This chocolate recipe is one I’m sure many of you already have – and lots of you enjoy. In case you don’t, I thought I’d share my version! Since homemade puppy chow is one of my husband’s favorite Christmas treats, I wanted to share this puppy chow recipe (or muddy buddies as called by some).
There are so many variations of puppy chow – but they are all similar. Some recipes are made with Crispex and some are made with Chex. Some have more butter and some have less. They are all coated in powdered sugar and chocolate and all are delicious.
I took an evening and compared a couple versions with the official Chex recipe. I’ve tried many versions in the past but I think this recipe is the winner. This is the best recipe for puppy chow. My husband happily agrees.
Here’s my compilation recipe for Puppy Chow – and it only takes 5 ingredients!
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Puppy Chow Ingredients:
8 cups cereal (Chex or Crispex, whatever you prefer)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar (more or less as needed)
How to Make Puppy Chow:
In a microwave safe bowl, mix chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine. Microwave uncovered on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave in thirty second increments until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Line one clean plastic grocery inside another. It’s a frugal trick that saves you dishes.
Measure 8 cups of cereal into the bag. Pour chocolate mix over the cereal. Twist the bags closed and gently shake the bag to coat the cereal. Toss until the cereal is completely coated.
Pour powdered sugar over the chocolate-coated cereal. Twist the bags closed and shake until the cereal is covered with powdered sugar. Periodically open the bag and move cereal around to make sure all pieces of the cereal are covered.
Empty the cereal into a covered container. Store in the refrigerator (or freezer). You can serve this puppy chow straight from the fridge or freezer. Enjoy your delicious and simple sweet snack!
Additional Puppy Chow Notes:
Puppy chow stores best in the freezer. This keeps it fresh, and honestly? You can serve it straight from the freezer without any additional thawing.
I like to store my puppy chow in quart freezer bags like these, so I can easily take a smaller bag out of the freezer when we need a special treat.
Did you know you can actually buy some brands of semi-sweet chocolate chips on Amazon for cheaper than in the store? I always watch for sales on chocolate chips, because I bake a lot. BUT, if you are in a pinch for time or baking ingredients, I recently discovered that a bundle of 6 bags of Ghiradelli’s semi-sweet chocolate chips are a good deal on Amazon!
I hope you and your family enjoy this easy puppy chow recipe as much as we do!
If you like Chex recipes, be sure to check out my 12 Days of Chex-mas! You can easily use this recipe for one of your days!