This powder pink strawberry puppy chow is our vegan muddy buddies recipe for Valentines, Easter, Springtime and Summer - this colorful sweet fruity treat is for any time of year!
reci[e originally created February 6, 2018
Vegan Muddy Buddies
It is already that time of year where I talk incessantly about how it is staying lighter later in the day. When I flip out with a tiny glimmer of sunshine. I look silly while smelling the air because it is so fresh and ... almost spring like.
Spring and Fall are by far my favorite seasons, but I think spring edges out fall just a bit, because it is such a stark contrast to the dark and cold winter. I love light and bright, and cannot wait for warm and sunshine.
Vegan Valentines Recipes
As you know, my food tends to get lighter with the seasons too.
Generally that means fresher, as more farmers markets open and temps rise. When it is warm, we want to eat fresh and light, right?
While we are still a while away from all that, a first glimpse of spring also brings more color to my recipes. With holidays like Valentines Day just around the corner, I make all sorts of pink and red treats.
I have not made a Vegan Muddy Buddies / Puppy Chow recipe in so long.
Like, maybe college? Back in my pageant and awards show party days?
This one is sweet and fruity and crispy crunchy colorful.
Chocolate and cashew butter coated cereal takes a tumble in strawberry powder and sugar. Pretty dang simple, pretty darn quick.
and so SO much fun, right?
Gluten Free Cereals
I cannot get a straight answer on whether Chex cereal is vegan. Some say the Vitamin D3 it is fortified with is not a vegan source. At least here in the states where I am it is not - other places - Canada, for one - it sounds like Chex cereal is indeed vegan.
Then some say the Rice Chex is vegan, not fortified.
For my Powder Pink Strawberry Puppy Chow recipe, I used cereal squares that multiple sources list as vegan. This one is also gluten free.
and it is tasty in a bowl with cashew milk. That's a good thing too.
pretty in pink puppy chow.
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Powder Pink Strawberry Puppy Chow
Powder Pink Strawberry Puppy Chow - Valentines, Easter, Springtime and Summer - this colorful sweet fruity treat is for any time of year!
- Pour powdered sugar into large (gallon size) reusable plastic zip baggie. Set aside.
- Add freeze dried strawberries to blender. Blend at highest speed until strawberry pieces are powder. Transfer strawberry powder to baggie with powdered sugar. Set aside.
- Using a double boiler with a large bowl, or using a large microwave safe bowl, carefully melt chocolate and cashew butter. Stir to combine.
- Add cereal squares to melted chocolate mixture. Stir / fold to coat completely.
- Carefully spoon chocolate coated cereal squares into baggie with powdered sugar. Seal baggie closed, leaving some air inside. Turn / shake baggie to coat each cereal square with strawberry powdered sugar.
- Transfer Powder Pink Strawberry Puppy Chow to serving bowls.
- Store in airtight container or plastic baggie with the air squeezed out.
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
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365 Everyday Value, Freeze Dried Strawberry Slices, 1.2 Ounce
Lakanto Monkfruit 2:1 Powder Sugar Substitute | 1 Ib NON GMO (Classic Powder)
365 Everyday Value, Cashew Butter Creamy, 16 Ounce
Van's Natural Foods - Cinnamon Heaven, Whole Grain Gluten Free Cereal (Also NO; Dairy, Corn & Egg), Get SIX Boxes and SAVE, Each Box has 11 Oz (Pack of 6)
Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Serving Size:½ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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Jereann Zann says
I love that it's pink!! I've never had puppy chow before, but it sounds so fun we've got to make some.
Alisa Fleming says
What a delicious idea Kristina! I'm so curious about the Monk fruit extract. I haven't loved it in certain products, but wonder if it has better applicability at home.
Madison Haycock says
This is so adorable! There are endless reasons to eat this. Valentine's Day, A Baby Shower, A Princess Party, Wednesdays! I just love this puppy chow recipe!
I need to make a batch of this for our next movie night! Maybe with a sappy lovey chick-flick!
Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac) says
Yes, the light is always a nice touch at the end of the day. I have a hard time staying up and doing things after work when it's dark out! Love the color and flavors in this snack. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
I'm super happy it's staying light out longer too. And these pretty pink snacks make me happy too!
My kids would devour this before I even had a chance! Yummy snack!
I think I may have found a new favorite puppy chow recipe!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
OMG. I haven't had pupping chow in like 20 years!!! I need to have this. Bonus that it's pink. Because on Wednesdays...
Kristina Sloggett says
WE WEAR PIIIIIINK. I have legit said that three times already today.
and yeah - I was overdue for some puppy chow too! 🙂
Becky Striepe says
I feel exactly the same as you about fall and spring. I love that weather, but fall always has that hint of winter that puts it in the #2 slot for seasons. This puppy chow looks like the perfect way to celebrate sunshine and shorts weather!
Kristina Sloggett says
ahhhh... the news this morning said we are getting some spring like weather over the next few days. I AM ELATED. 🙂