Puppy Chow-Original Recipe

Some call it Puppy Chow, others call it Muddy Buddies, but it’s all the same deliciousness! I grew up calling it Puppy Chow and was shocked to see that Chex Mix actually sells it in stores now! While the store brand is more convenient, the taste can’t compare to homemade. I recently made this for my husband’s summer mission trip debrief for a  group of teenagers. As the night ended they began asking if they could take some home with them! I was happy to give it all away, as that meant less of this incredibly addicting dessert would be lying around our home… I also knew my husband and… I watched my husband secretly store some away for us! 


  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of margarine
  • 7 1/2 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • Powdered Sugar


1. Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine together.

2. Pour Rice Chex into a double layered brown paper bag. Next, pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal. Fold the top of the bag down and shake/stir until all the cereal is coated. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.

3. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the cereal and shake well. Add more if needed and re-shake until all the cereal is coated in white.


  1. This is a great camping trip snack! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I totally forgot about this recipe! I haven’t made it in years – my kids will go crazy over it! Thanks so much for the reminder! And your right – nothing compares to homemade!

  3. I have been craving this! I love it best straight out of the freezer. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My husband has been suggesting I make this, and now I think I will! Have a wonderful day!

  5. I can’t believe they sell them in the store now! I haven’t made this in years and completely forgot about it. Now I have to make some! Which is good, because they’re good. But it’s also bad because I can eat them all! Thanks so much for sharing and reminding me about puppy chow! I would love if you shared at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-7/

  6. It IS addictive…our youth pastor calls it Christian Crack. :-)

  7. Deanna Lampier says:

    Soooooo delicious!!!


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