Birthday Cake Puppy Chow Recipe || A Guest Post

Hello, everyone! Today's theme is a guest post, and I am thrilled to have the lovely Megan from Pen and Ink  here to share a yummy recipe with us today!  Megan has a beautiful blog, so make sure you check it out before you go! 

Hello, everyone! I am super stoked to be able to post on this lovely blog today! Many thanks to these amazing girls for asking me!!

Today, I am going to be sharing my favorite recipe for puppy chow!! You know, that extremely messy but insanely delicious snack mix with peanut butter and chocolate and allll the powdered sugar? This recipe is a variation of that, and it just happens to taste like BIRTHDAY CAKE. Yup, you heard that right. It is AMAZING. Also: it has sprinkles, so that is absolutely a reason to make it, because SPRINKLES. SPRINKLES ARE HAPPY THINGS.
If you want a last-minute snack, or if you just want to be happy because of sprinkles, this is the perfect thing to make! So...GO MAKE IT YO. You won't regret this!! (unless you eat it all at once, of course. ;p) 

                                                    Birthday Cake Puppy Chow
5 cups corn Chex cereal
10 oz. vanilla flavored almond bark coating
1 tsp. vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups yellow cake mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar
sprinkles (as many or as few as you want)

Measure out the cereal in a medium sized bowl, and set it aside. 
In a large bowl with a lid, combine the yellow cake mix and the powdered sugar. Set this aside also while you melt the almond bark. 

Cut the almond bark into smaller pieces. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the almond bark with the shortening. Be very careful! White chocolate is extremely easy to burn, and it will be RUINED if you aren't careful. Stir it constantly, and remove it from the heat while it still has a few small chunks in it. Keep stirring until it is completely melted.  

Carefully pour the almond bark over the cereal, then stir it gently to evenly coat it. Make sure you are careful not to break the cereal. Stir in the sprinkles, making sure they are distributed evenly.
Now add the Chex to the powdered sugar and cake mix. Put the lid on the container and toss the cereal to make sure it gets evenly coated. There should be no more wet cereal or stickiness! Once you have finished, let it cool, then you are free to eat it! (Remember: Not all at once!! :D)
GAH This stuff is SO GOOD. It has allll the delicious flavors and sugar and SPRINKLES and YES. Make it. Now. Ok?
(Eep, doesn't that look amazing!?!) 

I want to give a HUGE thank you to these lovely girls for inviting me to flail around in their blog space for a day! Their blog is awesome, and they are super awesome too!! Thanks, girlies!! It's been heaps of fun! ♥ 

Thank you, Megan, for the delicious recipe! We are so happy to have you on A Friend Loves At All Times, and I can't wait to try out your yummy recipe! :) 

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!


  1. Thanks girls! This post is deliciously wonderful! :P

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

    1. Thank you, Allie!! It most definitely is DELICIOUSLY WONDERFUL!! :) ♥

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    1. GAH Thank you, Nabila!! It is delicious, I promise! :) ♥