S’mores Puppy Chow

Smores Puppy Chow

The Story:

I’m sort of an odd ball.  Last summer when I was insanely busy writing my first book, (I may or may not have put it off for a little while so I only had 2 1/2 months to write, bake and photograph 80 recipes), I was so tired at the end of my days I didn’t want to drive the 25 minutes to see people I knew.  But I still wanted to do the fun summer outdoor things.  So what did I do?  I built a fire in our backyard.

By myself.

Who does that?

I do I guess and it was wonderful!  I would like to say I used my Girl Scout skills to start the fire, but I didn’t.  I don’ think being a GS taught me much other than the names of all the cookies.  But don’t you worry, Grandpa Hansen taught me well.  Three matches and the kindling you can find is all you get with him, and I have always stuck to that rule.  If you can’t start a fire with that, you have no business starting one at all.


S’mores Puppy Chow


6 C. rice Chex cereal
1 C. milk chocolate melts or chips
1/2 C. peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. brownie mix, from the box (or you can use a combination of powdered sugar and cocoa powder)
3 C. Golden Grahams
3 C. marshmallows


1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
2. In a microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
3. Pour over cereal and fold until covered.
4. Dump into a large plastic bag and add brownie mix, seal and shake until coated. (If you don't have a large plastic bag, pour brownie mix over cereal and stir well. Or you can use a pot with a lid to shake it in.)
5. Dump onto a cookie sheet and let cool.
6. Pour into a large bowl and mix with Golden Grahams and marshmallows.
Other Variations:
-You can omit the brownie mix and crush up graham crackers or golden grahams and use 1 C. of the crumbs to cover the melted chocolate.
-You can coat the marshmallows with melted chocolate as well!

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13 thoughts on “S’mores Puppy Chow

  1. 1
    Jessica says:

    Do you think this would taste ok without the peanut butter? We have someone with a nut allergy.

    • 1.1

      Yes! The peanut butter just helps to get the chocolate really smooth and runny for coating the chex. You can use 2 Tbsp. of butter in stead OR you can just use chocolate melts and those will work fine.

    • 1.2
      jennifer says:

      I made my first batch of puppy chow for my 12 year old niece with a peanut allergy. We substituted the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter but you can easily use any peanut spread alternative. The sunflower butter comes the closest to a roasted peanut taste.

  2. 2

    MM love puppy chow and smores so together must be fabulous!

  3. 3
    lagu galau says:

    thank you that is look so delicious.. and i love choco.. lagu galau

  4. 4
    Denise says:

    These look perfect for my daughter’s Clifford Bday party. She has a nut allergy so I will use Sunbutter instead of the peanut butter. Most brownie mixes are made in a facility that also processes tree nuts so I will have to do the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Any idea as to measurements for that? Thanks so much!

    • 4.1

      It just depends on how sweet or chocolatey you want it to be. I would add about 2 Tbsp. of cocoa powder for every cup of sugar! You can always add a little bit more after you shake!

    • 4.2

      Also for the sun butter… you can actually just add a little oil to Chocolate Chips (not melts) to get the chocolate a little smoother! I do that quite often to keep it nut-free!

  5. 5
    Robyn says:

    Quick question. Do the marshmallows get hard or chewy at all? I’ve put marshmallows in trail mix and they get hard.

  6. 6
    Kristen says:

    I made this last night and it was delicious but now today the golden graham’s are soggy/chewy. Any suggestions?

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