Recipe By Nicky
Published Jun 30th
Prep 5m Cook 5m Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 2 to 3 dozen Calories 89.6

This recipe can be served as an appetizer or dessert.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 9 cups crispy rice cereal squares
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate; add peanut butter and mix until smooth.
  2. 2 Remove from heat, add cereal and stir until coated.
  3. 3 Pour powdered sugar into large plastic bag, add coated cereal and shake until well coated. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 89.6
  • Carbohydrate 14.7 g
  • Fat 3.2 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 69.9 mg
  • Sugar 8.5 g


  1. Coming across this recipe brought a smile to my face and evoked years and years of delightful memories with my children--classroom treats sleepovers birthday parties...even finding pieces of Puppy Chow underneath their beds! This is a treat I'm sure that has pleased millions of kids and adults alike. The original recipe adds 1/4 cup of - Read more ...
  2. I reduced the amount of cereal to 8 cups, and added 1/4 cup butter and 1 tsp of vanilla to it. I cooled it slightly in the fridge before tossing with the powdered sugar so it doesn't absorb it so much...coats better with less. This is soooo adictive. I can't make it unless I know - Read more ...
  3. LOVE this recipe! I have found that using a paper grocery bag works better for coating the chow with the powdered sugar though. Just a little note.
  4. Really great! A few suggestions. I added half a stick of butter so that the chocolate mixture would be more fluid (thus, easier to spread). 9 cups was WAY too much cereal to coat each piece of cereal completely, so I'd go with 7 or 8. Really great otherwise =)
  5. Cute story to tell... I had a gathering and offered some Puppy Chow to 4 yr-old Anthony. He asked what was in it. I told him it was Chex cereal that had melted chocolate and peanut butter poured on it. Then it was tossed in powdered sugar. He says "Oh no... I couldn't possibly eat - Read more ...
  6. I love this recipe. The only thing that I would add is that you can microwave the chocolate peanut butter mixture instead of heating on the stove. It makes it much easier. Just microwave for a minute, stir, then microwave for 30 seconds. It works great. Remember to use a microwave safe bowl. Love the - Read more ...
  7. I made this with one full 16 oz. box of Rice Chex, a full bag of chocolate chips, and one cup of p/b. Because of this large quantity, I had to move the sauce from the saucepan to a very large bowl to stir everything. What an easy way to make delicious snacks for a - Read more ...
  8. I had made puppy chow before but with a different recipe. This recipe definitely needed more chocolate. I would recommend a 12 oz bag vs. 1 cup of chips. Using only 1 cup did not coat the cereal nearly enough to make the "puppy chow" consistency [the chex squares did not stick together]!
  9. I had always made this recipe with a stick of butter. I was surprised how tasty it came out with less fat! I did add extra peanut butter to make one cup(to have an even chocolate peanut butter taste.) and just stuck it all in the microwave to melt for a couple minutes.

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