Circus Animal Puppy Chow

"Your favorite circus animal cookies are now your favorite sweet snack mix in the form of this animal cookie puppy chow!"
 
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
12-16
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ingredients

  • 4 ounces white chocolate (Wilton's white candy melts)
  • 1 cup funfetti cake mix, divided
  • 6 cups Chex cereal, divided
  • 23 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 23 cup rainbow nonpareils, divided
  • 4 ounces pink candy melts
  • 1 12 cups frosted circus animal cookies
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directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the white candy melts in a large bowl and melt in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring until completely smooth.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of the cake mix, then add 3 cups cereal and gently stir to evenly coat. Immediately add 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/3 cup nonpareils and stir until evenly coated. Pour out onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the pink candy melts in a large bowl and melt in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring until completely smooth.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of the cake mix, then add 3 cups cereal and gently stir to evenly coat. Immediately add the remaining 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1/3 cup nonpareils and stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour the mixture over the white puppy chow mixture and spread out evenly and top with lightly crushed frosted circus animal cookies.

Questions & Replies

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  1. trublusugu
    What do you do with the other 1/2 cup of cake mix?
     
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Jonathan Melendez is a passionate author, food photographer, cook, baker, and recipe developer whose blog, The Candid Appetite, has appeared prominently on such sites as, BonAppetite, People, Cosmopolitan, The Kitchn, Today, The Cooking Channel, Food52 and Joy the Baker. He has created and photographed recipes for Idaho Potato Commission, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, American Butter Institute and Jones Dairy Farm, to name a few. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
 
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