SIMPLE Halloween Puppy Chow

How to make Halloween Puppy Chow

Puppy chow originated somewhere in the Midwest, so the story goes.  It is a bunch of delicious ingredients hitting all 3 of the snack requirements by law – salty, sweet and crunchy.

It begins with a combination of Chex cereal, mini peanut butter cups or Reese’s pieces, candy corn and whatever else you think fits the mental image of Halloween puppy chow.

In a bowl goes.  It is then bound together by a gooey, melted peanut butter and chocolate bond and then aggressively coated in powdered sugar.

Apparently it’s inherited the name ‘puppy chow’ due to it’s close resemblance to puppy food.  Ew!  We get it.  But this is every man, woman and childs dream snack, so did give it a go!

So how do you actually make Halloween puppy chow?

Step One – melt chocolate, peanut butter and butter together

How to make homemade Halloween puppy chow Step Two –  Add that deliciousness to the Chex cereal and combine. Halloween Muddy Buddies - a perfect blend of sweet, salt and crunchStep Three – Pour the cereal into a large Ziploc bag and give it a great big shake in powdered sugar.

How to make Halloween Muddy Buddies
All that’s left to do is to add some Halloween themed items like candy corn, edible eyes and anything else theme related to create hands down one of the most addictive snacks ever!

Halloween Puppy Chow in a bowl with candy corn, edible eyes, Reeses pieces

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How to make Halloween Puppy Chow

SIMPLE Halloween Puppy Chow

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7-8 cups 1x



Puppy Chow

  • 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Snack Mix

  • ½ cup mini peanut butter cups
  • ½ cup orange and black chocolate candy
  • ½ cup candy eyes
  • ½ cup candy corn


  1. Add cereal to large bowl.
  2. In a small microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Heat for 1 minute, and stir to combine until completely melted.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and stir to coat completely.
  4. Add powdered sugar to large resealable bag.
  5. Add cereal mixture to powdered sugar. Seal bag and toss to coat completely.
  6. Remove from bag and pour into large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.


  • Serving Size: 1


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SIMPLE Halloween Puppy Chow - a spooky, delicious addictive Chex mix snack #halloweensnacks #muddybuddies #puppychow

SIMPLE Halloween Puppy Chow - a spooky, delicious addictive Chex mix snack #halloweensnacks #muddybuddies #puppychow

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