puppy chow recipe


todays edition: vegan puppy chow (muddy buddies)!

this recipe is perfect for @hislittlespace !


  • 9 cups rice chex
  • 2 cups dairy free chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter, or other nut butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. measure the chex into a very large bowl. measure the powdered sugar into a medium bowl and set aside
  2. in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, combine the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and coconut oil. microwave for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. stir until the mixture is completely smooth
  3. pour chocolate mixture oven the chex and carefully mix. be patient and try not to crush the cereal
  4. add the powdered sugar and gently stir again. continue mixing until all the cereal is covered. store in an airtight container at room temperate or in the freezer, enjoy!

There are lots of puppy chow mixes out there. I highly suggest going to  Pinterest and looking up puppy chow recipes. They have them in all kinds of flavors and occasions! I picked this one because it was a sweet and salty mix!

What you will need…

  • 6 cups rice checkered cereal, divided
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ⅛ cup butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate candies

What to do….

🐾 In Microwave safe bowl put in chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter. 

🐾Microwave for 1 min and stir until well mixed. (lf not smooth you can try to put it in for 10 more seconds)

🐾 Add in vanilla and stir once more.

🐾 Pour and mix with four cups of Chex mix. Stir gently until all the cereal is covered.

🐾 In large ziplock bag put in powder sugar. Add in the chocolate chex mix and shake until covered. 

🐾 Put this mix in a very large bowl and then add in your pretzels, peanuts, and chocolate candies (MnMs) 

Other options for add ins:


🐾Bits of Graham crackers or  graham treats (ex: Teddy grahams)

🐾Tiny andies mints

🐾 Reece’s pieces and mini cups (or large cups cut into bits)

🐾Broken apart oreos\

🐾 Sprinkles (Add these in with powdered sugar)

🐾 Gummies (Worms, bugs, berries)


I have never heard the term “Puppy Chow” (maybe I’m just an ignorant Brit) but chocolate & peanut butter NEVER FAILS.

“Puppy Chow” Cookies

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
BTIEA: Puppy Chow (with a slightly revised recipe)

Have you had it? Chocolate and peanut butter coated cereal topped with powdered sugar? In the midwest it was a common treat found at Saturday sporting events, potlucks and (if you were super lucky) sleepovers. A few years ago I remembered how much I liked it and made it for a party at my boyfriend’s house. Needless to say, it was HUGELY popular and anyone who tasted it now literally begs me to bring it to the next party. And so I have made it…a lot. And I have eaten it…a lot.  And many of the people who didn’t have the pleasure of making it with their mumsies always ask me for the recipe so I thought I’d share it. 

While a quick internet search for the recipe will turn out many versions, (including the ones on the cereal box) I’ve jotted down the way I think it tastes best.  I hope you enjoy it and I encourage you to play around with it too, but I will warn you, once you make it for anyone, the cycle will begin. 


1 stick of butter (½ cup) 1 cup peanut butter 1 bag of chocolate chips (semi sweet) powdered sugar (no idea how much but you should have a lot ready at least 2 cups) 1 large box of rice or corn chex or crispex  gallon plastic bags to shake it up On stove, melt butter. Once butter is melted, add chocolate chips. Stir frequently and make sure your heat is not too high to avoid burning. Once the choc/butter is melted down add peanut butter and mix until it’s at a smooth consistency. Take off heat. Throw cereal in a bowl. Gently mix the choc in with cereal. You may have to do that in batches. Once the cereal is evenly coated, add about half to a plastic gallon bag. Add about ½ cup of powdered sugar. Seal bag and begin to shake. I like mine to be pretty white so you may need to add more powdered sugar if it’s not the consistency you want. Repeat with second batch. Serve.