Puppy Chow Recipe

It seems when summer hits, my kids are asking for me to make puppy chow. Now, this is a recipe that I learned back in middle school in home economics. The recipe I use now is one that I’ve tweaked to how my family likes it. It’s pretty simple to make and both of my daughters know how to do it as well. I mean really, what’s not to love? There’s chocolate and peanut butter in it, so right there you already know it’s going to be a good thing. Anyway, here’s how I make Puppy Chow for my family. What’s a family recipe that you make every summer for your children?


Puppy Chow Recipe


9 cups Chex mix

1/4 cup butter

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter maybe a little more.

Powder sugar

Now, you can melt the choclate chips, peanut butter and butter in the microwave, or on the stove. I usually do mine in the microwave as it is faster. I just dump everything in a bowl and then melt it in 30 sec intervals until it is silky smooth. You have to watch it closely or it will burn. Then you want to get a big bowl out, and dump the chex in into it, and add the mixture. Stir all this up the best you can. You’ll want another big bowl with a lid or a big paper bag. Spray the inside of the bag with cooking spray and put some of the cereal inside, and then dump about a cup or more of powder sugar in. This is the fun part and where kids can help, pass it around and have them shake it up really good. Once the cereal is coated it is finished. Repeat this last process until all the cereal is coated. Store in an air tight container. It tastes so good that it won’t last long.