Healthier Funfetti Puppy Chow

Creamy vanilla frosting, white chocolate chips, classic chex cereal and a couple special ingredients make this funfetti puppy chow a sweet childhood treat you can feel good about serving your kids – or eat for yourself! 😉

Okay so who grew up eating puppy chow?  Or more like devouring puppy chow.  This stuff has always been dangerous for me but when you mix in my favorite flavor of all time (funfetti duh) it really just takes it to a whole new level.  Not only did I make this into funfetti puppy chow, but I used ingredients you can feel good about!  I explain that down below in the how to section.

So if you are ready for all of your childhood dreams to come true you need to make this recipe.  And when you are done, be sure to check out my other funetti recipes like my funfetti mug cake (because who wants to share cake!?), and my funfetti french toast.

funfetti puppy chow

Let’s Make Funfetti Puppy Chow!

Okay this recipe is just like the classic – I just used some better quality ingredients!  And made it funfetti of course 😛

So for the funfetti factor I subbed the usual peanut butter for frosting, chocolate for white chocolate, and added almond extract for that extra cakey flavor. The almond extract isn’t necessary, but it does give it an extra little oomph.

The frosting I used was Simple Mills vanilla frosting.  Yes it is still frosting so  I wouldn’t call it a health food.  But it is made with organic ingredients and doesn’t have anything super icky in it.  This is the list of ingredients:

  • Organic Palm Shortening
  • Organic Powdered Sugar
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Tapioca
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sea Salt
  • Organic Rosemary Extract (for freshness)
  • Monk Fruit Extract

Not bad right!  You can get you some frosting in a bunch of stores, but it is also on Amazon.

The chocolate I used was Lily’s Sweets white chocolate chips. They are sweetened with stevia so NO sugar, they are non-GMO, and their list of ingredients is the following:

  • Erythritol
  • Cocoa butter
  • Milk (rBST Free)
  • Dextrin
  • Chicory Root Fiber
  • Sunflower Lecithin
  • Natural Flavor
  • Salt
  • Stevia Extract

Pretty great for chocolate chips! Get you some here.

Okay now for some tips.  This is really easy but when you heat everything up, seriously leave it on the LOWEST heat! Unless you are fancy and have a double boiler.  If you leave it as far low as it goes, yes it will take a few minutes to melt, but you will avoid burning your chocolate. No bueno.

Other than that just be sure you have everything you need (listed below)!

funfetti puppy chow

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a (really) large and deep mixing bowl.
  • a sauce pan
  • a soft spatula for mixing
  • a large ziploc bag
  • a cookie sheet
  • parchment paper

Hope you have so much FUN with this one!

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funfetti puppy chow

Healthier Funfetti Puppy Chow

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5.5 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten Free

Creamy vanilla frosting, white chocolate chips, classic chex cereal and a couple special ingredients make this funfetti puppy chow a sweet childhood treat you can feel good about serving your kids – or eat for yourself! 😉


  • 5 and 1/2 cup Chex Rice Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Simple Mills vanilla frosting
  • 3/4 cup Lily’s White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Pyure Powdered Stevia & powdered sugar to taste
  • Rainbow sprinkles to taste


  1. Measure out your cereal and put in a big mixing bowl, set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan over the LOWEST heat (you don’t want this to burn!) combine the chocolate, frosting, coconut oil, and almond extract and mix until melted.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal, mixing the cereal (carefully not to break), until evenly coated.
  4. Transfer the cereal to a large ziploc bag, and sprinkle on powdered stevia/powdered sugar until coated to your preference, and then sprinkle on as many sprinkles as you want! Shake the bag to evenly cover.
  5. Transfer to puppy chow to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to cool/solidify before serving or moving to storage.


Don’t use all powdered stevia, it will not cover the mix as well.  I like to use about half and half to cut down on sugar, but you still need the powdered sugar to get that great coating!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Puppy Chow
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Keywords: puppy chow, funfetti puppy chow, cake batter puppy chow

If you try this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know what you think! If you remake on Instagram dont forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!


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