Classic Peanut Butter and Chocolate Puppy Chow

Classic Peanut Butter and Chocolate Puppy Chow

Y'all never fail to surprise us with how much you order Puppy Chow (AKA Muddy Buddies) when we have it on our meal delivery menu. You love it! And so do I. I totally appreciate that it does mess up a decent amount of dishes (and countertops), but maybe give it a whirl yourself next time you have a craving.

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Puppy Chow

A most classic take on snack time. Sure, there are dressed-up versions of puppy chow around the innerwebs, but we always come back to our first true love.

Servings: 18


  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins




  • 10 cups rice chex
  • 1 ⅔ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar


  1. Place cereal into a large bowl* and set aside. In a 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter uncovered on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for 30 more seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into a 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container.


We are fancy kitchen professionals, so we need to tell you to use a bowl and food-safe bag. In reality, nothing beats a paper or plastic bag start to finish for this activity. Feel free to skip the baking sheet step, too. Just don’t tell anyone we said that.

- Choose between corn Chex, rice Chex, wheat Chex, or chocolate Chex, or a combination of all the above.


- Be sure to check your cereal. Rice Chex is gluten-free, but other flavors may not be.


-Use an alternative butter.


-I haven’t tried it, but imagine sunflower butter would work just as well for this snack mix.