15 Minute Puppy Chow Recipe

Yields: About 10 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 9 cups Chex cereal (can be rice, corn, wheat, or a mix)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Large bowl
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Spatula
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc bag or similar
  • Wax paper or parchment paper


Prep: Line a baking sheet or large counter surface with wax paper or parchment paper. Measure out your Chex cereal and place it in a large bowl.

Melt the chocolate mixture: In the microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring thoroughly after each interval, until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Coat the cereal: Carefully pour the melted chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal. Use a spatula to gently stir and coat the cereal evenly.

Add powdered sugar: Transfer the coated cereal mix to the Ziploc bag. Add the powdered sugar, seal the bag tightly, and shake vigorously until the cereal is completely coated.

Cool and serve: Spread the powdered sugar-coated Puppy Chow onto the prepared wax paper or parchment paper. Allow it to cool and set for at least 15 minutes.

Enjoy and store: Once the Puppy Chow is set, you can enjoy it immediately! Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.


Variations: Get creative by using milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or a combination. You can even try sprinkles or mini M&Ms for a fun twist!

Make it festive: Adapt your Puppy Chow for holidays by using colored candy melts or themed sprinkles.

Double or triple the recipe: This recipe is easily scaled up for larger crowds or parties.


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