Have you ever had Puppy Chow before? It might sound like the name of a dog food, but it is actually a tasty snack for humans. This Puppy Chow Recipe is super simple and perfect to make with kids. If your are still hungry after making these, try some of our Easy Snacks for Kids.
Why you'll love this puppy chow Chex recipe
Puppy Chow is made with any variety of Chex, chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar. The combination of these ingredients makes the flavor of this treat impossible to resist.
- rice Chex cereal
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- creamy peanut butter
- powdered sugar
How to make a puppy chow snack
To make this Puppy Chow recipe, pour 9 cups of Chex into a large bowl and set aside.
Then, combine chocolate chips, ½ cup peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals until the ingredients have melted.
Stir the ingredients until the mixture is smooth with a rubber spatula.
Pour the peanut butter mixture over the 9 cups rice Chex. Stir until the Chex is evenly coated.
Kids can help with the stirring provided the bowl is cool and they do not touch the peanut butter mixture, which can be hot.
Take two large zip-top bags and place ¾ cup of powdered sugar into each large zip-top bag.
Add the Chex to the bags, seal carefully, and shake, shake, shake! This is my kid's favorite part. Just make sure you have sealed the bag first or you will have a powdered sugar mess everywhere!
Pour the Chex onto a cookie sheet to allow it to set and harden.
Once it has set, it is ready to serve. Pour some into bowls or divide into goody bags for a party treat.
I love to serve this Puppy Chow at gathering, though if you do, keep in mind that it goes fast. You might want to make a double batch!
Puppy Chow Recipe
- 9 cups Chex
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, measure 9 cups of Chex. Set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter and vanilla. Microwave at 30 second intervals until melted.
- Stir smooth.
- Pour the peanut butter mix over the cereal. Stir until evenly coated.
- In two ziploc bags, divide up the powdered sugar (¾ cup in each bag). Add the cereal.
- Lay out on a cookie sheet to set.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutrition facts may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
Store puppy chow in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
If there are no peanut allergies, you can add a cup of peanuts to this recipe.
I can totally see myself munching on these while I binge watch Netflix!
I’m sold! I could snack on this deliciousness all day long!
Yum! I haven't had puppy chow in years, now I'm really craving some!
Yum! I have heard of puppy chow, but haven't actually tried making it myself yet. I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.