Red Velvet Oreo Chex Mix {My first attempt at Puppy Chow}

A confession – while I love to bake, I’ve never ever made the infamous Puppy Chow. You know, that Chex Mix that is coated in chocolate, peanut butter and some powdered sugar? I’ve been on a mission to make it and the perfect occasion finally happened – baking with Nicole!

I’ve been hearing a lot about the Red Velvet Oreo cookies and when I finally found them at Target (don’t worry, I went into Target to buy a “few things” and left with a cart full – EVERY TIME), I couldn’t wait to buy them. They came in a smaller-than-typical Oreo box, meaning I used the whole box in the recipe and wasn’t left with leftovers .. okay, besides the 2-3 that I had to try first.

not my photo – but this is what they look like!

I am not a big Oreo fan – sorry, I just am not. But I do love cream cheese frosting and when I heard the Red Velvet OREOS weren’t as chocolatey and had a cream cheese type frosting, I knew I had to buy a box. And of course bake with them. Want an excuse to try the Red Velvet OREOs? Here you go!

red velvet oreo puppy chow chex mix for valentine's day

Red Velvet OREO Puppy Chow 

(I added in Valentine’s M&Ms and sent a bag of this to my brother for Valentine’s Day feel free to make it any time of year you can find these OREOs though! – modified from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Here’s what you need:
  • 20 Red Velvet OREOs, finely crushed into crumbs (divided into two halves)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar (divided into half)
  • 10 cups Rice Chex cereal (divided into two halves – 5 c. + 5 c.)
  • 1 1/4 c. white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 1/4 c. milk chocolate melting wafers
  • Extra OREOs, roughly chopped (I used probably 4-5)
  • 1/2 c. M&Ms – I used the Valentine’s ones

Here’s what you do:

  1. Measure out powdered sugar and crushed Oreos and mix together. Divide mixture in half – you’ll use half for the white Rice Chex and half for the chocolate Rice Chex.
  2. Measure out half the Rice Chex – about 5 cups. Pour into a large bowl or tupperware with a lid.
  3. Melt white chocolate on low, in a microwave. Stir throughout to make sure you don’t burn chocolate. Pour melted white chocolate over Rice Chex and store until cereal is covered.
  4. Pour half powdered sugar/OREO mixture over white chocolate Chex. Put lid on tupperware and shake until cereal is coated with sugar and OREO mixture.
  5. Repeat the above steps with the chocolate Chex. Melt chocolate on low, pour over remaining 5 c. Rice Chex and coat, pour remaining powdered sugar/OREO mixture over chocolate Chex and shake to coat.
  6. Combine cooled white chocolate and chocolate Chex mix. Add in extra chopped OREOs and M&M. Share with a loved one or friend!

 

red velvet oreo puppy chow for valentine's day

Yum! What’s your favorite kind of Chex Mix or Puppy Chow?

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Red Velvet Oreo Chex Mix {My first attempt at Puppy Chow}

  1. That looks amazing! I actually baked with the Red Velvet Oreos over the weekend as well. Great minds think alike. 🙂 I did a bottom layer of brownies and a top layer of chocolate chip cookies with the red velvet Oreos in the middle. It was dangerous.

    • You MUST try these – they’re really good (in my opinion. But I don’t like regular Oreos that much and a real Oreo lover may not approve of the difference). And the recipe I shared uses pretty much the whole box of Oreos (minus the 1 or 3 you eat while making it) so there are no leftovers!

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