White Chocolate New Years Eve Puppy Chow

Easy white chocolate puppy chow with gold sprinkles and edible gold stars! This is perfect to make for New Year's Eve!I had a lot of fun making Christmas treats this season, and I didn’t think it could get any better, but I’m having way too much fun covering my kitchen in gold sprinkles for NYE. Can’t New Year’s Eve be next week so I have more time to share gold recipes? I think it’s my new favorite color, it should be the color of the year :)

Easy white chocolate puppy chow with gold sprinkles and edible gold stars! This is perfect to make for New Year's Eve!When I think of NYE food I think of appetizers, grab food, and snacky things. Oh and champagne! I shared a super fun champagne recipe last week. Imagine this.. white chocolate + champagne + cheesecake filling + graham cracker crumbs = dessert shooter! But they get better, I top them with.. cherries + white chocolate + gold sprinkles = cherries dipped in white chocolate and covered in gold sprinkles. I highly recommend checking out that recipe, see it here :)

Easy white chocolate puppy chow with gold sprinkles and edible gold stars! This is perfect to make for New Year's Eve!If you’re looking for a quick NYE snack recipe, this is the one for you! Everyone loves puppy chow, or muddy buddies, so I know it will be a hit at any party! I decided to make this batch extra New Year’s Eve-y (is that even a word?) by using gold sprinkles and edible gold stars!

I stuck with white chocolate puppy chow as the base so the sprinkles would stand out. In order to get the puppy chow as white as possible I omitted the peanut butter, so instead of melted chocolate and peanut butter it was just chocolate. I haven’t tried making this recipe using white chocolate chips and peanut butter, but that could be something to explore if you like the addition of the peanut butter. Also, if you don’t care about the puppy chow being extremely white, then I say add in the peanut butter which would be a half cup :)

White-Chocolate-New-Years-Eve-Puppy-Chow-4I really really like the edible gold stars in this puppy chow, that’s what makes this recipe. I used one entire container in making this puppy chow, and I think I could have used another container… could there ever be too many gold stars? No way, especially not for NYE! If you’re looking to order the stars, here is a link on Amazon.

Easy white chocolate puppy chow with gold sprinkles and edible gold stars! This is perfect to make for New Year's Eve!Easy white chocolate puppy chow with gold sprinkles and edible gold stars! This is perfect to make for New Year's Eve!To make things a little bit more festive, put a gold tinsel topper in the serving bowl.

To make the topper you will need a string of gold tinsel (here is a link to hobby lobby to see what I’m talking about) and some gold wire (see here). Measure the gold wire according to how tall your glasses are and cut it. Take a 2-3 inch piece of gold tinsel and wrap it around one end of the gold wire. My tinsel stayed without needing to be taped or glued, but you could secure with tape or hot glue if needed. Make as many as you need if you want to use them for decorating with, and I suggest that you reuse them from year to year because they are so fun!

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White Chocolate New Years Eve Puppy Chow

Yield: 8 cups

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups chex cereal
  • 1 package white chocolate candiquik
  • 2 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • gold glitter sprinkles
  • edible gold star sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, place the chex cereal. Set aside.
  2. Use a knife to divide the candiquik into squares for easier melting. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the candiquik and vegetable shortening. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Before pouring the chocolate, make sure to reserve some (about 1/4 cup) for drizzling on top of the puppy chow. Pour the chocolate on top of the chex and gently mix to evenly coat the cereal.
  4. Quickly transfer the chocolate covered cereal to a large gallon sized ziploc bag. Add in 1 cup of powdered sugar, seal and shake viciously until the cereal is coated. If the cereal is not completely coated, add another 1/2 cup powdered sugar and shake again.
  5. Pour the cereal onto a large baking sheet. Drizzle the remaining white chocolate on top of the cereal and then add the gold sprinkles and edible gold stars. I like to work in small sections when drizzling the chocolate so it doesn’t harden before I add the sprinkles.
  6. Allow the puppy chow to set on the pan for 15 minutes. Place the puppy chow in a bowl and add additional gold stars.

Easy white chocolate puppy chow with gold sprinkles and edible gold stars! This is perfect to make for New Year's Eve!
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24 Responses to “White Chocolate New Years Eve Puppy Chow”

  1. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — December 29, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Puppy chow covered in sparkly stars just doesn’t get much better! Those edible stars are just add so much fun to this snack mix!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      I swear I could have used another bottle or two of those stars!

  2. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 29, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Everyone does LOVE puppy chow. Never thought about doing little bags for a New Year’s Eve party.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      I would love if someone bag me a bag of puppy chow to take home!!

  3. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — December 29, 2014 at 7:33 am

    What a festive snack for the new year! I love how you packaged them up in little bags too, perfect for snacking!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      A little piece of NYE to take with you into the new year!

  4. Tori@Gringalicious.com — December 29, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Great idea! Puppy chow would make a great addition to any New Year’s Eve party. Hope you have wonderful 2015!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      I know I would be hoarding the puppy chow bowl at any party!

  5. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — December 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

    This is so fun!! Happy New Year :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Happy New Year Aimee!

  6. Beverly T. — December 29, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Beth, what kind of Chex did you use? Rice or corn? Maybe I missed that part. lol I love the sparkly gold stars! :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      You can use whatever you prefer – rice or corn!

  7. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — December 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Those stars are so cute! I’ve never cared too much about New Years, but if it means I get to cover everything in edible gold stars, I’m totally in!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Uh, YEAH!!!

  8. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — December 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Aww I am loving all your sparkly gold recipes Beth! Totally getting me in the mood for some celebrating!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

      I need at least another week before NYE, I have too many gold things I want to share!!

  9. Amanda — December 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

    BEAUTIFUL!! Just love this!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Thank you Amanda!

  10. Where did you find edible gold stars?! This wouldn’t make it to the party if I were to make it!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      From Wilton!!

  11. ali grace | cookies and grace — December 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Love love love! I have a gold addiction too. The gold stars are perfect! I need some of those ASAP. Happy New Year!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Ali, I am so glad I’m not the only one with a gold addiction! Happy New Year to you too!

  12. Megan - The Emotional Baker — January 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I don’t make puppy chow nearly enough. Adding this to my to-make list, even if I missed making it for New Year’s Eve ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 3, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Yay! We shouldn’t not make this recipe just because NYE is over!

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