No-Bake Cake Batter Puppy Chow Bars

Make your cookie tray special while saving time by making these easy no-bake bars. The sprinkles and vanilla-flavor candy coating give these sweet treats a tasty cake batter flair.

overhead view of Cake Batter Puppy Chow Bars dusted in powdered sugar
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
24 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 ounce vanilla-flavor candy coating (almond bark), chopped

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 10 ounce bag tiny marshmallows

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 7 cup bite-size original or vanilla-flavor rice square cereal

  • ½ cup rainbow nonpareil sprinkles

  • cup powdered sugar


  1. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Coat foil with cooking spray.

  2. In a 4- to 6-qt. pot melt almond bark and butter over medium-low, stirring constantly. Add marshmallows, vanilla, and almond extract. Cook and stir until marshmallows melt and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Add cereal and sprinkles; fold until evenly coated. Pour cereal mixture into prepared pan; press evenly with the back of a greased spoon. Let stand at least 1 hour.

  3. Use foil to lift out uncut bars. Cut into bars. Place powdered sugar in a large resealable plastic bag. Add bars, a few at a time, to bag; seal and shake to coat with powdered sugar.

To Store

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Cover and store at room temperature up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Folate, total 53.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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