Puppy Chow Recipe

Puppy Chow Recipe

Serves: 12 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Puppy Chow Recipe


  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6-7 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar


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WOW, is really the best description that comes to mind when thinking about these amazing muddy buddies, AKA puppy chow. There really is no comparison here. This takes snacking to a whole new level. The irresistible taste of chocolate mixed with peanut butter and sugar make this sweet treat next-level amazingness. With a perfect crunchy, yet soft texture you're sure to love.

What really sets the puppy chow apart from other sweet treats is the powdered sugar. It's just a different type of sweetness. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you simply have to try it to understand. It's not the same as plain old sugar, the flavor is incomparable. As a go-to favorite I would only share these with a crowd if you plan on making lots! Believe me after you make them once, you will have several requests for more! After trying them once, you'll know why. Be sure to make plenty at a time because it will last! Well, maybe....depending on how often you can resist snacking on them!

They will last up to one week in the fridge and even longer in the freezer. You can freeze them for up to a whopping two months. As far as ingredients go, you don't need many at all. Only 4 ingredients is all you need. Take that and 30 minutes of your time and you my friend, have a masterpiece in the making. Treat yourself to this one of a kind snack today. You deserve it!

  1. Melt peanut butter and chocolate together, either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  2. Next, add 3 cups of cereal to a large bowl. Pour 1 cup of your chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the cereal.
  3. Add 3 more cups of cereal to the bowl and then pour the rest of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture on top.
  4. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated. If there are pools of chocolate/peanut butter at the bottom of your bowl, add more cereal 1/4 cup at a time until all that deliciousness is coating your cereal. Remember we WANT clumps, so do NOT add too much cereal!
  5. Let the mixture cool slightly (I throw mine in the fridge or outside on my porch if it’s cold out). You do not want it to harden!
  6. Once your mixture is at or below room temperature, add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix until combined. Let cool for about 15 minutes.
  7. Add more powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until your cereal is coated to your satisfaction.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, if it lasts more than 0.3 seconds.