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St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow. It’s puppy chow lucky style! Candy melts, peanut butter, and powdered sugar tossed with fun green candies and lucky charms shamrock marshmallows.

St Patrick's Day Lucky Chow - A bowl of Chex Cereal Tossed in a candy coating mixed with peanut butter and coated in powdered sugar

This super festive and so delicious treat is fun for the whole family! Puppy (Lucky Chow), aka muddy buddies, is the kind of snack you just want to keep diving in for more. I warned you this stuff is addictive!

As I prepared to make this all green treat, I headed out to my local market on the hunt for the St. Paddy’s Day Lucky Charms cereal. My goal to score all those lucky green shamrock marshmallows in on box of cereal. Yay when I can get them it makes this an easy task.

If there’s not a one in the store (it happens some years), just grab a regular box and pick all the shamrock ones out of the cereal box!

I just pretended I am hunting for some buried treasure in the midst of all those rainbows in there. Do ya think I found my pot of gold??? I’m not tellin’!


  • Chex Rice Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Fun Toppings – Green M&M’s, Wilton Shamrock Sprinkles, & Lucky Charm Shamrocks

How to make Puppy Chow for St. Patrick’s Day

  • In the microwave melt candy melts, peanut butter and oil for 30 seconds on high. Stir, if needed microwave another 15 seconds and the mix until melted. Pour in Chex cereal.
Chex cereal in a bowl with a mixture of melted green candy melts, peanut butter and a bit of oil.
  • Place mixture in a gallon size zip lock bag and pour in powdered sugar and shake until coated.
  • Pour out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper until set. Then mix in candies and marshamallows.
St Patrick's Day Lucky Chow spread out on a sheet pan to set up.
  • This is such a fun treat and you can be creative, use whatever types of candies or toppings you like.
St Patrick's Day Lucky Chow - A bowl of Chex Cereal Tossed in a candy coating mixed with peanut butter and coated in powdered sugar


This is the perfect snack for the little bit (or lot) of Irish in all of us! I know this isn’t really Irish at all, but it sure is a lot of fun!

If you love these St. Patrick’s Day sweet treats give these Lucky Charms Cereal Treats a try too!

Colorful Green Puppy Chow mix with St Pattrick's Day Candies
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St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Chow

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Nikki Lee
St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Chow. It’s puppy chow Leprechaun style! Candy melts, peanut butter, and powered sugar tossed with fun green candies and shamrock marshmallows.
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  • 4 cups Chex Rice Cereal
  • 1 cup green candy melts
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • ¾ to 1 cup powdered sugar

Fun Candy Toppings

  • ¼ cup M&M’s
  • ¼ cup Shamrock Sprinkles
  • ¼ cup Shamrock Marshmallows, (Out of Lucky Charms Cereal)


  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine 1 cup Green Candy Melts, peanut butter and vegetable or canola oil. Microwave on on HIGH for 30 seconds, stir and cook in 15 second intervals until smooth.  Pour Cereal into bowl and mix until well coated.
  • Open gallon size zip lock bag and pour in cereal mixture. Seal bag, add in powdered sugar, and shake until well coated.
  • Pour coated cereal onto parchment or wax paper and allow to set. Pour on M&M’s, Shamrock sprinkles, and shamrock marshmallows and stir.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 11 serving Calories: 222kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 41g (14%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 6g (9%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 85mg (4%) Sugar: 25g (28%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love your St. Patrick’s Day version! So very festive and perfect for a class party or special after school treat.

  2. These are adorable! My kids would love these…if I don’t eat them first! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday!

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a fun treat! I’m cracking up over you picking through for all the green marshmallows though, lol. I bet I could enscript my daughters to do that part for me.

  4. 5 stars
    This is so much fun!! I think my nieces and nephews would go crazy for this snack! I love that it can be packed easily in a lunchbox or a big bowl to share with friends and co-workers!

  5. So pretty…any I bet it’s crazy addictive. I just want to reach out and grab a big ol’ hand full!