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Puppy Chow Brownies

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When life gives you puppy chow…you should totally make puppy chow brownies.

Served with warm, rich, hot fudge sauce.

And extra puppy chow on top.


Not quite sure why I never thought of this before. The heavenly peanut-butter-chocolate combination from the puppy chow paired perfectly with the fudge brownies. And the cereal gave each bite a surprise little crunch too. So crazy delicious. I’m pretty sure you should try these soon. :)

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Puppy Chow Brownies

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9-15 brownies 1x


Puppy chow meets brownies. Get ready!


  • 12 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups frozen puppychow (plus extra for serving)
  • hot fudge sauce (for serving)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 square baking pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat until melted. Add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Stir well. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Continue whisking while pouring the chocolate mixture into the bowl. Whisk until combined. Stir in the flour and frozen puppy chow until just combined. (Do not overbeat.)
  4. Pour batter into the previously prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack (preferably for at least 20 minutes). Then cut the brownies into squares or use a biscuit/cookie cutter to shape into circles. Plate each brownie, then top with hot fudge sauce and additional puppy chow. Serve immediately.


If you were in a pinch, you could also add this puppy chow to a boxed brownie mix. Just be sure to freeze it first so that the chocolate from the puppy chow doesn’t completely melt into the mix.

Brownies recipe adapted from GoodLife Eats

***Disclaimer: As I mentioned in my puppy chow recipe, please note that this recipe is NOT intended for consumption by dogs and puppies. In fact, chocolate is very harmful for dogs!***

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25 comments on “Puppy Chow Brownies”

  1. I am a puppy chow addict! I’ve gotta make these!

  2. Looks amazing! I love the added crunch!!

  3. These are amazing! I love puppy chow and brownies are always good! This is a very dangerous combination for me!

  4. Ali, puppy chow is my #1 favorite guilty pleasure… guilty because I can NEVER stop eating it!! What’s not to love? The addition of puppy chow to brownies is just sinful, in the best way ever. I love this recipe!

  5. Puppy chow is soooo addictive- haven’t made it since I was in high school! What have I been doing?! THis looks amazing.

  6. Your brownies are so inventive ~ I love that topping!

  7. Oh goodness, this is just genius! I haven’t had puppy chow in years!

  8. Totally drooling over that chocolate goodness!

  9. Oh dear! This is reviving my puppy chow addiction. I haven’t eaten it for years and my mouth is watering. I feel a puppy chow rush coming on!

  10. Are you trying to kill my diet? Geez! They look awesome, though!

  11. super creative and I love puppy chow – just made some a few weeks ago. Now you have my wheels turning!

  12. Wow – very impressed with this combo!

  13. This looks too good … yum!!

  14. Oh boy…these look like pure heaven!

  15. Ali…I love this recipe! I’m so intrigued by the puppy chow alone, I’ve bookmarked that recipe! What a perfect, sweet crunch to these beautiful brownies! : )

  16. AMAZING! We dont get puppy chow here – BUT the words brownies and hot fudge sauce…that is enough for me to NEED these!!!!! :)

  17. Ooooh I definitely need this for breakfast tomorrow morning!

  18. Okay, I definitely need to find out what puppy chow is. And I need to make something with hot fudge sauce! This looks amazing.

    I clicked on your puppy chow link – what! How have I missed this my entire life?

  19. My daughter (15) is a huge fan and maker of puppy chow – I’m going to share your recipe with her!! So happy we met this weekend! Dana

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