Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow

Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow is a no bake dessert recipe that makes a cute festive treat for Valentine’s Day. This easy puppy chow is perfect for sharing with family and friends!

Looking for more puppy chow recipe ideas? Try my Caramel Apple Puppy Chow or this Banana Pudding Puppy Chow!

Pink and white Puppy Chow with M&ms in a takeout container

This Is One Of Our Favorite Puppy Chow Recipes

I am so in love with this puppy chow. It tastes awesome and is SO addicting! It’s adorable and totally festive for Valentine’s Day. It’s easy to make and inexpensive. AND, as far as sweet treats go, it’s fairly guilt free. Does it get any better?

The day I took pictures of this beautiful puppy chow, the hubs was helping me out holding some things. I was all focused on my pictures, when I hear crunching. I look up at him and he’s smiling and stuffing his face. He was in love. He declared that people were going to “love this stuff.”

That night we had some friends over and it didn’t stand a chance. Gone. He was even happier at that point because he was right. Can you be right though if I never disagreed? Oh well, I’ll let him have it. 😉

Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow on white surface with take out container in background

This No Bake Dessert Is Perfect For A Valentine’s Day Treat

And I’m so in love with the little boxes I put it in. I got them from World Market for 69 cents each. They are the perfect size. And the cute ribbon is out of the $1 ribbon bin at Michael’s near the register. You can also find boxes like these at Michael’s, but I’m not sure of the price and I think they are a little bigger. Either way, they make a super cute Valentine’s Day treat to give someone. And they’re a little different than the typical candy.

Puppy Chow sprinkled around a red Valentine's Day box

How To Make Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow

And again – easy peasy. You just melt the white chocolate (separately – there’s white and red), mix it into the rice chex (again separately) and coat it with the powdered sugar for the vanilla cream and with the strawberry cake mix for the strawberry. Stir in the M&Ms and bam! Perfect treat!

So go forth and make it! Then eat it all! You know you want to. 🙂

NOTE: This is not for dog consumption.

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Valentine's Day Puppy Chow

Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: About 6 Servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow is a no bake dessert recipe that makes a cute & festive treat for Valentine’s Day. This easy puppy chow is perfect for sharing with family and friends!


  • 5 oz white chocolate or white vanilla candy melts
  • 5 oz red candy melts (Found in craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby)
  • 5 cups rice chex cereal, divided in 2 parts
  • 1/2 cup strawberry cake mix, toasted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • M&Ms


1. Put 2 1/2 cups rice chex cereal into a medium sized bowl.
2. Slowly melt white chocolate in the microwave, stopping it every 30 seconds or so to make sure it doesn’t burn.
3. Add melted white chocolate to 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 white chocolate 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. Repeat the same process with the red candy melts and strawberry cake mix (instead of the powdered sugar).
6. Allow to dry completely and then combine the two kinds of puppy chow together and add M&Ms.


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 637
  • Sugar: 70.1 g
  • Sodium: 326 mg
  • Fat: 26.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 94.4 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.8 mg

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  1. Abigail

    Another huge success at Kohl’s! This was my first time making puppy chow alone and it was so easy to make! Planning on making some for St. Patrick’s Day. I did have to use a full box of Chex mix to make sure I had enough for everyone who wanted it. Is there any way to make the powdered sugar green? The manager who is also a baker told me that it’s not possible with food coloring since it would become a liquid.

    1. Lindsay

      Because of more recent concerns with raw flour, it’s recommended that you toast it/heat it in the oven prior to using. So bake it at 350 for about 5 minutes.

  2. Cora McMichael

    These are precious! I tried to read through the comments to find this answer (which is a treat – hahaha!) My kitchen scale is in temporary storage. About how much is 5oz of the chips and candy melts? Thanks!

  3. Alauna

    Sounds delicious, some recipes call for cream cheese and milk to mix with the white chocolate I believe, I wonder if that makes it more moist? What do you think? ????

  4. Cindy

    I made this for Easter and I did 3 separate batches. I used 8 oz of white chocolate bits and 4 cups of rice chex cereal for each batch. I used food coloring to tint the melted bits…..5 drops of green in the first one……5 drops of red for the second one……5 drops of yellow for the third batch. I used the powdered sugar on the first batch and I found it was way too sweet. So, I didn’t use the powdered sugar on the next 2 batches and it was much better. I laid out parchment paper and spread out the coated cereal and let it dry. Then I added pastel peanut M & M’s. Thank you Lindsay for this very colorful and festive recipe. Happy Easter !!!

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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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