Candy Corn Puppy Chow #SundaySupper

Candy Corn Puppy Chow #SundaySupper

Do you like scary movies?  I really don’t.  I watch tons of movies, typically at least two new movies a week, but virtually none that include ghosts, zombies, vampires, or other supernatural beings.  Essentially, I avoid movies that could potentially give me nightmares. 

I do distinctly remember watching The Sixth Sense and would like to see it again.  It was more suspenseful than scary, though.  What Lies Beneath also made the cut.  I don’t remember the ending anymore and should watch it again too.  We recently watched Warm Bodies, even if it took at least half an hour to convince Mom to do so.

Candy Corn Puppy Chow

I am much more into scary TV shows.  I mean, how scary can something be if it’s on network TV?  Don’t get me wrong, American Horror Story isn’t waiting in my TiVo Now Playing list, though I am curious what it’s like.  I did watch 666 Park Avenue and rather enjoyed it, but it got cancelled along with what feels like most of the shows I watch.  I am a huge fan of Grimm.  It’s not on my TV right before bed, but it’s an excellent show that manages to keep me interested and is spooky without being overly heavy or scary.  The new Halloween special Toy Story of Terror was super cute.  And yes, I realize it’s a cartoon and isn’t scary, but if you want a scary cartoon try Coraline or Frankenweenie, those will send a few chills down your spine.

Candy Corn Puppy Chow

Thrillers are really more my speed.  They are entertaining and keep me on the edge of my seat without sending me running for the door . . . as long as I’m not alone and the lights are on.  I leave the scary movie watching to Dad who seems relatively unphased by them.

You know what’s not scary?  Candy Corn Puppy Chow.  Puppy chow is one of my favorite treats.  It’s easy to make and so versatile – the possibilities are nearly endless.  It’s also sweet-salty-crunchy goodness that is super addictive.  This version is full of crunchy Chex cereal and peanut butter, along with candy corn and Reese’s Pieces, two of my favorite Halloween candies.  You could swap in your favorite Halloween candies (I think M&Ms would be especially yummy).  Just make sure to have a batch of this on hand while you watch movies, scary or otherwise.

 Candy Corn Puppy Chow

Candy Corn Puppy Chow

Candy Corn Puppy Chow #SundaySupper


1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup peanut butter chips

1 cup candy corn (I love Jelly Belly’s)

½ cup Reese’s Pieces

5 cups Corn Chex

3 cups confectioners’ sugar


In a large microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter and chips. Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring in between to promote melting, until the mixture is completely melted.

Add candy corn and Reese’s Pieces to melted peanut butter mixture so they melt a little. Begin adding cereal and stir to coat. Once all of the cereal is added, the mixture will still be very gooey. That is how I think it is most delicious, but if you would like a drier mixture, add more cereal.

Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, stirring to coat, until the cereal is completely coated. Puppy chow may be stored in a zipper bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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  1. I’m not into ghosts/vampire/zombies movies either, but if I were to watch them this mix of peanut butter and candy corn would be awesome to make Laura!

  2. What a great candy mix for Halloween-movie-watching! I have to be in the right mood for a scary movie, and prefer them ‘stupid-scary’ to just plain terrifying, but do enjoy them at this time of year!

  3. It’s been eons since I’ve seen a spooky movie! But it’s the right time of year for a marathon 🙂 And I’d be eating your wonderful puppy chow between screams!

  4. I love scary movies, my family is not a fan, but on Halloween is a necessity. Thank you for sharing

  5. We are a family divided on scary movies. But, we all love candy corn…especially me! Sounds yummy!

  6. What a fun Halloween treat! My kids would love making this.

  7. I love American Horror Story. This chow looks amazing. Yum!

  8. I’m so not into scary movies or TV shows. But I’m a fan of Halloween candy and treats like this candy corn puppy chow 🙂

  9. I don’t like scary movies, even at my age I still get nightmares. But I loved What Lies Beneath. At the end when Michelle Phiffer was in the water. Eck!!! Love your candy corn puppy chow. I haven’t tried the Jelly Belly Candy Corn, but I have the Starbursts and I love them! Awesome recipe!!

  10. Peanut butter and candy corn? I’m totally in!

  11. I think I could eat my weight in puppy chow. This looks dangerous! 🙂

  12. I am so not into scary movies. I am a giant wuss and I get zombie nightmares just from researching how to make zombie cupcakes, but surprisingly the books I love usually have more of a horror bent to them. This puppy chow is perfect for snacking while watching NOT scary Halloween movies. 😛

  13. Ive never had puppy chow before but need to try it asap. I love candy corn – had no idea Jelly Belly made it! This sounds awesome.

    • Megan, you have to try puppy chow. It’s great running fuel 🙂 Jelly Belly’s candy corn is great because it tastes better than most and it’s made in the US, almost none of what you see at Target and the like is. The same actually goes for jelly beans too.

  14. I don’t like scary movies that seem real…if they’re totally far out there and kind of even funny in a way, I can deal, but the second something happens that I could imagine actually happening in real life, I’m done! Haha. As for Halloween movies, I’m good with Hocus Pocus 🙂 I’ll munch on this puppy chow while I’m watching that over and over and over again

  15. I can’t watch spooky movies ever. They live on in my head and I can’t get them out!

  16. I have never made puppy chow but this recipe looks so good, I have to try it!! I adore Halloween but don’t like really scary movies either!!!

  17. Scary movies are not my thing either. But I do prefer suspense with just a little spookiness like The Sixth Sense. Paranormal, ghosts, etc is OK but zombies, gore, and evil clowns… umm NO! LOL Anyway, I’m having a horror movie marathon this weekend. I started last night. Second round of scary movies starts tonight. And I need this candy corn puppy chow to keep me company! 😛

  18. I don’t like scary movies either. But I do enjoy making Halloween treats! The Candy Corn Puppy Chow would be a delightfully festive treat for my sweet loving family, scrumptious!

  19. Great idea to put candy corn into puppy chow – double the addictiveness! This is a fun treat for all ages. 🙂

    I do love scary movies. I often chide myself for watching them late (because that’s the best time to watch them), because I end up staying up an extra half an hour to watch a late night talk show or something to take my mind off the movie ;O. And yes, Grimm is one of my favorite shows.

    • I always leave time for a happy show after I watch something scary or dramatic that I know will keep me up, and most of the time it works!

  20. This would be dangerous in my hands. Probably because it would disappear in like two seconds!

  21. Oh, boy, I can see how your puppy chow would be dangerously addictive, Laura. Yum!

    BTW Toy Story is more my speed, too =)

  22. Never made puppy chow before. I should – this looks most excellent. Thanks!

  23. I am all about the PB in this, its the perfect foil for the candy

  24. I can’t do scary movies either (and I LOOOVED Warm Bodies…which is adorable, not scary lol)

    This puppy chow is super adorable! Perfect treat for Halloween!

  25. Additive is what this sounds like.. I know I would love it.

    I hate scary or gory movies. Love suspenseful ones though.

  26. Laura,
    Thanks again for spoiling us with your yummy treats. We were fighting over the candy corn. I/we will always be open to sampling the tasty treats from your kitchen.
    thanks again,

  27. I can’t do scary movies anymore (I used to love them when I was in middle school) but I can definitely do puppy chow. By far one of my favorite treats! Thank you for sharing this candy corn version!

  28. I’m with you – not a big fan of scary movies. Maybe the older, sort of cheesy ones, but the new ones nowadays are too graphic and nightmare-inducing. Wow, I sound like I’m 75 years old.

    I haven’t had puppy chow in soooo long, and now I’m craving it! Great recipe, and beautiful photos!

  29. I just can’t watch scary movies, Laura. Alone or in groups. They tend to come back to haunt me in my dreams, or rather nightmares. Your puppy chow, on the other hand, is what sweet dreams are made of.

  30. I don’t care for scary movies either. The suspense/drama ones like The Sixth Sense are good though. None of that hacker Friday the 13th stuff. Now your puppy chow wouldn’t last long around here. Peanut butter snack paradise!!

  31. I used to love scary movies when I was young. But not anymore. Adulthood is scary enough! Love puppy chow and this candy corn version looks fabulous!

  32. This sounds good! A necessity for movie watching as you suggest. Thanks for sharing on #SundaySupper.

  33. You had me at candy corn!

  34. I’m with you…I’m so not into having nightmares, but I do love a good thriller! And a good bowl of puppy chow to accompany them. I would not be able to stop eating this!

  35. I don’t do ANY scary movies.
    Only happy movies.
    Never ever a scary movie. UGH

  36. Love the combination of peanut butter + puppy chow + candy corn! Perfect for the Fall and Halloween!

  37. I ADORE scary movies and shows – I can’t help it! 🙂 Id love to munch on this while watching something spooky!

  38. I definitely do not do scary movies … I hate them! I get nightmares and they totally freak me out lol. But puppy chow – now that I will definitely do! I haven’t made it in ages … probably because I blow through it way too fast!

  39. Oh this recipe sounds so good. Candy corn used to me my fave Halloween candy when I was little.

  40. I have a bunch of candy corn leftover, this would be perfect!


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