Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

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This Banana Pudding Puppy Chow is absolutely delicious and unmistakably banana pudding flavored. It gets its amazing flavor from dry banana pudding mix!

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Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

This puppy chow has been on my list of things to try for forever! I’ve had the banana pudding mix sitting in the pantry since some time last year.

I’m not really sure why it’s taken me so long. Maybe it’s that my list of things I want to make is too long. 🙂

But finally a couple weeks ago, the hubs said that it’d been a while since I’d made puppy chow and he was requesting one. It’s just such a great snack and the hubs doesn’t make requests often, so of course I obliged!

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And because we are both such banana lovers, I knew it was time to make the banana version.

I wasn’t entirely sure if it’d even work well with the banana pudding mix. I’d never seen puppy chow done with pudding mix before, so I was excited to see if it’d work out. I tried it a couple different ways, including over the stove using regular white chocolate chips. That didn’t work out so well.

I’ve used white chocolate chips a number of times in my puppy chows. Despite the fact that it’s thicker than other options like candiquik or Wilton candy melts, it usually works fine for me. In this case though, it didn’t.

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Adding the dry mix to already thicker white chocolate chips just didn’t do well with coating the cereal. It still tasted great, but for most would seem like a fail.

So I tried again with the candiquik that I had and it worked perfectly!

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I was kind of hoping that the candiquik would take on some of the yellow pudding color when mixed together, but it didn’t. Oh well, still tastes perfect!

And I added banana chips for fun and so that it looked a little more banana-y, but that’s totally optional.

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As always, the puppy chow was a hit! It really is hard to wrong with it. And the banana flavor of this version is so spot on – I could eat it all day every day.

However, I’ve been trying to get back into better eating and workout habits (I haven’t been so great in recent months), so I didn’t eat as much as I wanted to.

Oh well, that’s the great thing about puppy chow. It really isn’t that bad as far as sweet treats go. And when shared with a group or your family, there’s just enough for everyone to enjoy! 🙂

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Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

Banana Pudding Puppy Chow

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


This Banana Pudding Puppy Chow is absolutely delicious and unmistakably banana pudding flavored. It gets its amazing flavor from dry banana pudding mix!


  • 5 cups rice chex cereal
  • 10 oz vanilla candiquik, almond bark, or similar baking chocolate
  • 4 tbsp dry banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup banana chips


1. Pour rice chex cereal into a large bowl.
2. Slowly melt the vanilla baking chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave, stopping every 30 seconds or so to stir it and make sure it doesn’t burn.
3. Add dry pudding mix to the melted baking chocolate and stir until combined.
4. Pour melted chocolate mixture over chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly. Be careful to not break the chex cereal too much.
5. Add the powdered sugar to the chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly. Or add the chex cereal and powdered sugar to a ziplock bag, then shake.
6. Allow chex to dry.
7. Add broken pieces of banana chips, if desired.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 254
  • Sugar: 29.1 g
  • Sodium: 323.1 mg
  • Fat: 3.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.9 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. CJ Huang

    I know what you mean about a “too long” list of stuff to do. 🙂 I’m liking how you added some banana chips too! I’d love if you stopped by and shared with us on Five Friday Finds! 🙂

  2. Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled

    YUMMY! I love puppy chow, and banana pudding puppy chow sounds so delicious! 🙂 Thanks for the awesome recipe, pinned!

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita

    This looks amazing! I’ve recently fallen in love with banana chips, and this looks like an amazing way to enjoy them 🙂

  4. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    This has got to be one of the best puppy chow recipes I’ve ever seen, Lindsay! Banana pudding flavor? WIN! Love the addition of the banana chips too. Such a great way to top this treat off. 🙂

  5. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I love banana pudding and I’m sure this puppy chow tastes just as delicious! Love crunchy snacks!

  6. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Holy Genius! What a crazy good idea!!! I love it! Pinned! You managed to make puppy chow better, which is a HUGE feat!

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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