Mocha Cappuccino Puppy Chow

This fun puppy chow/muddy buddies has a fun mocha twist to it.  Be careful or you will eat the entire batch!

I blame this post entirely on my blog friends.  Puppy Chow has been popping up on Aimee’s, Sally’s, and Nikki’s blogs…so what’s a girl to do.  Obviously crave puppy chow like no other!

Want to know a little secret?

I have never made puppy chow.  Oh, I have eaten the good stuff, just never tried to do it myself.  After seeing so many yummy kinds on the web, I got inspired to make some right away.  And of course in true BruCrew fashion, it couldn’t be regular…I had to make it my own.   My kids were so excited when I told them I bought the ingredients to make this Mocha Cappuccino puppy chow.  Turns out they love this stuff too!!!  

This fun puppy chow/muddy buddies has a fun mocha twist to it.  Be careful or you will eat the entire batch!

I am kind of in love with the Jif Mocha Cappuccino spread…like “eat it out of the jar with a spoon” kind of love!   But today I melted it down with some chocolate chips and poured it over the cereal, then gave it a generous shake with some powdered sugar.  I found those little espresso cups at the Dollar Tree.  They have some fun little candies there, and you can’t beat the price.

Puppy chow is seriously so easy to make.  I’m not sure why I never made some before.  This won’t be the last time though.  You just can’t beat a no bake snack that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.

This fun puppy chow/muddy buddies has a fun mocha twist to it.  Be careful or you will eat the entire batch!

 Go ahead and make up a big batch of this Mocha Cappuccino Puppy Chow for all your friends this weekend.  It is the perfect sit and watch football and commercials kind of snack.  Although once you taste it, I’m not sure you will want to take it with you though.  You might want to hide in your closet just for you to munch on later!!!  I can’t seem to get enough of this good stuff!

Just be careful…this stuff packs quite a sugar rush if you consume a big bowl late at night.  Self control?  I have none…because I also ate some of this for breakfast today!!

This fun puppy chow/muddy buddies has a fun mocha twist to it.  Be careful or you will eat the entire batch!

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Mocha Cappuccino Puppy Chow

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 9 cups

Mocha Cappuccino Puppy Chow


9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Mocha Cappuccino Jif spread
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
1 bag Espresso candy cups (I found them at the Dollar Tree)


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, Mocha spread, and butter. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. The mixture will be very thick. Stir in the shortening and heat for another 30 seconds and stir.
  2. Place the cereal in a large bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture over the top and gently stir in. Place the powdered sugar in a plastic bag. Spoon the chex mixture into the bag. Shake until everything is coated. Spread out on a wax paper lined tray and let set. Sprinkle with the espresso cups. Store in a sealed container for a week. Makes 9 cups snack mix.


*Chocolate covered coffee beans would work if you cannot find the candy cups.

This fun puppy chow/muddy buddies has a fun mocha twist to it.  Be careful or you will eat the entire batch!

Here are a few more of our favorite snack mixes
that would be great for any parties.

Monster Cookie Dough Popcorn

Monster Cookie Dough Popcorn Munch

Sweet and Salty Trail Mix
Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

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  1. says

    I am in love with puppy chow. I’m hoping to get my hands on some Girl Scout cookies this year. Last year, I did a batch of Thin Mint Puppy Chow and I want to experiment with the other cookies :)

    the mocha and espresso sound so good. Om nom.

  2. says

    I have never heard of this Jif Mocha Cappuccino spread you speak of – I MUST try some! Have you used it in any other recipes? Your version of Puppy Chow sounds like the best (I’ve only had the original variety) so I’m pinning this to my Sweets board. Thanks so much for putting this out there!
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  3. Rebecca says

    Sounds awesome!! My motto is,” if puppy chow wasn’t a good breakfast choice, then it shouldn’t be made from cereal”. So no judgement here!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Forget the healthy eating and working out…you should definitely make some right away…it’s way more fun than workouts!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      haha thanks :-) You should definitely keep an eye out for these at the Dollar Tree. They have quite a few different candies there!!!

  4. says

    I haven’t had puppy chow in forever! Usually I just have the powdered sugar and peanut butter one. Never saw those espresso cups, but I love coffee, so I’ll have to hunt them down!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Part of me wishes I had never tried puppy chow…so addicting! The espresso cups make it so much more fun! Definitely check your local Dollar Tree for them!

  5. says

    Wow…this was amazing! It had been years since I had puppy chow and this brought it to a whole other level! Thank you for this amazing treat! I just started a food blog myself and am planning to post on your recipe and send my readers over in the next week or so! Love, love, loved this and will definitely be making it again in the future!
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