There is nothing more addicting than this well-known Chex treat.
I’ve always called it Puppy Chow,
but when my kids were toddlers they got a little confused.
My oldest called it “dog bones”.
And my youngest called it “dog food”.
Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Maybe we should have gone with calling it Muddy Buddies.
I remember eating this by the cup fulls during high school musical practices,
and it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser even when it’s made allergy-safe.
This is an easy snack that can be made quickly,
without heating your oven.
And it has so many possibilities for allergy-friendliness.
ALLERGY-FRIENDLY PUPPY CHOW
To make it wheat-free for my father-in-law, I use rice Chex.
To make it peanut-free, use your favorite nut or seed butter.
And this is egg-free so my niece can enjoy it, too.
In addition, here’s a healthier version of Puppy Chow if you’re interested.
It replaces the powdered sugar with a healthier option.
Sometimes I can pull that one over on my family.
See this easy recipe below, it only takes about 20 minutes!
PUPPY CHOW DAIRY FREE
PUPPY CHOW INGREDIENTS
9 cups chex cereal
1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter or safe substitute
1/4 cup dairy-free butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cups powdered sugar
HOW TO MAKE PUPPY CHOW
Melt on low/medium heat 1 c. chocolate chips, 1/2 c. peanut butter (or substitute), and 1/4 c. dairy-free butter in a LARGE pot on the stove, keep stirring until melted.
Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 tsp. vanilla.
Pour 9 c. chex cereal into the chocolate mixture and stir gently until cereal is completely coated.
Let cool for about 10 minutes so it doesn’t soak in the powdered sugar which comes next.
Pour 1-1/2 c. powdered sugar over the chocolate covered cereal and toss again gently until fully coated.
Spread mixture evenly on wax paper and allow to cool.
Store in an airtight container.
Looks great in ball jars or festive holiday zip lock bags for gift-giving.
This was originally posted in March 2010.