Whether you call it Halloween puppy chow or Halloween muddy buddies, the addition of Halloween candy and autumn colors turn this into the perfect festive party snack! Add this to your party table with a bowl of Halloween candy bark and some cinnamon buttered rum popcorn balls (for the adults, of course).
I’ve been trying so hard to come up with new paleo recipes and get better about baking without gluten, sugar and dairy that I almost forgot Halloween is at the end of the month.
And you know what Halloween is? It’s the American holiday where we tell kids to walk around and be cute or scary so that people will give them boatloads of candy and then they get all wired on sugar and act like tiny crazy people until they crash on the living room floor dressed up like Batman in a puddle of sugary drool.
And that’s why I figured I might as well dive straight into the sugary deep end with Halloween-themed puppy chow.
Here’s what Halloween puppy chow entails:
Chocolate, peanut butter and devil’s food cake mix-covered Chex
White chocolate, powdered sugar and sprinkle-covered Chex
Candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins
Reese’s white chocolate mini cups
There is nothing refined gluten-free, sugar-free or dairy-free about this. No, wait! I used gluten-free Chex cereal! Buuuuut I guess when you pile on everything else, that sort of loses its relevancy. Womp womp.
Oh, well. Can’t say I didn’t try.
I just had to add something weird to this. It wouldn’t be a very good Halloween treat if it didn’t have something spooky or gross, right? I opted for gummy worms and candy that looks like eyeballs. Subtle, but effective.
Obviously, you can use whatever you want in this! Go nuts and swap out the M&Ms for caramels, or the marshmallows for cinnamon sugar coated roasted chickpeas (it’s a thing). You could also swap the chocolate in the coating for Nutella, or the white chocolate for a different kind of chocolate melts. Trade the devil’s food cake mix for red velvet.
The possibilities are endless, my friends.
Embrace your inner sugar-fueled Batman.
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