Rating: 3 stars
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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!

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2017
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

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.
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Reviews (1)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2021
I have been making this for years with bittersweet chocolate and didn't know that I was being "healthy", I just prefer that kind of chocolate! I have never had a problem with the chocolate seizing after adding vanilla. Maybe try adding the vanilla to the peanut butter and then stirring it into the melted chocolate? Truly yummy stuff! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2018
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