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Puppy Chow Mix Recipe

Puppy Chow Recipe

Pick up some specialty M&M’s from a candy store to make this Irish Puppy Chow mix – it’s delish!

Puppy Chow Ingredients

  • 9 cups, Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup, Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup, Butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Green and Yellow M&M’s

Puppy Chow Directions

  1. Measure the cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe medium bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter for 1 minute, then stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
  4. Pour the mixture of the cereal and gently mix until the cereal is all coated.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a 2-gallon ziplock bag and add the confectioner’s sugar. Seal the bag and shake until all the cereal is coated.
  6. Spread the cereal out onto the baking sheet to cool. Sprinkle the M&M’s throughout the cereal.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

To make this an Irish version, add 1 tsp Bailey’s Irish Cream as you microwave the wet ingredients.

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Puppy Chow Mix Recipe

Homemade Puppy Chow Recipe – quick dessert that is easy to make!

  • Author: Savings Lifestyle: Andrea

Ingredients

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  • 9 cups, Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup, Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup, Butter
  • 11/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Green and Yellow M&M’s

Instructions

  1. Measure the cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe medium bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter for 1 minute, then stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
  4. Pour the mixture of the cereal and gently mix until the cereal is all coated.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a 2-gallon ziplock bag and add the confectioner’s sugar. Seal the bag and shake until all the cereal is coated.
  6. Spread the cereal out onto the baking sheet to cool. Sprinkle the M&M’s throughout the cereal.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

2 Comments

  1. Beth on March 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Are there chocolate chips in the mix? or just for the melting? the pictures looks like there are chocolate chips in the finished product. thanks!

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on March 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Beth, no they aren’t in the mix. Those are the chocolate or brown M&M’s you are probably seeing.

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