I look forward to Puppy Chow all year round; it really is one of my favorite parts of the holidays!

I remember making this with my parents and/or my brother a lot. It was even packaged in cute little bags and handed out to my elementary school teachers a a few times. It apparently didn’t hold such significance in Joseph’s childhood, as he still seems disgusted every time I call it “Puppy Chow.”

Puppy Chow:

Not to be confused with this:


This is all you need! Super easy.

Puppy Chow
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
½ teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Chex cereal
1 ½ cups powdered sugar

Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add vanilla. Stir well.

Place the cereal in a large bowl. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.

Coat with powdered sugar, sprinkling evenly over the cereal and tossing as you sprinkle to cover each piece well.

Alternatively, place cereal mixture in a gallon-size ziplock bag. Pour in powdered sugar, zip bag, and shake until covered. Done!


  1. It’s so ridiculously good, isn’t it? My daycare used to make it for snack, so it always brings me right back to being a little kid. That was back in the days of peanut butter being allowed to be in daycares though. It’s crazy how much things change in a matter of a decade or so.

  2. Alyssa Reply

    It’s incredible! One of the few things that tastes just as good as an adult as I remember it being as a kid. Now if only Christmas could be that fun again!

  3. Victoria McCoy Reply

    I just made three batches of it today for TeacherChristmasPresents/Snackin’! EAT IT! IT’LL PUT HAIR ON YOUR CHEST!

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