Salted Chocolate Puppy Chow with Pretzels


  • 7 C. Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 1/2 C. chocolate chips use melts if you omit use peanut butter
  • 1/3 C. peanut butter smooth (optional)
  • 1 3/4 tsp. coarse salt more if desired
  • 1 1/2 C. brownie mix or 1 1/4 C. powdered sugar plus 1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 C. pretzels


  1. 1. Measure out Rice Chex into a large bowl.
  2. 2. In a microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate and peanut butter together and stir until smooth.
  3. 3. Pour over rice cereal and gently fold until coated.
  4. 4. Sprinkle salt over chocolatey cereal. (Taste a piece and add more if you want it stronger, but remember you're about to make it a lot sweeter with the brownie mix.)
  5. 5. Put brownie mix (or powdered sugar and cocoa) in a large plastic bag and then dump chocolatey cereal into it.
  6. 6. Shake, shake, shake!
  7. 7. Dump onto a cookie tray to cool.
  8. 8. Mix with pretzels for color and an extra salty crunch!

Recipe Notes

You can omit the peanut butter for allergies but make sure to use chocolate melts (the little disks of chocolate). They will melt down very smooth and thin so you can coat the cereal easily.