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Puppy Chow Recipe
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Puppy Chow
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Puppy Chow

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Original recipe makes 2 to 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate; add peanut butter and mix until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat, add cereal and stir until coated.
  3. Pour powdered sugar into large plastic bag, add coated cereal and shake until well coated. Store in airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2007

I reduced the amount of cereal to 8 cups, and added 1/4 cup butter and 1 tsp of vanilla to it. I cooled it slightly in the fridge before tossing with the powdered sugar so it doesn't absorb it so much...coats better with less. This is soooo adictive. I can't make it unless I know there are people here to help me eat it or it's gone before I know it! ****Here's a tip, line your measuring cup with saran wrap before mesauring the peanut butter. It will slide right out with no messy clean up! I do this for all sticky ingredients (shortening, honey, pb, corn syrup) Works great!***

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2003

I had made puppy chow before but with a different recipe. This recipe definitely needed more chocolate. I would recommend a 12 oz bag vs. 1 cup of chips. Using only 1 cup did not coat the cereal nearly enough to make the "puppy chow" consistency [the chex squares did not stick together]!

Dec 28, 2003

I love this recipe. The only thing that I would add is that you can microwave the chocolate peanut butter mixture instead of heating on the stove. It makes it much easier. Just microwave for a minute, stir, then microwave for 30 seconds. It works great. Remember to use a microwave safe bowl. Love the recipe. Great snack for kids sleepovers and snacks at lunch.

Dec 31, 2003

Cute story to tell... I had a gathering and offered some Puppy Chow to 4 yr-old Anthony. He asked what was in it. I told him it was Chex cereal that had melted chocolate and peanut butter poured on it. Then it was tossed in powdered sugar. He says "Oh no... I couldn't possibly eat that." Thinking he was allergic to something I kind of freaked and asked why not. He put his little hand to his chest, took a step backwards and said "Because it sounds too delicious." FOUR YEARS OLD! Needless to say, I had to give the kid a hug. Anthony proceeded to gobble it up and even took a doggy bag (which he thought was hilarious) home for his brother.

Dec 15, 2003

I made this with one full 16 oz. box of Rice Chex, a full bag of chocolate chips, and one cup of p/b. Because of this large quantity, I had to move the sauce from the saucepan to a very large bowl to stir everything. What an easy way to make delicious snacks for a large group! And it's SOOO good!

Nov 22, 2006

Really great! A few suggestions. I added half a stick of butter so that the chocolate mixture would be more fluid (thus, easier to spread). 9 cups was WAY too much cereal to coat each piece of cereal completely, so I'd go with 7 or 8. Really great otherwise =)

Jan 17, 2008

Coming across this recipe brought a smile to my face and evoked years and years of delightful memories with my children--classroom treats, sleepovers, birthday parties...even finding pieces of Puppy Chow underneath their beds! This is a treat, I'm sure, that has pleased millions of kids and adults alike. The original recipe adds 1/4 cup of butter melted with the chocolate chips and peanut butter, in the microwave, for about a minute and a half, stirring after one minute. Then stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla. Once laid out on waxed paper, the challenge is to wait until the Puppy Chow (or Muddie Buddies) is cool before you start nibbling!

Nov 25, 2006

LOVE this recipe! I have found that using a paper grocery bag works better for coating the chow with the powdered sugar though. Just a little note.


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  • Calories
  • 90 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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