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Birthday Cake Puppy Chow

Photo: Emma Crist; Styling: Emma Crist

Sprinkles and white chocolate are the only mix-ins you need to create this birthday cake-inspired treat. Sugary-sweet, colorful, and fun, it makes an easy, portable snack for a birthday party or holiday celebration. Pro tip: For a festive July 4 treat, use red, white, and blue sprinkles instead. You can change up the colors for any holiday.


  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal squares (such as Rice Chex)
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup multicolored sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside.

  2. Place white chocolate chips in a small, microwave-safe glass bowl; microwave for 1 minute or until chocolate begins to melt. Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds and stir until smooth.

  3. Add white chocolate to cereal in bowl; stir gently to evenly coat. Place mixture in a large, zip-top plastic bag. Add sprinkles to bag. Seal bag and shake to combine. Add powdered sugar to bag. Seal bag; shake until cereal mixture is fully coated. Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet lined with wax paper; cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.