Gingerbread Puppy Chow is the perfect holiday snack with only 5 ingredients!

Gingerbread Puppy Chow

Yield 10 Servings


  • 10 oz bag Cinnamon Chips (I use the Hershey's brand found at Walmart. If you can't find cinnamon chips, white chocolate chips taste great too.)
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 5 cups Chex cereal (I prefer Rice Chex)
  • 1 1/2 cups Gingerbread Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker brand, it's exactly half of the mix in the box, so you can double the recipe if you like.)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Melt cinnamon chips with shortening in a bowl in the microwave on HALF POWER for 60 seconds. Stir. Repeat until melted. (Mine took 2 minutes.)
  2. Put Chex cereal in a large bowl. Pour melted cinnamon chips over the cereal. Fold gently with a spatula until evenly distributed.
  3. Combine Gingerbread Cake Mix & powdered sugar in a gallon size ziplock bag. Add cinnamon coated cereal to the bag. Zip shut & shake until everything is covered.
  4. Pour contents into a bowl & serve.

Recipe Notes

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