfriends favorite was actually made around this time last year. According to my blog stats your favorite seems to be this very puppy chow. This cotton candy puppy chow happens to be one of my new favorites. The colors of this cotton candy puppy chow are perfect for a baby shower or a gender reveal party. I think I love puppy chow so much because it packs a whole lot of flavor in tiny bite sized pieces. My least favorite part of puppy chow would have to be the sticky powdered sugar fingers you end up getting after eating too much.

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This cotton candy puppy chow is one of the easiest puppy chow recipes I have ever shared. You’ll only need a few ingredients to make this delicious treat. There’s one ingredient you may not have on hand and that’s cotton candy flavored oil. It was impossible to find in any store near me so you may need to order it off of amazon like I did. If you use the candy oils for the holidays this listing is a great buy. I just love that you can pick the flavors you want or be surprised.

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This recipe doesn’t exactly scream autumn, but I couldn’t wait to share. It’s the perfect amount of sweet paired with the perfect amount of crunch. Who wouldn’t love this recipe? It’s like a grown up version of a childhood favorite. 

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The colors are my favorite 🙂 Did you know it’s almost impossible to find cotton candy this time of year. The only kind I could find is orange and green for halloween. That wasn’t going to do, so unfortunately I couldn’t use cotton candy as a cute food prop 🙁 Are you able to find cotton candy where you live?

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Cotton Candy Puppy Chow
Yields 8
Cotton Candy flavored puppy chow.
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183 calories
32 g
0 g
6 g
2 g
0 g
41 g
245 g
9 g
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5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 245mg
Total Carbohydrates 32g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup pink (vanilla flavored) candy wafers
  2. 4 cups rice chex cereal
  3. 1 1/2 tbs. vegetable oil
  4. 3/4 tsp. cotton candy flavored oil
  5. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. 1 cup light blue (vanilla flavored) candy wafers
  2. 4 cups rice chex cereal
  3. 1 1/2 tbs. vegetable oil
  4. 3/4 tsp. cotton candy flavored oil
  5. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt the pink candy wafers on defrost for 30 seconds.
  2. Repeat until the wafers are almost fully melted.
  3. Once they're practically melted whisk in the vegetable oil.
  4. After it's nice and smooth stir in the cotton candy oil.
  5. Pour the chocolate wafer mixture over 4 cups of rice chex cereal and lightly stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
  6. Once coated add the powdered sugar and stir until evenly covered.
  7. Repeat the same process with the blue candy wafers.
  8. Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag.
  9. Enjoy!
Sweet as a Cookie
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  • Reply
    Ginny McMeans
    September 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Love the colors and I can imagine how good they taste!

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    Paula - bell'alimento
    September 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    I’m a sucker for cotton candy so I’m sure I’d love this.

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    September 23, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Very festive looking w/ those pretty colors

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
    September 23, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    These look so melt-in-your-mouth good…just like cotton candy!

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    September 23, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Mmm cotton candy! The colors are so temptingly delicious!

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos
    September 24, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    I haven’t had cotton candy in ages – and I don’t think I have tried puppy chow – yet. Clearly I need to try this soon!

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    Melissa from
    September 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    I don’t care is not so atumnmie this recipe is a great idea!

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    October 25, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Dollar tree has little bags or containers of cotton candy puffs in their candy section year round I think!

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    October 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    When you say cotton candy oil do you mean that stuff in the wilton section used for candy making?

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