Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

My kids are gonna flip when they see what I made for them today! They freak out over this yummy snack mix- it is so easy and I change it up with the add-ins, like today for the Chocolate Lover’s version of this classic Puppy Chow Snack Mix- also known as Muddy Buddy Mix- though I call an ice cream thingy a muddy-buddy, so to me this is always Puppy Chow Mix!

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Either way, I know you’ve had it, but maybe never made it. Let today be the day you decide to try this- it is so easy! Did I say that already? It is! Now…I have friends with kids that need gluten-fee or peanut-free- this is so adaptable to that!

For allergy substitutions, you can:

  • Substitute soy-nut, sunflower, or cookie butter for the peanut butter
  • Use peanut or dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Use the gluten-free cereal (most rice & corn are already, but certified gluten-free is available!)

See? You can have your Puppy Chow and eat it too! Joy!

Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Adapted from the Chex website recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (I use Imperial Powdered Sugar)
1/2 cup of baking cocoa
9 cups of any combination of rice, corn or wheat squares cereals (like Chex)
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (4 TBSP.) of butter
1/2 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 TBSP. pure vanilla extract
Optional toppers: candy coated chocolate candy (like M&M’s), chocolate sprinkles

One 2 gallon zip-top storage bag
parchment or wax paper

What you do:

  • Prepare a rimmed sheet pan, by lining with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
    Prepare a zip-top storage bag. Unzip and add in the 1 1/2 cups of Imperial Powdered Sugar and your 1/2 cup of cocoa. Mix together and set aside.
  • In a small pan, on low heat, slowly melt the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter until smooth when stirred. Turn off the heat. Add the vanilla. Stir.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spoon the chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir until coated.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared storage bag and close.
  • Shake until totally coated.
  • Spread out on the prepared pan. Shake on the optional items: sprinkles and candy.
  • Let cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

It’s kind of messy, but it comes together super easily!

Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

You won’t believe how easy this is. I know- it’s just cereal and peanut butter and sugar…but chocolate. Yes. It works-

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (I use Imperial Powdered Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of baking cocoa
  • 9 cups of any combination of rice, corn or wheat squares cereals (like Chex)
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (4 TBSP.) of butter
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 TBSP. pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppers: candy coated chocolate candy (like M&M's), chocolate sprinkles
  • One 2 gallon zip-top storage bag
  • parchment or wax paper

Instructions

  1. Prepare a rimmed sheet pan, by lining with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a zip-top storage bag. Unzip and add in the 1 1/2 cups of Imperial Powdered Sugar and your 1/2 cup of cocoa. Mix together and set aside.
  3. In a small pan, on low heat, slowly melt the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter until smooth when stirred. Turn off the heat. Add the vanilla. Stir.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, spoon the chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir until coated.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared storage bag and close.
  6. Shake until totally coated.
  7. Spread out on the prepared pan. Shake on the optional items: sprinkles and candy.
  8. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

I hope you enjoy!
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Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

  1. Wendy Klik

    I have never made muddy buddy/puppy chow. Every time I see it, I think I will make it for my next get together and then I forget about it. I am going to keep this recipe in the front of my mind for the holidays.

  2. Miz Helen

    We love Puppy Chow and your recipe looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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