Cranberry Bliss Puppy Chow

Cranberry Bliss Puppy Chow

  • Author: Leslie Haasch
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake


Dried cranberries, white chocolate, crystallized ginger and orange flavors give this a winter holiday flavor blast. Addictive and easy to eat by the handful, you can call it puppy chow, muddy buddies, whatever you want – because no matter what, it’s delicious!


  • 9 cups Chex (Corn, Rice, or both)
  • 12 ounces white candy melts
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup crystallized ginger pieces, chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon dried orange peel (optional)


  1. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Melt white chocolate candy melts according to package directions (typically meaning to microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each until smooth.
  3. Add orange extract and ground cinnamon, stir to combine.
  4. Pour Chex into a large bowl and pour in your melted white chocolate mixture. Carefully stir and/or toss to combine and thoroughly coat. 
  5. Add powdered sugar and stir/toss to combine and coat.
  6. Pour onto one of the prepared baking sheets and let set for at least 15 minutes.
  7. In a large bowl, combine prepared Chex mixture with cranberries, ginger, white chocolate chips and orange peel (if using). Stir and/or toss to combine.
  8. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Enjoy!
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