Strawberry Puppy Chow Snack Mix is a sweet and crunchy treat that's perfect for Valentine's Day, party favor bags, and snacking. Chex cereal is coated in white chocolate and tossed in a strawberry sugar mixture.
In a small bowl, microwave white chocolate chips for 30 seconds, stir. Microwave for additional 30 second increments until chips are melted and smooth. Pour chocolate over cereal and stir carefully to fully cover but not break the cereal. Pour cereal mixture into a large gallon size plastic bag.
In a spice grinder or food processor, grind freeze dried strawberries into a powder.
Pour ground strawberry powder and confectioner's sugar over cereal and seal bag. Shake to evenly coat cereal.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and pour cereal mixture into a single layer. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes (or until chocolate has hardened). Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Any chex cereal can be used, but I prefer rice or corn.
Using a plastic bag is optional, you can toss your cereal to coat in the original bowl you were using, or in a paper bag.
Mixing in a bowl will be a bit messier, so I suggest using an apron and a large bowl with extra space, in case powdered sugar goes flying.
Optional mix-ins. Try adding 1 cup of mix-ins for every 4 cups of cereal used: pretzels, m&m's candies, or cookie pieces.
For a large party, try doubling or tripling this recipe.