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puppy chow in a bowl

Puppy Chow {Muddy Buddies}

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Cooling Time 4 minutes
Servings 16 people


  • 12 oz box chex cereal (I typically prefer rice)
  • 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar


  • Place the chex into a large sealable bag so it is ready for the chocolate and peanut butter, set aside.
  • Place chocolate and peanut butter into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir. Microwave for 20 second intervals until the chocolate is smooth. Add the vanilla and stir. Allow the chocolate a minute to slightly cool.
  • Pour the chocolate over the chex, seal the bag, and gently shake to coat. Be very careful not to stir too vigorously because it will break the cereal. A few clumps of cereal is fine.
  • Before adding the powdered sugar make sure that the chocolate is not too hot. If it is still pretty warm allow it a minute or two with the bag open to cool. This will help the sugar not immediately be absorbed and will give a better powdered sugar coating.
  • Add the powdered sugar. Seal the bag and gently shake to coat.
  • Store in an air-tight container.