Movie Theater Puppy Chow Recipe with Snickers

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We like baking together as a family. Sometimes it’s just me and one of my kids, other times it’s me and all three. And on Sundays, Josh usually cooks dinner with a “secret ingredient.” Not only do I hope my kids learn how to cook and bake, but I hope they look back on our times spent together in the kitchen with fond memories.  Recently I told my kids that they were getting a two-fer: making a recipe together plus they got to watch the new Disney Super Buddies.  They were ecstatic to watch the movie and to make a treat so we got busy in the kitchen.  This time we created a puppy chow recipe:
Movie Theater Puppy Chow with Snickers

A little twist on the traditional puppy chow that made it the perfect treat to eat while watching the movie.

Movie Theater Puppy Chow with Snickers
  • 6 c. Regular Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 c. Vanilla Chex Cereal
  • 6 regular sized Snickers Candy Bars
  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 bag popped popcorn
  1. Measure cereals and set aside in a large bowl.
  2. Pop the popcorn and add to the large bowl with cereals.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter and Snickers candy bars over low heat while stirring constantly.
  4. When the Snickers bars are melted (approx 5-7 mins), pour over Chex cereal and popcorn.
  5. Stir until completely mixed in.
  6. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the bowl and fold in.
  7. You can add more powered sugar to your liking.

We gathered up the ingredients:

Puppy chow ingredients www.thirtyhandmadedays.comI saw Vanilla Chex at the store and wanted to give it a try.  You could use just regular Rice Chex cereal for all 8 cups of the cereal in this recipe.
Drew especially loves being in the kitchen.  He uses his math and reading skills and has become good at measuring and stirring.
Making puppy chow together

At first I was worried that the Snickers bars wouldn’t melt completely.  It took approximately 7 minutes for my bars to melt.  Your cooking time could be shorter or longer depending on your stove and what pan you use.  Make sure to watch and stir constantly as the chocolate can burn and nobody likes burnt chocolate! It will be chunky because of the nuts and nougat but trust me, it tastes good when you are all done!  This is how mine looked when I was ready to pour it over the other ingredients:

Melted down Snickers for the Puppy Chow
Once our puppy chow as ready, my trusty assistant Drew made lunch bags with their names on them and filled them full of the mix.

Bags for the movie- puppy chow
When I asked what the kids thought about Super Buddies, this was their response:

Watching Super Buddies together fits their personalities- Julia loud and excited, Drew concentrating and enjoying his snack)

Disney's Super BuddiesSuper Buddies comes out on Blu-ray Combo Pack August 27th – that’s TODAY! Woohoo. It’s from the creators of Disney Buddies.  It’s cute, funny and clean.   My kids have watched it several times since.

Delicious Movie Puppy Chow with Snickers

In the movie there are several “super hero rules.”  One of my favorites is- ” A super hero does good for good, not for glory.”  Taking treats to friends just because is one of our absolute favorite things to do. So I made a little tag to go along with the Puppy Chow to be used to share with friends and neighbors.  Who doesn’t love cute little puppy tags?  Movie Theater Puppy Chow with Snickers Printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.comDownload a Puppy Chow tag and deliver some treats to your friends. For personal use only. Thanks!

To get more excited about Super Buddies, check out their Facebook & Pinterest.
This post is sponsored by Disney’s Super Buddies & the Blueprint Social. All opinions are 1 million% my own and I’m happy to be working with a company I believe in.

Like what you see? There are lots of other fun Supper Buddies inspired posts. Check them out!


  1. Linda says

    This looks so yummy! one question, if I use air poppped popcorn and not a bag approximately how much popcorn would that be?

  2. says

    Oh I love that little printable!! You always have the sweetest things to add to gifts.
    Can you believe I’ve never made any kind of puppy chow? I really need to try it – your recipe looks so yummy!

  3. says

    Shut up! Get out of here! Puppy Chow… one of my favorite…. Snickers… one of my favorite and I don’t usually have either because I loose all self control. This could be a really bad thing (but really, REALLY GOOD!). Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

    • says

      You’re so welcome Jennifer. Cooking together is the best. (besides the mess and clean up….. ;) Hope you make it and love it too!

  4. says

    Mique! Such a fun post! And snickers in puppy chow??? yes, please! My kids loved the Super Buddies too! They have watched it at least 10 times this week!


    • says

      Thanks sweet Kellie! I love that I don’t have to worry about anything inappropriate in that movie- it’s a good, sweet one. My puppy loving kids loved it so much. xo