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4-Ingredient Puppy Chow (Small Batch Muddy Buddies)

5 from 3 votes
It doesn't matter if you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies, this is a quick and easy to make 4-ingredient snack! This is a small batch puppy chow recipe that's perfect for college students in a dorm who have limited means for cooking and baking.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups Chex cereal, Rice or Corn
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, up to ¾ cup


  • In a microwave safe bowl or mug, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter and heat in 30 second increments, stirring after each until melted and combined.
  • In a medium bowl, add your Chex cereal. Pour the melted peanut butter chocolate mixture over the top of the cereal, and stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour powdered sugar on top, then either use one of the following methods to coat and combine:
    - Cover bowl with lid (if it has one) and shake
    - Cover bowl with a similarly sized plate, hold tightly and shake
    - Transfer to a large resealable bag and shake
    - Use a spoon to stir to combine
  • Transfer to clean bowl or mug, and snack away - enjoy!


  • Can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Fits perfectly in 3 cup food storage container!


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 12mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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