Recipes and Cooking Snacks Puppy Chow 4.0 (1) 1 Review 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) 626 Calories 34g Fat 92g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.