Caroline Wright

VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Chocolate Puppy Chow – Chex Mix

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Whether you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, this dish would be just as sweet by any name. This decadent mix gets a double dose of chocolate with the combination of chocolate chips and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 15 servings


12 cups (12-ounce box) unsweetened rice cereal, such as ChexTM Mix*
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

*You may also use their corn or wheat cereal varieties


1. Place cereal in a large heatproof bowl.

2. Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring to melt butter and peanut butter; stir in vanilla. Pour hot chocolate mixture over cereal, cover with a plate or another bowl, and shake to coat. Add sugar and shake to coat again.

3. Scatter cereal mixture over two wax-paper-lined baking sheets and set aside to cool. Store cereal in airtight containers up to 3 days.

This recipe was independently commissioned and recipe-tested by Peanut Butter & Co. Chex and Muddy Buddies are trademarks of General Mills Inc. Used with permission.

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VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Chocolate Puppy Chow – Chex Mix