Sunday, September 11, 2011

Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies

Birthday parties, picnics, ziploc bags on a hike all had one thing in common in the 1990's: Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies).  This delicious mix is made from cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar.  It is fun and easy for kids to make (it involved shaking a large plastic bag for the easily entertained)!  So simple, easy and cheap.... but a flavor combination to die for. 

Everyone in my dorm was craving puppy chow and my lovely room-mates bought me some Krispix to make some for a late night snack.  It went fast.  Hands were diving. It was madness. 

Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies

Yields: 18 cups 
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes!
Cost: $$$$$

  • 1 box Krispix Cereal
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter together in microwave
  2. Add vanilla extract and stir until smooth
  3. Empty cereal into a large plastic zip bag
  4. Add chocolate mixture and shake until completely coated
  5. Add powdered sugar and shake until coated
  6. Empty onto a sheet tray to cool
  7. Serve in a large bowl



  1. No matter how many desserts I make in my life, puppy chow will always be one of my favorites!

  2. Me too! It's the nostalgia! Plus the addictiveness :/