Easy Puppy Chow Recipe

Puppy Chow Aka Muddy Buddies is one of my favorite treats. It’s one of those desserts that I’ll keep saying to myself, “Just one more bite” as I continue to reach in the bag.

I love picking up this treat on a road trip, but it’s also really easy to make at home. I also love that you can make it festive for any holiday or occasion by adding sprinkles or colored chocolate candies, like M&Ms. This time around, I’m making it for Valentine’s Day.

If you need a last-minute treat for the special occasion, this is a perfect one because it doesn’t take a lot of time, ingredients, or money to make. It would be super cute to scoop this out into decorated baggies and give out to your Valentines.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 9 cups Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • Sprinkles of your choice


  1. Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a microwavable bowl.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until melted and creamy.
  3. Add vanilla and stir.
  4. In a large bowl or Ziploc container with a cover, pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Cover and shake until cereal is evenly coated.
  5. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cereal. Cover and shake until evenly coated.
  6. Add candies and sprinkles of your choice.
  7. Serve up in a bowl or divide into smaller treats!

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day Treat? Leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading!

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