Puppy Chow


It's the go-to party snack everyone loves!

close up of puppy chow with spoon

Katlyn Moncada

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
12 cups

Puppy chow is always a great go-to party snack. It requires just six ingredients, 15 minutes of time, and is super easy to make a big batch (and trust us, you'll need a big batch). Making this puppy chow recipe in a resealable plastic bag also helps keep the mess minimal while being portable to tote along to your next potluck or gathering. If the kids are helping make puppy chow, they can easily follow the instructions for melting the chocolate in the microwave.


  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 10 cups corn or rice cereal squares

  • 10-12 ounces chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup butter, cut up

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Pour the powdered sugar into a 2-gallon-size resealable plastic bag; set aside. Place cereal in an extra-large bowl. Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a medium saucepan. Heat and stir over low until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. 

  2. Drizzle chocolate mixture evenly over cereal, using a silicone spatula to toss and evenly coat cereal. Add the cereal mixture to bag with the powdered sugar. Seal bag leaving some air in it. Shake and turn the bag to coat cereal mixture with powdered sugar. Spread on a large tray or pan to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.

Microwave Option

Instead of using the stove top, place chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a medium bowl. Microwave on 100% power for 30 seconds. Stir mixture and continue microwaving in 15-second intervals until mixture is melted and smooth, stirring often. Stir in vanilla. Continue as directed in step 2. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

626 Calories
34g Fat
92g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 625.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34.3g 44%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 5.1mg 2%
Sodium 27.6mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 91.6g 33%
Dietary Fiber 7.7g 27%
Total Sugars 71.3g
Protein 6.5g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 17%
Calcium 36.2mg 3%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 519.6mg 11%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.1g
Vitamin D 0IU
Alanine 0.4g
Arginine 0.3g
Ash 1.8g
Aspartic acid 0.6g
Caffeine 65.1mg
Carotene, alpha 14.3mcg
Choline, total 41.6mg
Copper, Cu 0.8mg
Cystine 0.1g
Energy 2616.8kJ
Fluoride, F 0.1mcg
Folate, total 28mcg
Glutamic acid 1.1g
Glycine 0.3g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.3g
Leucine 0.5g
Lysine 0.3g
Methionine 0.1g
Magnesium, Mg 137mg
Manganese, Mn 0.9mg
Niacin 1.5mg
Phosphorus, P 187mg
Pantothenic acid 0.6mg
Phenylalanine 0.3g
Proline 0.4g
Retinol 15.9mcg
Selenium, Se 4.6mcg
Serine 0.3g
Starch 4.6g
Theobromine 510.3mg
Threonine 0.3g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.4mg
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.2g
Valine 0.4g
Vitamin A, IU 222.4IU
Vitamin A, RAE 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 6.3mcg
Water 46.8g
Zinc, Zn 2.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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