St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow is made with Baileys Irish Cream – it’s the most delicious and festive treat! It’s perfect for parties and fun to make at any time of year.

Baileys Irish Cream Puppy Chow

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

Since you guys liked my Valentine’s Day version of puppy chow so much, I decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day version. As you can probably tell given that this is my second puppy chow post in the last 3 posts – puppy chow is my new favorite thing to make. There are 3 reasons for that. 1. It’s so easy to make and change up 2. It’s delish and feels less guilty than cake 3. The hubs eats it up like crazy, which means I don’t have to do all the dirty work. Sweet!

This time I added some Baileys – oh yea! I am a big Baileys fan. And the Baileys in this is seriously awesome and really comes through. But you could easily make this without it and just have a festively colored puppy chow.

Baileys Irish Cream Puppy Chow

If you do use Bailey’s in it though, you MUST heat the Bailey’s and chocolate/candy melts together (like, in the same bowl at the same time) when you melt the chocolate. If you melt the chocolate and then add the Baileys, the chocolate will seize and be completely unusable. Trust me – I tested it.

Baileys Irish Cream Puppy Chow

The other thing is that you might be tempted to add even more Baileys, like I was. But when I added even more, the chocolate didn’t dry/harden as well and the puppy chow kind of became a big glob. So keep that in mind before you go and drown yours in Baileys. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok, now go make it!

 

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Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 6 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Baileys Irish Cream Puppy Chow is easy to prepare and full of flavor! With it’s green color, it’s also a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day!


Ingredients

  • 5 cups rice chex cereal, divided
  • 5 oz white chocolate or white vanilla candy melts
  • 5 oz green candy melts (Found in craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby)
  • 4 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream, divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Divide the 5 cups rice chex cereal evenly into a 2 medium sized bowls.
2. Add green candy melts and 2 tbsp Bailey’s to a bowl. Heat the Bailey’s and candy melts in the microwave. The Bailey’s will come to a boil quite quickly. At that point, remove the bowl from the microwave and gently whisk until smooth.
3. Add green candy melt mixture to one of the bowls of chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly. Be careful to not break the chex cereal too much.
4. Add the powdered sugar to the green candy melt covered chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly with powdered sugar. You could add the chex cereal and powdered sugar to a ziplock bag, then shake, but save yourself the bag.
5. Next, add the white chocolate or vanilla candy melts and 2 tbsp Bailey’s to a bowl. Heat it in the microwave until the Bailey’s begins to boil. Remove the bowl from the microwave and gently whisk until smooth. If you want to add green food coloring at this point to have a second shade of green (you could also just leave it white), add it now.
6. Add mixture to the other bowl of chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly. Be careful to not break the chex cereal too much.
7. Add the powdered sugar to the white chocolate covered chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly with powdered sugar.
8. Allow both bowls to dry and then combine with the chocolate chips.

Notes

If you don’t want to purchase green candy melts, you can add green food coloring to the melted white chocolate. Start with a drop or two and increase from there to get your desired shade of green.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 674
  • Sugar: 74.8 g
  • Sodium: 241.4 mg
  • Fat: 30.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 95.8 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.9 mg

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54 Comments
  1. Cindy

    I have tried adding food coloring to chocolate melts and it always seizes. How Di you add the coloring and not seize? Is it because I am using the bars and not the candy melts?

    1. Life, Love and Sugar

      I actally added food coloring to white chocolate chips. If I’m using candy melts, I either get the correct color or I use gel icing color. I’ve never tried regular food coloring in candy melts. You have to be kind of careful though because the gel color can thin out the candy melts if you add too much. I hope that helps.

    1. Life, Love and Sugar

      Hi Pamela! At the bottom of every post there are buttons to share the post on Facebook, Pintrest, etc. Underneath the “More” button is a button that will allow you to email it. Just use that to send it to whomever you like! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lynn

    Do you know if Bailey’s coffee creamer would be ok to sub since I don’t want my daughter to have the alcohol? BTW I am making Thin Mint Puppy Chow this morning.

    1. Life, Love and Sugar

      Yes, the coffee creamer should work fine, the Baileys flavor just may not be as strong. Just make sure you microwave it with the chocolate like you would with the Baileys.

  3. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    I have become a recent fan of puppy chow and this is WONDERFULLY delicious for St. Patty’s Day! And a different dessert/snack than you typically see for this holiday. YUM

  4. Sally

    I LOVE puppy chow in any which way!! I’ve never ever thought to throw bailey’s into it before! This is pure genius! I love those colorful candy melts too. They are so much fun to bake/coat with!

    1. Life, Love and Sugar

      Thanks Sally! Puppy chow is so versatile – I love the different flavors you can add. And I’m so into Baileys right now it seemed perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. shortcaked

    1. How have I missed this puppy chow phenomenon for so long
    2. Hooow. I’ve been missing out, haven’t I.
    3. This looks delicious and I’m absolutely using the last of the Bailey’s in my house to make it.

    1. Life, Love and Sugar

      Haha, I think you have been missing out. Puppy chow rocks and is so easy! Plus, I’m kind of obsessed with Baileys at the moment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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