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the completed puppy chow recipe

Puppy Chow

Make this sweet and crunchy treat in a few minutes with just 5 ingredients!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 9 Cups
Calories: 371kcal


  • 12 ounces (340g) 1 box of Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 ½ cups (150g) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (250g) peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (224g) powdered sugar


  • Pour chex cereal into a large bowl. You want to have space to mix in the chocolate.
  • Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in about 30 seconds intervals until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour mix over the Chex cereal and gently mix so cereal is all coated. Let the chocolate cool for a few minutes but not to harden.
  • When cooled pour everything into a large ziplock bag followed by the powdered sugar and zip tight.
  • Shake the bag until the powdered sugar coats the cereal. Keep shaking, it will eventually all coat!
  • Transfer into the serving bowl and serve.


  • Make sure you use a large enough bowl to accommodate your Chex mix and everything else.
  • You can add more powdered sugar if you want it sweeter.
  • Make sure you get a big Ziploc bag as the mix will not fit in a smaller bag. Alternatively, you may need to get 2 smaller bags.
  • Watch for Sales –  Many stores offer sales on cereal and chocolate regularly. Look out for coupons or discounts on shopping apps. 
  • Buy Generic – Store-brand and other generic ingredients are an inexpensive alternatives.
  • Storage - keep in an airtight container for 5 days.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg