Puppy Chow! A Delicious and Crunchy, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Snack (for humans) You’ll Love

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“Puppy Chow” aka Chocolate and Peanut Butter covered Chex cereal

“Puppy Chow, like… dog food?” Nope! It’s food for humans, although I’m not quite sure how this snack got its name.  Puppy Chow is near and dear to my heart. On our trips to visit family as a child, my aunt would make us this delicious snack. We loved it and always asked for more.

Years later, every time we see her, she has a box of Puppy Chow waiting for us… Yep! I’m in my thirties and still get Puppy Chow when I come to visit. It’s a great memory and something I still love.

So, on a recent visit with family, my sister joked that she hoped there would be Puppy Chow waiting for us. Lo and behold, when we arrived, guess what was sitting on the counter waiting for us?  Puppy Chow! Thanks, Auntie Pat! You just made our trip a whole lot sweeter… (pun intended!)  Who can’t resist chocolate and peanut butter melted on top of cereal???


Upon glance, a first timer may pass, but once you try it, you will be hooked. It’s like eating a small candy bar (like a crunchy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup). It’s sweet, salty. What more could you ask for?!

I took a stab at filming a video for the first time. When it’s ready I’ll be sure to share it. 😊

I made two flavors: one with semi-sweet chocolate and the other with white chocolate.

First, I gathered my ingredients – peanut butter, white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, powdered sugar, and Chex cereal.  I used the honey nut flavor here but the plain version will work as well. For the record, this is not a sponsored post, this is the cereal my Aunt has always used… and it’s tasty!


I melted the peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave at 20 second intervals, gave it a nice stir and repeated this process until completely melted.

Almost there…


Once the chocolate and peanut butter is completely melted and mixed together, I poured it onto the Chex cereal and stirred the contents until each piece is completely covered.

Then, I scooped it out of the bowl, spread it out evenly over a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and let it sit until the chocolate peanut butter coating hardens. (sometimes I put it in the refrigerator… this will quicken this process).  Lastly, I sprinkled the powdered sugar all over the chocolate peanut butter covered cereal, mixed it up and flipped it over until its completely covered.

Now it’s ready…I followed this same process for the white chocolate. Flavors can easily be adjusted to your liking: almond butter or cashew butter, dark chocolate or another fancy flavored chocolate. This is really all about preference here. You can even switch out the cereal for pretzels like I did below:

I stored it in an airtight container at room temperature, or in the fridge when it’s warm. And that’s all folks! A fun and easy sweet snack you can take anywhere… or leave for yourself. 🙂

So tell me, are you going to try it? What is your favorite childhood treat? Comment below.

Peace and Love!


Puppy Chow

Credit: Yasmin for BloomingAugust.com


1 cup semi-sweet chocolate (or another chocolate of your choice)

1/2 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)

1/4 cup of powdered sugar

2 cups Chex Cereal


  1. Melt chocolate and peanut butter at 20 second intervals in the microwave. Repeat until completely melted and mixed.
  2. Pour over Chex cereal and stir contents until completely covered.
  3.  Spread the chocolate peanut butter covered Chex cereal onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let it set until surface is solid.
  4.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and flip cereal around until it’s completely covered. Store in an air tight container.
  5. Lasts almost 2 weeks, or longer in the refrigerator. Enjoy now or save for later!


8 thoughts on “Puppy Chow! A Delicious and Crunchy, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Snack (for humans) You’ll Love

  1. vthomas4kids says:

    My aunt makes something similar
    We call it the mix!
    Puppy chow is more decadent
    But those memories of getting a bag of the mix during Xmas always made us feel the love from her
    I’m going to remind her it’s time to revisit that tradition!
    Thanks for the memories with the recipes

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