Recipes and Cooking Snacks Puppy Chow It's the go-to party snack everyone loves! By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 14, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Katlyn Moncada Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 12 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts 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. Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 614 Calories 34g Fat 90g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 613.8 % Daily Value * Total Fat 33.7g 43% Saturated Fat 19.9g 100% Cholesterol 5.1mg 2% Sodium 119.9mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 89.5g 33% Dietary Fiber 6.8g 24% Total Sugars 69.9g Protein 5.3g Vitamin D 0.4mcg 2% Vitamin C 2.5mg 13% Calcium 76mg 6% Iron 6.7mg 37% Potassium 409.8mg 9% Fatty acids, total trans 0.1g Vitamin D 16.7IU Alanine 0.2g Arginine 0.3g Ash 1.8g Aspartic acid 0.4g Caffeine 65.1mg Carotene, alpha 6.7mcg Choline, total 25.2mg Copper, Cu 0.8mg Cystine 0.1g Energy 2567.8kJ Fluoride, F 0.1mcg Folate, total 97mcg Glutamic acid 0.7g Glycine 0.2g Histidine 0.1g Isoleucine 0.2g Leucine 0.3g Lysine 0.2g Methionine 0g Magnesium, Mg 124.2mg Manganese, Mn 0.8mg Niacin 2.5mg Phosphorus, P 155.8mg Pantothenic acid 0.1mg Phenylalanine 0.2g Proline 0.2g Retinol 71.5mcg Selenium, Se 6.1mcg Serine 0.2g Starch 0.1g Theobromine 510.3mg Threonine 0.2g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.4mg Tryptophan 0.1g Tyrosine 0.2g Valine 0.3g Vitamin A, IU 267.4IU Vitamin A, RAE 73mcg Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 6.1mcg Water 1.6g Zinc, Zn 3.3mg *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.