Puppy Chow

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I’ve been trying to find new and different snack ideas for the kids, almost always their snacks are healthy, but sometimes it’s OK to have something a little naughty.  Puppy Chow, it’s such a funny name and when I told my friends about this recipe they had the funniest looks on their faces, but once they tried it they could understand my hype. Puppy chow is a chocolate based snack loved by many over in America and it’s a winner in our family too! As I mentioned above this is a sometimes food and the recipe below makes up a big batch which is great to share at a party or picnic.

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Puppy Chow

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins


  • 9 cups Crispix cereal
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melts
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups icing sugar


  1. Place the Crispix into a large bowl
  2. In a medium microwave safe bowl place the chocolate, peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract
  3. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds, stir. Repeat until mixture has completely melted
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the Crispix, mix with a spatula until all of the cereal is coated
  5. Spoon the icing sugar in a large zip lock bag. Place all of the chocolate mix into the zip lock bag, close and shake until all the cereal is coated in icing sugar
  6. Spread the mixture out onto a lined baking tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate and sugar to set
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks

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Anne November 13, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Ha ha – I love the name of this evil snack! I can already picture the horrified look on my husband’s face if I offered him up something called Puppy Chow….mind you he’d probably give it a go with nary a second thought – he’s often commented that the animal in our family eat better than we (humans) do……!

Jane November 17, 2013 - 5:54 AM

A great recipe – I can sub all organic products and still come away with a great snack! Thanks for sharing.

Cam November 28, 2013 - 8:35 PM

So I’ve been to woollies, Coles and IGA and can’t find crispix cereal. Any ideas where I can get it (in the west) or has anyone used another cereal? The shredded one maybe.

Snot's Mum December 3, 2013 - 5:49 PM

I can’t find it either 🙁

Linda August 18, 2015 - 12:27 AM

You could use Wheaties in Australia from Coles or woollies

Infoxicating Lady January 17, 2014 - 1:07 PM

It’s a shame it isn’t nut free – It’d be a great lunchbox treat, if only a few times a term!

Shonny November 14, 2014 - 9:55 AM

Love these – also can be made with Cherrios cereal too 🙂 Very Yum!


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