Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow Recipe

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Photo by: Marie Ellison

Puppy chow, reindeer chow, muddy buddies, the list of names for this yummy treat goes on and on! Whatever you call it, it is a classic and crowd pleaser! Below is the recipe for how I like to make my Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow. Leave a comment letting me know what you like to call it and what candy you like to add in!


12 oz chocolate chex cereal

1 c roasted, light salt peanuts

1.5 c powdered sugar

12 oz melting chocolate

1.5 c peanut butter chocolate chips

10 oz Reese's Pieces

7 oz mini Reese's cups (or 1 c of full size Reese's cups, chopped up)


Melt chocolate and 1 cup of the peanut butter chips

In a large bowl add chex cereal and peanuts. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and nuts, then add in the powdered sugar and mix thoroughly. Then cover a baking sheet or your counter with parchment paper and lay the cereal mixture out evenly and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes so the chocolate can harden.

Add back to the bowl, mix in Reese's pieces, Reese's cups, peanut butter chips, mix again and enjoy!

I store these in a large ziplock bag, but any airtight container will do! This is a great recipe to customize! You can add more candy, different types of candy, if you prefer more of a peanut butter taste you can add an extra cup of peanut butter chips to the melted mixture and a little less chocolate. Have fun with it and make it your own!

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