Puppy Chow (a.k.a. “Muddy Buddies”)

January 19, 2010 by Ali

So after a few weeks of eating pretty healthy in the new decade, I totally caved to a craving this week. One of my friends had mentioned making puppy chow to enjoy with some friends for her pup’s first b-day party, and I couldn’t seem to get it off my mind.

So pretty sure I woke up on my morning off and whipped this up…before breakfast. And of course, enjoyed some of it…for breakfast. :) And enjoyed “chowing” on every bite. Yum.

For a classic like this, no revisions to the recipe needed. Just that yummy chocolate-PB-goodness, the crunch of Chex, and that fabulous powdered sugar that gets everywhere (and requires much licking of the fingers). And in case you’ve never heard of it before, it is just for humans, and not man’s best friend. As much as my little puppy sniffed and sniffed while I was making it, his little tummy would not appreciate it!

Anyway, cheers to an old classic! Enjoy!!

Puppy Chow (a.k.a. “Muddy Buddies”)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 9 cups

Ingredients

  • 9 cups corn, rice, or wheat Chex cereal (or a combination)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Method

Into a large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.

In a 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on "High" for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla (optional). Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.

Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well-coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container or bag in refrigerator.

***Please note that this recipe is for humans to enjoy only!!! Any form of chocolate is no good for pups. So buy them a fun little doggy treat to enjoy while you "chow" on this. :)

Recipe from Chex

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Ali’s Tip:

This is also good frozen as well!! A little extra crunch – still the same, great flavor! :)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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11 thoughts on “Puppy Chow (a.k.a. “Muddy Buddies”)

  1. That is certainly a really great point. I hadn’t thought of that

    - Linwood Blakely

  2. Squeee! In my family, this is a Christmas only staple. If we don’t have puppy chow, it ain’t Christmas yet. My mom and I made two huge batches of it in the beginning of December, and we ate about 85% of it. LOL

    - Mandie @ (roaring)mama

  3. Yum! One of my favorites… I am craving this now, so I think I’ll have to make some!

    - Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

  4. So addicting. I’ve never tried it frozen but then again, when does it last long enough for me to put it in the freezer? :)

    - Alex

  5. This is sooo insanely addicting and delicious! This is a staple at our house during the holidays.

    - Erica

  6. My sister LOVES puppy chow!!! I can’t wait to make it with her.

    - Lianne Nichols

  7. i love love love puppy chow! in fact i have all the ingredients at home but i’ve been holding out on making it because i know i will eat the majority of it in one sitting!!!

    - Natalie (The Sweets Life)

  8. These look very good, I am going to try and make these when I get off work today. I am not the baking/desert making type, but this looks simple enough and it has got the two most basic elements I love, chocolate and peanut butter.

    Thanks for sharing this!!!!

    - Scott in Wichita

  9. That looks like something I could really do some damage on. Tasty!

    - The Nervous Cook