Crunchy, sweet, salty ... healthy?! Yes, indeed. We gave this classic sweet treat, also called muddy buddies, a grown-up makeover using whole-grain cereal and dark chocolate. Dig in! Source:, October 2017

Hilary Meyer


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  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper or a nonstick baking mat. Place cereal in a large bowl.

  • Heat chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Add peanut butter and stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour the mixture over the cereal; gently stir until evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened, about 30 minutes.

  • Gently break the puppy chow into bite-size pieces. Place the confectioners' sugar in a fine-mesh sieve and sprinkle over the mixture. Toss to coat.


To make ahead: Store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; 9.3 g total fat; 4.1 g saturated fat; 103 mg sodium. 59 mg potassium; 28.7 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 3.5 g protein; 167 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 225 mcg folate; 33 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 13 mg magnesium; 13 g added sugar;

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You do not have a good recipe to make puppy chow because of the ingredients that should not be included. Vanilla extract causes the melted chocolate to harden. I tried making it twice thinking maybe I did something wrong. It is in fact your recipe. It does not make puppy chow possible to make. You need to remove vanilla extract from your recipe. Read More