Tasty Puppy Chow, also known as Muddy Buddies, is quite a flavorful sweet treat! Using crunchy Chex cereal, melted chocolate, and peanut butter…. the combination will have you hooked in no time!
Puppy Chow recipe
Growing up, my mom used to make this on occasion, and I would go NUTS! My most favorite combination is chocolate peanut butter, so this just screamed my name!
Some people prefer theirs warm, right when its finished and the chocolate is still melted. Surprisingly, I like to stick my batch in the refrigerator to firm up and then enjoy. Some pieces end up sticking together, forming clumps…which are my favorite! Also check out my Muddy Buddy Bars if you like bars!
The flavors combine into a treat that can be enjoyed anytime of the day!
Believe it or not, I actually had not made my Tasty Puppy Chow for several years. My son came downstairs the other day and randomly requested it. It brought the idea back up to me and of course, I grabbed the ingredients while at the store.
Within about 5 minutes, I had a batch completed and in the refrigerator! Quick, right?!
If you have a sweet tooth, or simply want to try a new recipe…give this a try! It’ll be a hit with the kids, family, and just about anyone that tries it!
Ingredients Needed for Tasty Puppy Chow
Chex Cereal- corn Chex cereal, feel free to get store brand
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter- creamy
How to make Puppy Chow
This recipe is incredibly simple to make. Follow the easy steps below and prepare for the ultimate sweet treat!
Melt- chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Add in vanilla extract.
Pour- chocolate mixture over Chex mix and carefully toss to coat.
Sprinkle- powdered sugar over chocolate coated cereal and toss to coat.
How to store
In my house, this stuff doesn’t last long! However, if yours does, don’t worry, here are some simple storage tips!
Room Temperature- store for up to 1 week
Freezer- in an airtight container for up to 2 months
Refrigerator- not recommended as it tends to get “soggy” in texture
Variations of Tasty Puppy Chow
Chocolate. I recommend using a dark or semi-sweet variety. In my opinion, making this Puppy Chow Recipe with milk chocolate makes it a bit too sweet. However, if you have a serious sweet tooth by all means use whatever chocolate you prefer.
Peanut Butter. You can substitute any nut or seed butter if you’re allergic to peanuts!
Add In’s. I’ve seen lots of people add M & M’s to theirs once done. Even mini marshmallows.
Bars. Prefer your puppy chow in convenient bars? No problem. Check THIS recipe out.
More Chocolate recipes to try
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Tasty Puppy Chow
- 9 cups corn Chex cereal
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Add Chex cereal to large bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
- Place small bowl in microwave and heat in 30 second increments until mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour chocolate evenly over cereal and carefully toss to coat thoroughly.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of coated cereal and toss to coat thoroughly.
- Place mixture into refrigerator to firm up a bit if desired, enjoy!