Traditional puppy chow just got better with the addition of sugar wafers and the flavor and color of funfetti cake batter in this Funfetti Cake Batter Puppy Chow recipe!
As a kid, there were always those dessert recipes you could always count on. You know, the ones that were so fool proof and easy that they made an appearance at every birthday party or play date? The ones that still seemed fun even though they included the simplest of ingredients and took just minutes to throw together?
While my own mom never made it, one of the recipes I still remember being at others' parties and playdates was puppy chow. Or, depending on what part of the country you're from, muddy buddies.
Two different silly things for the same sweet treat. Traditionally it was a mix of crispy rice cereal squares, chocolate, and peanut butter. Three ingredients coming together into one inexpensive treat to feed a crowd.
With lots of impromptu summer playdates coming up, I took a little inspiration from the past in creating a new spin on an old favorite. This Funfetti Cake Batter Puppy Chow recipe actually doesn't have any of the ingredients of the original but does have a similar appearance so I went with that when creating a title. My girls love rainbow recipes and this one does not disappoint!
Long gone is the crispy rice cereal and instead, you'll find layer upon layer of sugary, sweet goodness from the vanilla sugar wafers coated in white melting candies to the funfetti cake mix combined with powdered sugar and topped with colorful sprinkles. I have to admit that I was a little worried that the sugar wafers wouldn't hold up to the moisture in the melting candies but the crispiness and texture of the sugar wafers was still there and tasted amazing.
Believe me, this is nothing like the recipe you grew up on and is such an easy puppy chow recipe to make and definitely the best puppy chow recipe you've ever tried!
Warning: this is addictive and may induce addiction!
Funfetti Cake Batter Puppy Chow
- Prepare 4 cups of Voortman vanilla sugar wafers into bite-sized pieces by chopping into fourths. This will be about 24 individual wafers.
- Heat candy melts in microwave according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, place sugar wafers into resealable plastic bag and coat with heated candy melts.
- Then, toss in the cake mix and powdered sugar until thoroughly covered and top with sprinkles.
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