The holidays are here which means it’s once again time for Eat-a-pa-looza!
One of my favorite holiday indulgences is “Puppy Chow” (apparently also known as “muddy buddies”. ??‍♀️) Below is the recipe I use and instructions for quick and easy puppy chow.

A Word Of Warning

I endured a puppy chow hiatus, which lasted several years, after over indulging one weekend my freshman year of college. My girlfriend (now Sister-in-law {“Hi Haley”


?‍♀️}), counted down the days to the VHS release of Pearl Harbor, and bought it the moment it hit the shelves. We also gathered the ingredient for puppy chow, and binged on it for the duration of the film.

3 hours of handful after handful of the powdery goodness. By the time, we had recovered from “Danny’s demise”, there was nothing but sugary crumbs left in the bowl.

We. Were. So. Sick!!!!! For years, we would tease and ask each other if it was time for some puppy chow.


 And the answer was always NO.

But then, one glorious day I actually had a hankering for puppy chow! So I made it. I ate like 3 pieces to test the waters and was thrilled to find, I had recovered. A little over 10 years later and I once agin was able to enjoy one of my favorite “easy” treats.

So I share this recipe with a warning ⚠️!!!!

“Do not mindlessly consume in bulk. Grab a small handful and then come back for more, much later. It’s surprisingly rich and was meant to be eaten in moderation.”

Now, without further ado:

how to make puppy chow


  • 9 cups of rice Chex
  • 1.5 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5-2 cups of powdered sugar

Melt chocolate, peanut butter, and butter in sauté pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add vanilla. In a large bowl pour melted chocolate mixture over Chex. Using a spatula, fold together until Chex are all coated. Pour 1/2 the mixture into a gallon ziplock with 1/2 of the powdered sugar. Shake till your heart is content, then do the same with the remaining Chex. I do it in to steps because it allows room for the Chex and powdered sugar to really get to know each other.

Pro Tip: Put puppy chow in freezer to make it extra delicious.