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Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow

Looking for a fun and festive dessert for your next game day party? Look no further than this Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow recipe! With crunchy rice cereal coated in a delicious blend of mint chocolate and powdered sugar, and topped off with mini caramel milk chocolate candies and mint chocolate coated candy pieces, this sweet and satisfying snack is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Plus, the adorable football-shaped almonds add the perfect touch of game day flair.

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Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow - Everyone's favorite game day snack made with rice cereal, popcorn, chocolate, mint and chocolate candy pieces.

Kick off Sunday football with mint and chocolate Puppy Chow.  Score one for the team and add in mini caramel milk chocolate candy pieces and mint chocolate candy coated pieces.  Make this for the next game day party.

I was raised on football.  Watching the game on Sunday is a normal occurrence in our house.  Of course, it wouldn’t be a game without football inspired snacks to munch on.  Perhaps my favorite thing about this time of year is getting to spend time with friends while cheering on Green Bay.  All week I’m counting down the days until football returns.  During this time, I’m always storming up fun food ideas to make for our guests.

Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow - Everyone's favorite game day snack made with rice cereal, popcorn, chocolate, mint and chocolate candy pieces.

What I love most about this recipe is that it’s a classic.  It’s something we all grew up eating.  I can still remember helping mom toss the powdered sugar and cereal mixture in bags.

To make this recipe, follow the directions to pop the two regular size bags of Orville Redenbacher® Movie Theater Butter Popcorn in the microwave.  Remove any un-popped kernels then equally divide the bags into two separate large mixing bowls.  In one bowl, add 4 + 1/2 cups rice cereal.  Add 4 + 1/2 cups rice cereal to a second bowl.  By now, both bowls should have popcorn and rice cereal in them.

I just love how easy it is to prepare Orville Redenbacher popcorn at home.  In fact, this recipe can even be made ahead of the game.  If you’re like me, you might just make it with your friends!

Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Butter Popcorn Reg Size PK

Next, make the chocolate coatings.  Start by melting semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Be sure to set it to 5 minutes and at power level four.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve burned chocolate in the microwave by forgetting to set the power level to a low digit!  Burnt chocolate does not smell good, that’s for sure!

Use a spatula to stir it until it’s smooth.  Next, stir in the peanut butter and butter.

Repeat the process in a second microwave safe bowl with green wafers.  For this one, stir in mint extract, butter and peanut butter.

Football Puppy Chow steps 1 to 4

Pour the warm chocolate into one of the two bowls.  Use a spatula to evenly coat the popcorn mixture with melted chocolate.  Add in cocoa powder and powdered confectioners’ sugar.

Stir the mixture using a spatula until it’s evenly coated; set aside.

Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow - Everyone's favorite game day snack made with rice cereal, popcorn, chocolate, mint and chocolate candy pieces.

Pour the mint chocolate spread into the second bowl of the cereal mixture.  Use a spatula to evenly coat the popcorn mixture with melted chocolate.

Fold in powdered confectioners’ sugar.  Stir the mixture using a spatula until it’s evenly coated.

Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow - Everyone's favorite game day snack made with rice cereal, popcorn, chocolate, mint and chocolate candy pieces.

In a large bowl, combine both batches of puppy chow.  Stir in 7 ounces mini caramel milk chocolate candy pieces and 1 cup mint chocolate coated candy pieces.

To make the football inspired nuts, mix confectioners’ sugar and water in a small bowl.  Stir mixture with a spoon to combine.  Mixture will be thick!  Place icing into a pipping bag with the smallest round tip available.  Draw football lines on nuts.  Icing will harden after a few minutes.  Once it’s dry, add the football nuts to the puppy chow.

Pour mixture onto a serving platter or bowl and serve for the game.

Walmart Popcorn Snacks

  Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Butter Popcorn is the best quality popcorn around for special parties.  The buttery popcorn really take takes this recipe to the next level.  Simply head to Walmart® and be sure to look for the popcorn in the snack aisle.

Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow - Everyone's favorite game day snack made with rice cereal, popcorn, chocolate, mint and chocolate candy pieces.

I can’t imagine football without puppy chow!  Seriously, it’s everyone’s favorite childhood snack.  If you’re looking for a simple football inspired dish to make, try this!  For more recipes and game day inspiration, head over to Orville Redenbacher.

What are your favorite game day snacks featuring popcorn?

Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow

Mint Chocolate Football Puppy Chow

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

For the Mint Chocolate

  • 4 1/2 cups rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups green chocolate wafers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure mint extract
  • 1 bag Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Butter Popcorn , single servings
  • 2 cups powdered confectioners' sugar

For the Chocolate

  • 4 1/2 cups rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered confectioners' sugar

Mix-Ins

  • 7 ounces mini caramel milk chocolate candy pieces
  • 1 cup mint chocolate coated candy pieces

For the Football Almonds

  • 15 Nuts
  • 1/4 cup powdered (confectioners' sugar)
  • 2 - 2 1/2 teaspoons water

Instructions
 

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Nutritional information is only an estimate and it's accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.

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  1. This may seem unbelievable, but I’ve never had, nor heard of puppy chow until I started food blogging. Maybe it’s because I don’t watch football, nor does hubby. But, I do love all the ingredients in your puppy chow and I want to make it! Stat!

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