Halloween Puppy Chow

The Story:

Sometimes the best treats aren’t very fancy.

Make sure to check out my updated version of this recipe:

Halloween Puppy Chow Take 2!


Halloween Puppy Chow

Yield: 18 Cups

Halloween Puppy Chow


Peanut Butter White Chocolate Puppy Chow:
9 C. rice cereal squares (Chex)
1 C. white chocolate chips or Melts
1/2 C. peanut butter, creamy
1/4 C. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
Peanut Butter Chocolate Puppy Chow:
9 C. rice cereal squares (Chex)
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C. peanut butter, creamy
1/4 C. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, optional
Peanut Butter Candies (Reese's Pieces)


1. Prep two cookie sheets by lining them with wax paper for an easy cleanup.
2. Peanut Butter White Chocolate: Measure out rice cereal and place in a large bowl.
3. In a small microwave proof bowl, put chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter.
4. Heat in the microwave and stir until smooth.
5. Stir in vanilla extract and then pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Stir to coat cereal.
6. Place powdered sugar in a ziplock back, dump cereal into bag, seal and shake until coated.
7. Dump cereal onto a cookie sheet, spread out and let cool for 20 minutes.
8. Peanut Butter Chocolate: Follow steps 2-7 but use your semi sweet chocolate chips instead. Also, add cocoa powder to powdered sugar.
9. After all cereal is cooled, mix together and add Peanut Butter Candies.

Make sure to check out my updated version of this recipe:

Halloween Puppy Chow Take 2!

More Halloween Treats:

Pumpkin Patch Whoopie Pies: using Pumpkin Cookies, Laffy Taffy and Tootsie Rolls

Pumpkin Patch Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Butterfinger Cupcakes

Pumpkin Butterfinger Cupcakes

Snickers Cupcakes

Snickers Cupcake

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Halloween Cupcakes


48 thoughts on “Halloween Puppy Chow

  1. 1

    What a great idea, I love the white and dark chocolate mix. You could probably add in different candies for the varying holidays, too! Pinned 🙂

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    amanda says:

    Looks yummy. Maybe add some peanuts or pretzels for crunch and salt! Or maybe candycorn? The options are endless.

  3. 3
    Becky says:

    YUM!!! I know these as Muddy Buddies…but this is an excellent way to make them holiday appropriate!!! Thanks!

  4. 4

    Sometimes, the treats don’t need to be very fancy. This would get devoured at my house!

  5. 5

    Looks awesome! I’m making it this weekend for a family get together!

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    Terri says:

    Looks so yummy!! Just pinned!

  9. 9

    I couldn’t wait to try this, so I made it the other day. Yum! I love the two different colors. I used Cinnamon Chex for the white chocolate pieces and that gives it a little extra lovely flavor. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    Zelda says:

    Looks wonderful! Any idea if it will work with natural peanut butter?

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    mariah says:

    Just made this! Made a HUGE batch! Pretty happy:)

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    Dee says:

    Hi! This sounds like a wonderful snack, especially for the holidays. Can you tell me the best way to store this recipe? Also, how long can it be stored?

    Thank You!

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    Rachel says:

    Hi! I just made this for the first time today. My first time, in fact, to ever make puppy chow. It is so good! I can’t wait to take this as little fall treats for my co-workers. Great recipe and super easy. Thanks!

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    We are going to make this to put in lil baggies for the Fireman at the station were my daughter girls scout troop meets as xmas thanks. I think I will add chocolate cover pretzels & mini marshmallows.

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    Patty says:

    Hi There!!

    I was wondering what app/program you use to add your text on your photos?

    Thank you in advance 🙂

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    Ann Williams says:

    This sounds great! I hope that you have given this person permission to use your photos without credit: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4683049014822&set=a.3890785088719.115142.1851755559&type=1

  27. 27

    I love the mix up between white chocolate and regular chocolate! I saw this on facebook, and could tell the person posting took it from somewhere else – so I searched you out 🙂 Thought you might want to know that it’s over there without giving credit to you…but I did leave a link in their comments back here for you.

  28. 28

    oh and I just saw that someone above me already gave you that link 🙂 Sorry people are so rude!

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    Miss Liss says:

    As long as this isn’t actually fed to dogs or puppies, what with chocolate being toxic to dogs.

    Finding this through Pinterest, there was no disclaimer that this refers to human food, and some people (myself included) might not know that “puppy chow” refers to a kind of snack mix.

    That said, recipe looks awesome and I’ll be trying it this Halloween (just not giving it to the pup)

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    Erin says:

    Definitely going to have to try a version of this! I love peanut butter and Reese’s!

  31. 31
    John says:

    Another embarrasing (in name) recipe. So cute! But how am I going to explain this one, to anyone to whom I serve it? I’m not sure anyone would listen to me give the obvious explanation.

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    Shannon says:

    Love your recipes just switched out the peanut butter for soy butter and now my lil guy can have some

    • 32.1

      Perfect! You can also always use chocolate “melts” (the little disks of chocolate meant for melting) instead of the chocolate chips and then omit the peanut butter all together! Use about 1/2 C. extra chocolate though.

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    Monica says:

    Just came across your blog today.. LOVE IT!!! Posted 3 recipes in Pinterest but my FAVORITE is the Peanut butter Puppy Chow.. Cute and I LOVE peanut butter!

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    Vanessa says:

    I love making puppy chow for my students. Because I like to save money I use almond bark instead of choc. chips. 1 pkg of bark can make two recipes. I also leave out the vanilla and butter. I’ve added nuts and pretzel pieces to the mixture before the 10x sugar.

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