Dec 14, 2011

Puppy Chow - A Christmas Snack Tradition

In yesterday's post I told you about our Advent calendar tradition. Well, one of the food-related doors we opened had a card for puppy chow. Have you had puppy chow? I'm sure just about everyone has. Have you made it? If not, the purpose of this post is to show you how easy it is. I'm pretty sure the recipe is quite standard but I've given it below in the event you don't feel like googling it.

Puppy Chow

Here's what you need:
9 cups - Crispix cereal
1 cup - chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate, not semi sweet)
1/2 cup - peanut butter
1 1/2 cups - powdered sugar

Ingredients for Puppy Chow

Don't you just love my festive measuring cups!? I do. Mom got them for me for holiday baking - thanks Mom!

Anyway, get a big pot - one that has high walls so you don't make a huge mess when you stir the cereal around - and melt the chocolate chips. Then add the peanut butter and stir until combined. Next, pour in the cereal and gently fold/stir until all the cereal is coated.

Get a big plastic bag, like a gallon bag or I just use a clean plastic shopping sack, and pour the powdered sugar in it. Then dump all the cereal in the bag, twist the top and give it a good several shakes, spins and rolls. Open it up and grab a couple warm little treats and eat them up. They are great with a glass of milk.

That's it! Once it's cooled, store in an airtight container our separate into little baggies and give as gifts.

Making Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow


  1. mmmm i love me some puppy chow! are you about to bake like crazy next week? I sure am. If you were close, we could be Christmas baking buddies. :)

  2. I've had puppy chow, but I haven't seen it since elementary school. I came home and told my mother (who isn't from the States) that our substitute teacher had given us puppy chow, and that was SO GOOD. At first she didn't believe me, and then was aghast that our teacher could feed dog food to small, unsuspecting children. ;)

  3. Oh, Lesley. I LOVE puppy chow, but I always forget about it. Thanks for posting this — think I'll make some for the holiday get-togethers over the next few days!

  4. I love giving my co-workers puppy chow for Chrismas... this year I plan to make some for my kids!!! Thanks for posting, I moved a couple of months ago and lost my cooking journal

  5. Your festive measuring cups look inaccurate.

  6. Lovely puppy chow. I would like to say thanks for this Christmas.


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