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The holidays. To many, it feels like a stress — doing everything plus a million other things at the same time. So when it comes to whipping up a sweet in a short time, Puppy Chow has been gracing the American home through the mid-20th century and into today. It’s the quick-to-assemble, go-to snack that can hold people over before the dinner starts or it’s the postprandial crunchy, textural delight against the soft pudding trifles and mousse-filled desserts. While there are many variations of Puppy Chow out there, these ones are sure to have a festive, holiday flare to them.

Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow

The flavors of a classic Christmas cookie ring merry and bright in this Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow. A white chocolate base is mixed with a hint of cinnamon to give it that sweet spicy snickerdoodle feel. With the recipe coming together in mere minutes you may find yourself making this more often than you’d expect! If you want to make this Puppy Chow, click the link here.

Chocolate Orange Puppy Chow

The chocolate-covered orange has earned its place in the culinary Christmas landscape, so it’s only fair that this flavor profile becomes a snackable treat. This Chocolate Orange Puppy Chow has the best of both worlds. It has a bright and light citrus sweetness that pairs perfectly with the rich creaminess of the chocolate. All of these flavors are coating the outside of the rice cereal for a bite-after-bite delight! Get the recipe by clicking the link.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

While pumpkin spice is the king flavor of fall, this blend of aromatic spices carries over into the holiday season, showing up in a variety of drinks and baked goods. With this Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow pumpkin pie spice partners up with an extra kick of cinnamon to really send it over the edge into a pure seasonal delight. If you’re curious, you can click the recipe link here.

Death By Chocolate Puppy Chow

There’s something about the holidays that screams decadent and there’s no better way to honor such wintery indulgences than by whipping up a multifaceted chocolate treat. Here, this Death By Chocolate Puppy Chow has a rich almond butter-milk chocolate coating for the ultimate chocolatey foundation. Add in fudgy brownies and crunchy chocolate-covered almonds, and you have the making for a hit holiday treat. To get the recipe and instructions, click here.

Pistachio Puppy Chow

Pistachio Puppy Chow is the treat that breaks away from the traditional peppermint or eggnog-flavored desserts of the season. Here, you get the complex nutty aroma and taste of pistachios in a crunchy, snackable dessert delight. Get the recipe by clicking the link here.