Puppy Chow

My brother-in-law, Kenny, was sick this past weekend. If there’s one thing I know about Kenny, besides the fact that he likes to purposely push my buttons, it’s that the lad loves puppy chow. Puppy chow, or sometimes called Muddy Buddies (?), is a chocolate and peanut butter Chex mix delight. It takes less than 15 minutes to throw together and it’s always a hit.

Kenny came over for dinner (and a round of Modern Warfare with Robert) and I sent him home with a bag of this mix. He seems to be on the mend and I’m chalking it up to the old puppy chow cure. 😉 Love ya, Ken!

Puppy Chow

Printable Version

Yield: 18 servings


  • 9 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Pour the Corn Chex cereal into a large bowl. Set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter, stirring after every 30 seconds until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour over the cereal and gently stir until all the cereal pieces have been coated.

Transfer the cereal mixture to a large food storage plastic bag. Carefully pour the powdered sugar in the bag. Seal the bag. Shake until all the pieces are covered.

Source: General Mills Corn Chex Cereal

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Lauren says:

    I featured your link on my Facebook Fan Page. Our puppy chow turned out great!


    1. Lolly says:

      So glad you liked it. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Brit says:

    I just made two batches of this for a bake sale tomorrow..and totally forgot the vanilla!! Lol oh well….it still tastes yummy 🙂 🙂

    1. Lolly says:

      Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Mary says:

    I had this last week at a picnic. I made this recipe and it did not taste the same at all? By mistake I added the vanilla in while melting the chocolate, peanut butter and butter. Also, I used generic products. Could this be why? P.S. I am not a very good cook but they tasted so good I had to give it a try!

    1. Lolly says:

      Hi Mary- it’s best to add the vanilla in at the end, but it shouldn’t make that big of a difference. I am guessing using generic chocolate chips may have been your problem. The generic version usually has a lower cocoa content and higher fat, which makes a poorer tasting product. Hope this helps!

      1. Mary says:

        Thanks Lolly, I’ll give it another try!

  4. Dinah Cotter says:

    Do u have to use chex or can u use another kind like life?

    1. Lolly says:

      You could definitely use life cereal of crispix. Those are good options as well. Good luck!

  5. Efficient Momma says:

    I’m currently making this. It looks so good! It’s for my son’s birthday party tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Lolly says:

      Wonderful! I hope you had a fun time at the birthday party. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. katbiggie says:

    Looks so yummy! I’ll be making this for my daughter’s snack to take to preschool tomorrow! Thanks!

    1. Lolly says:

      Great! I hope you and the kids like it. 🙂

  7. Connie says:

    Puppy chow is a cure for anthing. I think I’m going to have to make some for this winter storm coming at us. Thanks for taking care of our baby. Ha Ha

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