Puppy Chow Recipe That’s Really Tasty

Puppy Chow Recipes are great any time of the year. You can eat it as a snack, dessert, or even for breakfast if you really have a sweet tooth. You probably don’t want to do it every day, like maybe once in a while is fine but I’m pretty sure your teeth will fall out if you did it a lot. Either way, here’s a link to the fast version of the recipe and a list of what you’ll need to make it.

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What You’ll Need to Make It

What it isNameWhere to get it
Cookware2 very large bowls, one microwaveableAmazon
CookwareSpatulaAmazon
CookwareMixing spoonAmazon
CookwareMeasuring cups – 1 cup and 1/2 cupAmazon
CookwareMeasuring spoonsAmazon
CookwareBaking sheetAmazon
CookwareButter knifeAmazon
CookwareParchment paperAmazon
CookwareLarge plastic sealable containerAmazon
Ingredient9 Cups of Millville Rice SquaresAldi
Ingredient1 Cup of semi-sweet chocolate chipsAldi
Ingredient1/2 cup peanut butterAldi
Ingredient1/4 cup unsalted butter (about half a stick)Aldi
Ingredient1 teaspoon vanillaAldi
Ingredient1.5 cups powdered sugarAldi

Step One of The Puppy Chow Recipe

Grab one of your large bowls. This one that you’ll be putting the cereal in needs to be pretty big.

Next, get your cereal. You could probably use other types of square cereal for these like Wheat Chex, Chocolate Chex, or Corn Chex.

Cereal for puppy chow recipe

Get your 1 cup measuring cup next for this puppy chow recipe.

1 cup measuring cup

Measure out 9 cups of the Millville Rice Squares.

millville rice squares

Pour all of them into the big bowl like below.

rice squares in bowl for puppy chow recipe

Set the bowl aside once you’re done with that. My toaster was the perfect place to set it.

Millville cereal for puppy chow recipe

Following your Chex, grab a microwave safe bowl.

bowl

Then, get your 1 cup measuring cup again for this puppy chow recipe.

You’ll also need the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

semi-sweet chocolate chips for puppy chow recipe

Measure out 1 cup of those.

1 cup of chocolate chips measured out for puppy chow recipe

Dump Those into the Microwave Safe Bowl for this Puppy Chow Recipe

chocolate in a bowl

Following that, get 1/4 cup of unsalted butter. I had just the right amount in my fridge from the last thing I made.

butter

Dump that in with the chocolate.

puppy chow recipe chocolate and butter

After those are together in the bowl for this puppy chow recipe, grab the peanut butter.

peanut butter

You can pick any kind you want, but I figured that creamy was the best way to go. I’ve never heard of a puppy chow recipe that has chunky peanut butter in it, just sayin’. Get a butter knife, too.

butter knife

Also, grab a half cup measuring cup.

1/2 cup for puppy chow recipe

Get the peanut butter open and start scraping some out for this puppy chow recipe.

peanut butter

Fill up the measuring cup all the way.

peanut butter in measuring cup for puppy chow recipe

Once you have a 1/2 cup of peanut butter measured for the puppy chow recipe, scrape it out into the bowl with the chocolate chips and butter.

dump the peanut butter in

Make sure it’s all in there really well.

peanut butter chocolate and butter

Following that, microwave the ingredients on high for 1:15.

microwaving ingredients for puppy chow recipe

Once that’s out, grab a spoon.

spoon

Mix those three melted ingredients for the puppy chow recipe around really well.

It might take a minute or two to get everything blended well.

mixing chocolate and peanut butter

It’ll look like the picture below once it’s mixed well enough.

Once it’s mixed up, through the mixture for this puppy chow recipe back in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Following that, grab the vanilla.

vanilla

You’ll also need your measuring spoons.

measuring spoons

Measure out 1 teaspoon of vanilla and dump it into the chocolate mixture.

vanilla for puppy chow recipe

Stir all of that around really well.

stirring puppy chow recipe

Once that’s done, grab your bowl of Millville cereal that you set aside earlier.

bowl of Millville cereal

You’ll also need to line a baking sheet with parchment paper for this puppy chow recipe. It was force of habit, but I also added aluminum foil. Probably didn’t need that but whateva.

parchment paper baking sheet

Dump the cereal out on to the parchment paper.

cereal on baking sheet

Once that’s all there and spread out, grab the chocolate mixture. This puppy chow recipe is really about to come together!

chocolate

Spoon as much of that out into the cereal mix as you can.

cereal and chocolate mix

You may need a spatula to get all of it.

Scrape the remaining chocolate out of there and start spreading it around in the cereal.

chocolate

If you’re like me and having trouble mixing everything, don’t hesitate to dive in there with your (clean) hands and sort of knead the chocolate and cereal together. Putting on some plastic gloves wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

Once that chocolate is thoroughly mixed around, grab your powdered sugar.

powdered sugar

You’ll also need the 1 cup and 1/2 cup measuring cups. If you don’t feel like cleaning the peanut butter out of the 1/2 cup, do what I did and just eyeball the half-cup measurement using the full one.

measuring cup

Measure out 1 cup first for this puppy chow recipe.

powdered sugar for puppy chow recipe

Spread that as evenly as you can over the cereal/chocolate mixture.

adding powdered sugar to puppy chow recipe

Again, you may want to mix things around with the spatula a bit. You don’t want the powdered sugar clumping up on the top of the rest of it.

powdered sugar on chocolate cereal for puppy chow recipe

The spoon or your hands work pretty well, too for mixing things around.

puppy chow recipe almost finished

Once that’s mixed, it should look something like the picture below.

puppy chow recipe being mixed

Next, grab a large sealable container for this this puppy chow recipe.

large tupperware for puppy chow recipe

Start loading the mixture from the baking sheet into the container.

puppy chow recipe

Close it up and get ready to shake things around. This is the last step of mixing it up.

Once the container is firmly sealed, start mixing it around. Mix it really well.

puppy chow recipe

Once that’s done, you’ll be all set to enjoy some of this puppy chow recipe. It might be better after a little time in the fridge, but you’ll probably want to dig in and sample a little bit.

puppy chow recipe

These are really good for a snack, dessert or whatever. Bring some to the office if your remote work is ending, why not?

Here’s the short version of the recipe:

Notecard Version

Measure out 9 cups of the square cereal into a very large bowl
Measure out 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for 1:20, take it out and stir the mixture, then microwave for another 20 seconds.
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to chocolate mixture, stir around.
Dump cereal on to parchment paper-lined baking sheet, then dump the chocolate mixture into the cereal and mix everything around really well. After that’s mixed, dump 1.5 cups of powdered sugar into the chocolate/cereal mixture and mix all of that around really well.
Pour the entire mixture into a giant sealable container (at least 2-gallon). Seal it and mix everything around really well. Refrigerate until you’re ready to eat it.

Hope you liked my puppy chow recipe!

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Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.