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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: EatingWell.com, October 2017


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10 mins
40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1/3 cup
187 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 28.7g; dietary fiber 4.3g; sugars 12.6g; fat 9.3g; saturated fat 4.1g; vitamin a iu 166.7IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 224.5mcg; calcium 33.5mg; iron 4.8mg; magnesium 13.4mg; potassium 58.8mg; sodium 103.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 13g.

1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, 1/2 fat