Puppy Chow Muddy Buddy

I finally got my Christmas shopping finished. I actually finished last week. It feels great to get that behind me and now I can sit back and enjoy the rest of the season. 

With my work schedule, I have to find time to get things done. I was off on Sunday so I was able to enjoy church again. My daughter came home and we spent the afternoon baking cookies and making treats to hand out to the neighbors. 

This year I will be handing out tins of “puppy chow”. It’s not really puppy chow but that what it’s called because of how it looks. If you buy it in the store, it is called Muddy Buddy.

It is made by coating chex cereal with a peanut butter and chocolate mixture then tossing it into powder sugar. It is absolutely delicious!

Incases you want the recipe, here it is.....

PUPPY CHOW (Muddy Buddy)
6 cups Chex rice cereal.
1/2 Cup peanut butter.
1 Cup chocolate chips.
1/4 Cup butter.
1 Teaspoon vanilla.
2 Cups powder sugar.

In microwave, melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter together on high for 30 seconds. 
Microwave 15 seconds at a time until mixture becomes smooth.
Stir in vanilla and pour over cereal mixture. Stir to coat. 
Pour into a 2 gallon resealable food storage bag or a container with a lid.
Shake until coated. 
Transfer into a serving container and add extras of your choice such as pretzels, marshmallows, M&Ms, or other candies.

I just added some Christmas colored M&Ms. 

We also made my favorite holiday cookie, “Pecan balls”. I filled a tin with those to take to work and we have a container of our own. 
I could eat my weight in those things. 


  1. Mmmm Christmas goodies!! Delicious! keep well Amanda x

  2. Sherry says she is moving in next door!!!!! LOL That does sound sweet & good. I know the neighbors will love it.
    Hope you are having the BEST Christmas season you can with this Virus mess.
    Sherry & jack down in a cool Florida

  3. it does looks delicious ㅠㅠㅠ Thanks for the recipe, can I use oven instead of microwave?

    1. I used the stove top but it was easy to burn

  4. How fun to bake with your daughter Lisa. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  5. It sounds like you're enjoying your holiday season Lisa!