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Simple Easter Puppy Chow Recipe

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A classic recipe dressed up for the season. Learn how to make this simple Easter puppy chow and a few ideas for sharing it this Spring.

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What is puppy chow

A sweet treat that’s easy to make. This simple recipe takes me back to the 90’s, maybe it’s been around longer, but the nostalgia is squarely in the 90’s for me.

My Mom was never a fan, but puppy chow was always served at my friend’s houses making it an extra special treat. It was a mystery to me, I never really knew what was in it. Only that it tasted amazing. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I started making it myself.

The recipe is simple, in fact, it can be found on the back of a box of Chex cereal!

Chex muddy buddies recipe on box

Puppy chow or muddy buddies is made with Chex cereal and the delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

The cereal is coated in melted chocolate and peanut butter then covered with powdered sugar, seriously what’s not to love.

Easter puppy chow close up

Easter Puppy Chow

This treat can be dressed up for any season or holiday including Easter. I picked up a bag of mini robin eggs chocolates and mixed them into the final bowl of puppy chow.

This adds fun Spring colors to a white treat. You could also use M&Ms in pastel colors or Cadbury chocolates with a candy coating.

For other holidays, add in colored candy and you have an instant seasonal treat.

Red and green M&Ms for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween. This could become your go-to snack for all holidays.

Easter Puppy chow in a bowl

How to serve puppy chow

Once you know how to make puppy chose, let’s talk about serving. My family likes to eat this right out of the big bowl, but it can be hard to stop at a serving. It’s best to portion out a cup and enjoy every last piece.

Dividing it up into small containers or zip bags and attaching labels is a cute way to distribute this snack to kids for Easter. It would make a nice addition to an Easter basket too.

Keep in mind, this snack does contain peanut butter so use caution with anyone who has a nut allergy. You can substitute sun butter or your favorite alternative to still enjoy this treat.

Easter puppy chow final

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Easter Puppy Chow

These are a few of my go-to products when making puppy chow or Easter muddy buddies.

  • Silicone spatula – the non stick, heat resistant properties make mixing really easy
  • Extra large mixing bowl
  • Gallon zip bags – check out these reusable options

Take a look at the full recipe and learn how to make your own Easter puppy chow.

Easter Puppy Chow

Easter Puppy Chow

Yield: 18
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A classic treat with an Easter twist.


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Mini Robin Eggs candy


  1. In a small saucepan combine semi-sweet chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter. Simmer and stir until all ingredients are melted and combined. puppy chow ingredients in a sauce pan
  2. Stir in vanilla extract. Add vanilla to puppy chow recipe
  3. Remove from heat and pour over Chex in a large bowl. Stir until all the cereal is evenly coated. puppy chow recipe process
  4. Transfer the coated cereal to a large zip bag and add powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake until the sugar completely covers the cereal. mix puppy chow in bag
  5. Pour the puppy chow onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool. Puppy chow on a baking sheet
  6. Once cool transfer to a bowl, discard the excess powdered sugar and mix in the mini robin eggs candy. Easter puppy chow final
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 5g

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Monday 21st of March 2022

This looks so yummy! I know it will be a hit at our house!!

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