Go Back
+ servings
a blue detailed bowl against a dark surface overflowing with a puppy chow recipe
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Muddy Buddy Recipe

Call it Puppy Chow or call it Muddy Buddies, this is the addictive treat that everyone loves! Perfect for parties and great for gifting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muddy buddies, puppy chow
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 9 cups chex cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar divided


  • Add the cereal to a large bowl.
  • In a large measuring cup, melt the chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, and butter together on high for 1 minutes. Stir together. Stir in the vanilla extract and stir the mixture until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture over the cereal. Stir to combine. Use clean hands if necessary.
  • Pour the mixture into a clean plastic bag. Pour 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar over the mixture and shake to combine. If necessary add the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar into the bag and toss to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 29mg