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Puppy Chow Recipe

Easy Puppy Chow recipe just like you remember from childhood! This peanut butter and chocolate chex mix recipe is irresistible and so easy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 702kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 9 c. crispy rice cereal squares
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl add cereal and set aside.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter; add peanut butter and mix until smooth or in a microwavable bowl add chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave uncovered on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.
  • Stir vanilla extract into chocolate mixture. Pour over cereal in bowl. Stirring until evenly coated. Pour into a 2-gallon resealable food storage plastic bag.
  • Add powdered sugar into large plastic bag and shake until well coated.
  • Spread on waxed paper to cool completely.
  • Store in airtight container.



Here's a tip, line your measuring cup with saran wrap before measuring the peanut butter. It will slide right out with no messy clean up

Does Puppy Chow need to be refrigerated?

You can store Puppy Chow at room temperature for a few days, but you can also refrigerate it and it will last for up to a week.

Can you freeze Puppy Chow?

Yes, you can freeze it! Store it in an airtight container and pop it in the freezer. You can leave it out at room temperature to thaw it, but I know people who actually like it straight from the freezer!


Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 141g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1516IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 42mg