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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My 9th day of Giving consist of Puppy Chow

For those that is wondering dog food, it has another name but I know it as puppy chow.  I believe Chex actually calls it muddy buddies or something like that.  I love the stuff and “supposedly” Chex actually packaged it but I have yet to find them.  I have only seen it once and it was at my friends house.  My cravings took the better of me and I caved.  I got all the ingredients needed for it with the exception I used Almond butter instead of peanut butter.  We were trying to use up our almond butter. 

Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

(Adapted from Chex)

9 cups of Rice or Corn Chex

1 Cup of Semisweet Chocolate Chips (The Husband claims that dark chocolate is better)

1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter (Almond Butter for us)

1/3 Cup of Butter

1 Tsp of Vanilla

1 1/2 Cup of Powder Sugar (I normally go with enough to coat the mix)


  1. First melt together the chocolate, peanut butter, and butter in the microwave.  it is about 1  - 1/2 minutes on high.  Make sure you mix 1/2 way through melting the mix. 
  2. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  3. Place the Chex in a large bowl and pour the mixture over the Chex pieces. 
  4. Gently fold in the chocolate mixture to make sure all of the Chex is well coated.
  5. Take the covered Chex and place in a large (probably 2 gallon) zip lock bag and add the powder sugar.
  6. Shake well. 
  7. Spread over wax paper to dry and than Serve



I actually the almond butter but it is sweeter than the peanut version.  I would strongly suggest to use dark chocolate.  I love making this for Christmas gifts.  But we did find out something interesting, The Daughter is not allergic to almonds.  We thought she was allergic to all nuts but I have been slowly exposing her to things she is allergic to.  We found out when she snuck a piece.  We were watching her like a hawk and I had the Benadryl ready just in case.  Maybe I could actually have nuts in the house more than a day. 


  1. That's so funny that you posted this, I was JUST thinking about it yesterday! I love this stuff and can eat it by the handful. It's really dangerous.

  2. I haven't heard of these. They sound wonderful and yummy. I'll add the recipe to the list of 'to make soon'.:)

  3. I LOVE this idea. 12 days of giving? Joy next year I'll do this too. It will make it more fun and seem like a tradition.


  4. This is new to me also, great simple treat..will definitely try this=)

  5. Your almond version sounds great. Goog idea!

  6. oh I loooove puppy chow - this looks amazing!

  7. benadryl is going to help the daughter much when your exposures lead to anaphylaxis.