Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies)

Every week I try to have some sort of snack item in the apartment. Mostly for me because I crave foods all too often and running to the store 20x a week isn’t practical, ya know? So this week while I was scrolling through, “Easy Cookies” on Pinterest I came across Puppy Chow. I had forgotten all about this chocolate-peanut butter-powdered sugary-chex mix goodness.


There’s a lot of Puppy Chow Recipes floating around the internet these days. I found one that barely covered the Chex cereal. It was basically the cereal with a dusting of mixture. Not really my cup of tea. I just wanted the classic Puppy Chow that has tons of chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar.

It had been three years since I’ve had Puppy Chow. That’s just not okay. This needed to be fixed pronto. Luckily, we were going on our weekly grocery shopping run soon.


I found what I was looking for over at Show Me The Yummy.

Puppy Chow Recipe:

  • 1 box Rice Chex (12.8oz)
  • 1 bag chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 Cup peanut butter (or an overflowing 3/4 cup..)
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2-5 cups powdered sugar


  1. Pour the Chex into a very large bowl.
  2. Melt the butter, peanut butter and chocolate together in the microwave. Start with 60 seconds and then stir. If the chocolate isn’t fully melted yet continue microwaving in 30 second intervals, stirring well in between until chocolate is melted.
  3. Add the vanilla to the chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour the chocolate mix over the Chex. There’s multiple ways that you can stir it in. (stirring with a spatula, mixing in a clean garbage bag are some) I have fun memories of making Puppy Chow as a kid and mixing it with my hands. So, that’s how I do it and how I’ll teach our kiddos to do it.
  5. Lastly, pour in the powdered sugar. I didn’t even measure. Instead, I just kept pouring a bit in at a time and mixing it until I had the amount of powdered sugar I wanted. (which I must admit was a lot. I really like powdered sugar.)


There you have it, the classic Puppy Chow recipe! Or Muddy Buddies. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious. And really hard to set down once you take a piece.


Mrs.Hess, out.

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