Despite its name, puppy chow (or its cousin, muddy buddies) is a snack very much intended for human, not canine, consumption. It is, for many, a beloved treat for children and party snack for all ages. Although countless varieties exist, most people puppy chows contain the common ingredients of cereal, white chocolate and powdered (confectioner’s) sugar; additional sweet and salty ingredients (small candies, peanut butter and other snack foods such as pretzels, etc.) turn a plain puppy chow into one appropriate for a certain season, holiday or special occasion. This puppy chow recipe combines several classic sweet and salty Mexican elements to produce a snack mix that’s sure to be a hit north or south of any border. Don’t miss the list of possible alternate ingredients underneath the recipe, because once you’ve tried the basic version, you’ll want to continue to experiment with the vast world very mixable of sweet and salty flavors. *Asterisked Mexican ingredients are often available in a large supermarket; if that is not the case in your area, they are common in Mexican or Hispanic grocery stores, or can be obtained online.