Today’s chocolate recipe is one I’m sure many of you already have – and lots of you enjoy. Since it is one of my husband’s favorite treats, my chocolate series would be incomplete without sharing this recipe for Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies as called by some). In case you don’t, I thought I’d share my version!
There are so many variations – but they are all similar. Some recipes are made with Crispex and some are made with Chex. Some have more butter and some have less. They are all coated in powdered sugar and chocolate, and they are all delicious.
I took an evening and compared a couple versions with the official Chex recipe. I’ve tried many versions in the past and I think this is the one that is the winner. My husband happily agrees. Here’s my compilation for Puppy Chow.
8 cups cereal (Chex or Crispex, whatever you prefer)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar (more or less as needed)
In a microwave safe bowl, mix chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine. Microwave uncovered on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave in thirty second increments until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Line one clean plastic grocery inside another. It’s a frugal trick and one that saves you dishes.
Measure 8 cups of cereal into the bag. Pour chocolate mix over the cereal. Twist the bags closed and gently shake the bag to coat the cereal. Toss until the cereal is completely coated.
Pour powdered sugar over the chocolate-coated cereal. Twist the bags closed and shake until the cereal is covered. Periodically open the bag and move cereal around to make sure all pieces of the cereal are covered.
Empty the cereal into a covered container. Store in the refrigerator (or freezer). Enjoy your delicious and simple sweet snack!
For all the other chocolate recipes, click on the button image below to view the rest of the recipes from my 31 Days of Chocolate.