PUPPY CHOW (with a healthier, Valentine’s Day twist!)

Whether you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddy’s, this chocolate and peanut butter treat is sure to win over anyone’s love on Valentine’s Day!

Healthier Puppy Chow (with a Valentine’s Day twist)

warning: highly addictive!
Prep Time 20 mins


  • 7 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • In a large microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate and peanut butter. microwave until melted, stirring every 30 seconds
  • Once melted, stir in the salt and vanilla
  • Then add the cereal and stir carefully with a rubber spatula until evenly coated
  • Place in the fridge for five minutes to allow it to cool slightly
  • Meanwhile, add the freeze dried strawberries to a blender or food processor and lightly pulverize until it turns into a dust (you can leave some whole pieces too)
  • Place 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and a 1/4 cup of the strawberry powder into a gallon zip loc bag
  • Add half of the muddy buddy mixture into the bag, then another layer of powdered sugar and strawberry powder, and then the last of the puppy chow on top of that
  • Seal the bag, and shake until all the cereal pieces are evenly coated
  • Pour mix onto a parchment lined baking tray and place in the fridge to finish cooling completely
  • ENJOY (store in a air tight container in the fridge)
Course: Dessert

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