Puppy Chow Recipe

Easy and delicious, this addictive, sweet Easter Puppy Chow recipe is perfect for spring holidays! Swap out a few flavors and colors for a year round treat.

If you haven’t made homemade muddy buddies yet, you are missing out.

If you haven’t HEARD of it, well then, you must be living under a rock.

What is Puppy Chow

I believe it truly depends on the region you live, but in some areas people call this recipe Muddy Buddies…however I grew up calling it Puppy Chow!

Regardless of the name, it’s an addictive sweet treat, for adults and children.

Perfect for parties, you can change up the color and flavor of this Puppy Chow Recipe with just a few simple swaps!

How to Make Puppy Chow

In a double boiler, or microwave, melt white chocolate chips.

Measure out the rice Chex cereal into a large bowl. Pour melted white chocolate over the cereal and stir until evenly coated.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and mix until combined and cereal is coated evenly.

PRO TIP: You can also add the cereal to a ziploc bag after adding the white chocolate. Add the powdered sugar to the bag, zip closed, and shake!

Once fully coated, add in the mini marshmallows, marshmallow bits, and chocolate candies. Add sprinkles for a festive touch of color.

How do you use a double boiler

Take a small sauce pan and add in about an inch of water. Set over high until until it comes to a boil, the turn heat down to medium-low.

Set a metal mixing bowl on top of the sauce pan and add in white chocolate (to the empty pan on top). Stir until completely melted and smooth, this takes a couple minutes.

Remove from heat.

PRO TIP: White chocolate has a more consistent result when melted in a double boiler versus melting in the microwave.

How to Store Puppy Chow

Puppy chow will retain flavor and freshness for up to one week when stored in an airtight container (or ziploc bag).

This makes it the perfect party treat as it can be made in advance!

Substitutions

Original Muddy Buddies. Swap out the white chocolate for 1 cup of milk chocolate chips (or dark chocolate) and 1 cup of creamy peanut butter. Melt smooth and continue directions.

Chocolate Puppy Chow. Swap out the white chocolate for milk chocolate morsels.

Peanut Butter Puppy Chow. Swap out the white chocolate for peanut butter morsels.

Candies. Use any color or variety of flavored M&M’S for a unique treat. Add holiday sprinkles!

Peppermint Puppy Chow. Uses Andes Mints and candy canes!

Thin Mint Puppy Chow. No Girl Scout cookies needed for this recipe!

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Yield: 6 cups

Puppy Chow Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Easy and delicious, this addictive, sweet Easter Puppy Chow recipe is perfect for spring holidays! Swap out a few flavors and colors for a year round treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow bits
  • 1 cup pastel colored chocolate candies
  • sprinkles, optional

Instructions

    1. In a double boiler, or microwave, melt white chocolate chips. 
    2. Measure out the rice Chex cereal into a large bowl. Pour melted white chocolate over the cereal and stir until evenly coated.
    3. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and mix until combined and cereal is coated evenly.
    4. Once fully coated, add in the mini marshmallows, marshmallow bits, and chocolate candies. Add sprinkles for a festive touch of color.

Notes

You can also add the cereal to a ziploc bag after adding the white chocolate. Add the powdered sugar to the bag, zip closed, and shake!

Store in airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Sweet, addicting Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies Recipe. You’ll love this easy, spring Easter treat!

Aimee

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 28, 2020

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