Whether you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, this Easter snack will bring back all those good childhood memories and flavors!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, make sure you try this Key Lime Pie Cannoli Dip or this Edible Brownie Batter next!
Easy Puppy Chow Recipe
This is one of my favorite snacks because it reminds me of so many great snacking memories and holidays; it’s one of the easiest things to make in a pinch!
I’m also that girl who heads to the store the day after the holiday to pick up all the candy on mega sale, so I’m often making holiday sweet treats the following week.
With only a handful of super delicious ingredients, you can whip up a batch of Puppy Chow really quickly.
I love making it for Easter as a delicious treat. However, it is perfect for a crowed, party, holiday, as little favors, or to put into tins and give away as holiday gifts.
There is never a wrong time to make or eat it, so what are you waiting for?
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it only calls for a handful of ingredients and chances are, you have most of them in your pantry already!
Cereal: you will need about one box of plain Chex Cereal.
Pro tip: you can substitute with an off-brand name and even experiment with other flavors.
Wet ingredients: creamy peanut butter, butter, olive oil, and vanilla extract.
Dry ingredients: white chocolate chips and powdered sugar.
Easter toppings: to dress up your puppy chow for the holiday, you can add seasonal chocolate candy to the mix, like pastel M&M’s or Cadbury chocolate eggs. I used both in mine!
How To Make Puppy Chow
1. Place ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour the Chex Cereal and half the chocolate candy in a large bowl.
2. Melt ingredients. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, the peanut butter, butter, and olive oil.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave again in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth (mine took about a minute). Then mix in the vanilla extract.
3. Combine with cereal. Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the cereal and quickly stir to coat. Slowly pour the powdered sugar into the bowl and gently mix until everything is coated in sugar. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet to cool.
4. Transfer to serving bowl. Transfer the mixture into a serving bowl and add the remaining chocolate candy. Stir to combine. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Questions you may have:
Puppy Chow got its name because it resembles resembles dog food. However, this recipe is the furthest thing from dog food and tastes 100x better!
Note: Puppy Chow contains chocolate and is not safe for dogs or pets to eat.
Puppy Chow, also known as Muddy Buddies, is a really popular Midwest snack/treat. It’s made all year long, but it is very popular during the holidays.
Puppy Chow has a lot of other names like Muddy Buddies, Monkey Munch, and Reindeer Chow.
Yes! You can make and freeze it in an airtight container/bag for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat it, take it out and thaw at room temperature.
Yes! The original/plain Chex cereal is standard. However, you can substitute with flavored Chex like:
– Peanut Butter
– Honey Nut
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Easter Puppy Chow
- 10 cups Chex Cereal
- 1 1/2 cup seasonal chocolate candy, like pastel M&M's or Cadbury chocolate eggs
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1.5 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Pour the Chex Cereal and half the chocolate candy in a large bowl.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, white chocolate chips, butter, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave again in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth (mine took about a minute). Then mix in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the cereal and quickly stir to coat. Slowly pour the powdered sugar into the bowl and gently mix until everything is coated in sugar. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet to cool.
- Transfer the puppy chow into a serving bowl and add the remaining chocolate candy. Stir to combine. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to a week!
What a fun Easter recipe! My kids are definitely going to have a blast making and eating this! Thanks for sharing.
Yummy! My teens and hubby are going to absolutely love this recipe! I can’t wait to make this! So excited!
Oh what a fabulous idea as an Easter treat for the kiddies! My children will gobble these up!
These snacks are so yummy and fun to make! The little kids, teens, and adults all love this!
I love puppy chow, but this Easter version looks so fun! I will definitely be making it with the kids this week!