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Puppy Chow
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5 from 2 votes

Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow is a snacking favorite that has been passed down for years in my family.  It is a simple recipe that everyone absolutely loves!  Using peanut butter, chocolate, and rice cereal you can create an easy, no fuss, handheld snack that everyone will rave about! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Puppy Chow
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • cup  (168 g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½  cup  (129 g) creamy peanut butter
  • ¼  cup  (½ stick / 56 g) unsalted butter
  • teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • cups  Rice Chex cereal
  • cups  (250 g) confectioners' sugar


  • To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals and stir after each session. Continue until the mixture is smooth when stirred.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the cereal into a large mixing bowl. Add the chocolate mixture and gently stir until cereal is evenly coated. Pour the coated cereal into a large Ziploc bag.
  • Add the confectioners' sugar to the bag with the coated cereal. Seal the bag and shake until the cereal is well-coated. Spread on parchment paper or waxed paper. Let sit until cool and the chocolate is set.
  • Store the puppy chow in an airtight container on the counter or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.