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How To Make Homemade Puppy Chow

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Whether you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies, I got you covered on how to make homemade puppy chow. This recipe is a classic and so simple to make. You get the crunch from the corn cereal and the sweet from the melted peanut butter and chocolate that is then powder coated in sweet powdered sugar. In my opinion, this is a must-have treat, especially for the holiday season! I don’t box it in though, I make this recipe year round!How To Make Homemade Puppy Chow

6 Ingredients are all you need for that perfectly sweet and irresistible treat that pretty much no one can say no to. Great for feeding a crowd, bringing to a party or holiday gathering, or munching on as a midnight snack.

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How To Make Homemade Puppy Chow For An Irresistible Treat

The process of making puppy chow is really easy. Meltdown your chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a bowl. Once nice and creamy add in your vanilla and then stir in your Chex Mix cereal. Once well incorporated, toss in a sealable bag with powdered sugar and shake until all your cereal is coated in powdered sugar! Pour in a bowl and you are set for a sweet treat anytime you get the cravings.

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It is safe to say my love for sweets is undeniable. I can’t help it if you say chocolate or even peanut butter I perk up. Even on those days where I may not feel well, I still crave chocolate. I have to be really sick to resist the urge. Puppy Chow Chex or Muddy Buddies is a true weakness of mine. I try to resist it, but that sweet and crunch just lures me in every single time, and then I can’t stop munching.

I have found these Baggy Racks are A MUST HAVE for making puppy chow! You are able to sit your storage bag right on them so it holds your bag open as you pour in your Chex cereal. These racks are great for holding your bags for say soup, crock pot dump meals that you are prepping and more. If you don’t have these, consider it! They have been a huge blessing in helping me spill less when I try to pour items into my sandwich bags.  

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Ingredients For How to Make Homemade Puppy Chow

Instructions For How to Make Homemade Puppy Chow

  1. In a large bowl, measure 9 cups of Chex mix.  Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla.  Microwave at 30-second intervals until melted.
  3. Stir smooth.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal.  Stir until evenly coated.
  5. In two Ziploc bags, divide up the powdered sugar (¾ cup in each bag).  Add the cereal.
  6. Shake!
  7. Lay out on a cookie sheet to set.  
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    How to Make Homemade Puppy Chow

    Yield: 20 people
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

    Quick and easy classic puppy chow (aka Muddy Buddies) recipe that you can make to serve a crowd! This sweet and crunchy dessert is a must make. 

    Ingredients

    • 9 cups Chex Cereal
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
    • ¼ cup butter
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

    Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, measure 9 cups of Chex mix. Set aside.
    2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla. Microwave at 30-second intervals until melted.
    3. Stir smooth.
    4. Pour the peanut butter mix over the cereal. Stir until evenly coated.
    5. In two Ziploc bags, divide up the powdered sugar (¾ cup in each bag). Add the cereal.
    6. Shake!
    7. Lay out on a cookie sheet to set.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 20 Serving Size: .5 cup
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 3gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g
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Serve this anytime of year for one tasty treat that kids and adults will go bonkers for! Plus there are so many varieties of puppy chow these days, you can get creative. Add in some colored M&M’s for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, and the list goes on to give it that holiday feel.

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