Cake Batter Puppy Chow

by Erin

If you are a fan of Funfetti and cake batter, then you need to make this puppy chow. Made with real cake mix!

Cake Ba 1tter Puppy Chow

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This first time I saw this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to make it eventually. But then I saw it show up on other blogs, and knew I had to make it sooner than later. Finally I made it and loved it to pieces.

The only thing that could’ve possibly made me enjoy it more would be adding peanut butter. You remember my little discussion about the funfettinutter? My list of things to make utilizing that concept keeps growing.

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The only trouble I had in making this was that the sprinkles did not really stick much to the mixture. Next time, I will add the sprinkles before the powdered sugar.

(Update from “next time” 6/28/19- I forgot to add the sprinkles first and had the same problem hahaha #fail, I shipped off a batch of this puppy chow to my nephew in California for his 5th birthday party this weekend! I had originally hoped to be in attendance but a box full of goodies is almost the same thing.)

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Post updated 6/28/19, picture below the recipe is the original.

One year ago: Homemade Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

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Yield: 5 cups Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  1. Pour the cake mix and powdered sugar into a paper bag** or container with a lid, set aside.
  2. Melt Almond Bark according to the package directions, adding vegetable shortening to thin if desired.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the melted white chocolate and cereal until evenly coated.
  4. Transfer to the paper bag, fold down the top (or put the lid on the container) and shake until the cereal is evenly coated. Add sprinkles if desired.
  5. Pour onto a wax paper (or silicone baking mat) lined cookie sheet, separate any large pieces that may have stuck together, and allow to harden fully. Store in an airtight container.


*Raw eggs are not the only possible source of bacterial contamination, raw flour is also a culprit. Heat treat by heating in microwave to 160 degrees F - about 1 minute stirring every 15 seconds. **If using a paper bag, be sure there the bottom is sealed well, otherwise puffs of powder will come out.

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Source: Adapted slightly from So Very Blessed.

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Ellen July 14, 2019 - 8:25 pm

This would make a great party favor for a birthday party!

Anne July 2, 2019 - 12:48 pm

I have never had this before, I think I’m missing out on something good!

spiffycookie July 2, 2019 - 8:13 pm

You are, fix it!

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck June 30, 2019 - 10:08 pm

What a great use for cake mix! Sounds delicious!

Carlee June 28, 2019 - 12:57 pm

I love doing fun twists on puppy chow and this funfetti version is definitely going to be a hit with may family. Sprinkles always make things more fun!

Stephanie @ Cookie A Day April 16, 2012 - 8:58 pm

This looks soooo good! My boys are big puppy chow fans and would love the twist!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. April 14, 2012 - 10:40 pm

Ohhhh girl. This is both wonderful and dangerous at the same time!

Steph@stephsbitebybite April 13, 2012 - 5:39 pm


Adrienne April 13, 2012 - 11:28 am

Yum! I’m a huge fan of puppy chow and this looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 12, 2012 - 10:14 pm

This is a bit embarrassing but for the longest time, I thought puppy chow was dog food. I mean I grew up with really traditional Korean parents so not once have I had or heard of the term “puppy chow.” I finally wikipedia-ed it and learned that it is a “chocolate-based confectionery, eaten in the United States.”

Had I know what this was, I would’ve started making this a long time ago!

Emmali April 12, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Is it easy to find Almond Bark? Is it available at most grocery stores?

spiffycookie April 12, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Yes, it is also called chocolate candy coating. It is a huge block right next to the chocolate chips.

Tracey April 12, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Oh yum, I wish I had some Chex in my pantry. Cake batter is the best!

Cassie April 12, 2012 - 1:19 pm

I love this, Erin! Cake mix is my favorite!!

christina @ ovenadventures April 12, 2012 - 1:13 pm


Meri Kate April 12, 2012 - 12:55 pm

I am definitely making this. Looks so delicious!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 12, 2012 - 11:06 am

This looks so delicious, Erin! I would have no problem demolishing the whole 5 cups – ha! Great recipe.


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