Saturday, March 28, 2009

Puppy Chow

In light of our fabulous news about getting a puppy (please see my other blog for details), and the fact that I still have Chex cereal to use up, I decided to make Chex Muddy Buddies, otherwise known as Puppy Chow.  Does anyone else called it Puppy Chow?  Jerm looked at my like I had a second head when I asked him if he wanted me to make him some Puppy Chow...but that's what I've always called it.

This is a very simple and easy recipe, and it's one of my favorite sweet treats.  I do not make it very often because when I do I just want to eat it, but it's great every once in a while and excellent for get-together's.  The recipe is from the box/website of Chex cereal.  By the way, if you have some free time, check out the Chex website because they have a TON of great Chex mix recipes.  There is one with coconut and ginger that Jerm and I love.  Yummy!  So, next time you want a sweet chocolately snack, try this Puppy Chow.  Oh, and check out the substitution tip from the website....I'm definitely going to try that the next time I make this.







All mixed, pre powdered sugar.


Post powdered sugar and cooling. 

Chex Muddy Buddies a.k.a. Puppy Chow


  • 9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resalable food-storage plastic bag.
  5. Add powdered sugar.
  6. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Substitution:  Peanut butter and chocolate are a favorite flavor combo, but peanut butter lovers can substitute peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips to intensify that flavor.


  1. Oh how I love puppy chow! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. I call it Puppy Chow! And I call it Yummmmmmm!!

  3. I recently found out about chex muddy buddies but haven't made it yet as it looks like it will be WAY too addictive!

  4. I call it delicious! I could eat way too much of that!

  5. I haven't had that since I was a kid. Good memories!!

  6. Mmmmmm I love this stuff. I call it Puppy Chow, too! THough I've heard its also called Muddy Buddies or something like that... SO not as much fun as calling it Puppy Chow. :) I love the little "reactions" part of your blog by the way, cute!


  7. Ive seen this recipe and have been wanting to try it. Love the name! I think I will have to make it soon :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. lol! PUPPY CHOW! I can just imagine asking my friends, "hey, you want some puppy chow?" they'll probably think I was insulting them or something. but bet they'll forget it in a jiffy with one taste of this! it sounds perfectly crunchy and delicious!

  9. I'm always snacking on my Chex cereal :), I think it would disappear even faster if I put this snack recipe to use!

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