Don’t be turned off by the name, this is not a post about homemade dog food! Whether you call it puppy chow, monkey munch, muddy buddies, or reindeer chow, you know this sweet treat is super addicting and a crowd pleaser. Puppy chow recipes usually consists of rice cereal (usually Chex cereal), melted chocolate mixture, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.
However, there are a ton of different flavors and varieties of puppy chow that are just as addicting! If you love puppy chow and want a fun snack to keep around house or to serve during the big game, check out these delicious recipes below.
1. Puppy Chow Recipe
This puppy chow recipe is super easy and only uses four ingredients. It also covers all the necessary components: you have your Chex cereal, melted semi-sweet chocolate chips (dark chocolate or milk chocolate works, too), peanut butter, and powdered sugar.
This recipe won’t last long! Find it here.
2. S’mores Puppy Chow
Chex cereal, Golden Graham cereal, and mini marshmallows are evenly coated in a peanut butter (or Nutella) and chocolate mixture, then transferred to a ziplock bag for a generous coating of powdered sugar. A decadent campfire treat for kids and adults! Here’s the recipe.
3. Funfetti Puppy Chow
Forget the birthday cake because this funfetti puppy chow is just as good. Evenly coat rice Chex cereal in melted white chocolate and toss in powdered sugar and sprinkles. You can also add in some vanilla extract and almond extract to the white chocolate for that extra hint of birthday cake flavor.
4. Cookies N’ Cream Muddy Buddies
I’m kind of obsessed with cookies n’ cream desserts, especially cookies n’ cream, so naturally my eyes lit up when I saw this recipe! Chex cereal is divided up and each half is coated in white chocolate and milk chocolate. It’s then tossed in a plastic bag with a crushed Oreo and powdered sugar mixture.
It’s pretty much the best of both worlds, right? Here’s the recipe.
5. Red Velvet Muddy Buddies
If you call something red velvet, it should probably be red right?! Well, by replacing dark chocolate chips with red candy melts will obviously give this puppy chow recipe that classic red color.
Festive and delicious, this recipe is sure to be a hit. Find it here.
6. Brownie Batter Puppy Chow
I’m kind of wondering where this recipe has been all my life because it’s pretty genius! You still have your Chex cereal coated in a chocolate/peanut butter mixture, but instead of being tossed in powdered sugar, brownie mix is used.
Don’t mind me while I make a batch for myself! Here’s the recipe.
7. Thin Mint Puppy Chow
Minty fresh and chocolaty, this thin mint puppy chow is perfect to bring along for your next camping trip or when your craving a late night snack. You can always make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container at room temperature.
8. Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies
I love this unique variation of puppy chow! Measure cereal and coat in a mixture of unsalted butter, white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and banana cream pudding mix. If you don’t want to use banana cream pudding mix, you can always try out lemon pudding mix.
Either way you have it, it’s going to be amazing! Here’s the recipe.