Cake Batter Puppy Chow / Muddy Buddies

I have been out of commission for the past week and I think today was the breaking point for my kids.  They can only take so much of Mom being sick (while Dad is out of town to boot) before they completely lose it and everything falls to pieces.  At some deeper level, that should make me feel good since I am so essential to our family functioning effectively.  However, it just ticks me off.
My friends kept telling me how lucky I was that I had my older three to fill in for me.  Ummmm….right.  So lucky.
My 8 year old finally got sick of “nothing good to eat” today and made this recipe.  I was proud of her. She helps me all the time in the kitchen, but this was her first true solo endeavor.  It was a huge hit with all her siblings and made me realize that I often underestimate the abilities of my younger three.
It is OK though, because this week has taught me that I overestimate my older three’s ability to see a need and fulfill it on their own.  I guess we are at a perfect balance of disfunction!

Cake Batter Puppy Chow
(makes about 1 gallon of mix)
10 C rice Chex cereal
10 squares of white almond bark
1 small bottle sprinkles
1 1/2 C dry yellow cake mix
1/2 C powdered sugar

1.  In a large mixing bowl, measure out the cereal.  In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt the white almond bark according to package directions.
2.  Pour melted bark over the cereal and gently fold with a rubber spatula.  Add the bottle of sprinkles and mix until the cereal is evenly covered.
3.  Using a 1 gallon container with a lid, pour the covered cereal into the container then add the cake mix and powdered sugar.  Place the lid on the container and shake until the cereal is completely covered.
***Gluten Free – use a gluten free yellow cake mix


  1. Anonymous says

    Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out well coated and delicious! It barely made it to the event I made it for it was so good!

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