This easy Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow is loaded with four kinds of Reese's goodness. It's the perfect no bake snack mix to share at game day parties or to munch on during movie night.
(photos and post updated January 2018)
It's official. Puppy chow is my new snack love! I made a batch of this sweet snack mix for the Super Bowl party we are headed to this afternoon, and it is amazing!!!
Let's talk puppy chow for a minute. No, it isn't really for puppies, even though that is what the name suggests. There have been so many comments all over Pinterest about how chocolate isn't good for dogs!
Hello!!! People read the ingredient list. Do you feed that stuff to your dogs? Because I don't. Well, unless she steals the bag of chow from the counter which could happen if we aren't careful. But I don't GIVE it to her. I have also seen it called Muddy Buddies, and to me that name isn't much better, because who eats mud. Right?
Whatever you call it, just call it good!!! I mean it's cereal coated in melty chocolate goodness and doused in a whole lot of powdered sugar. How could you not love the stuff?
Now I know that I just posted the Mocha Cappuccino Puppy Chow recipe on Thursday, and here I am with another puppy chow for you today. But in my defense, this Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow was way too good to wait any longer.
I just had to share it with you right away because I knew you would love it. I mean it has 4 different kinds of Reese's candy loving going on in it. You can see why I couldn't wait another day!
We are definitely a Reese's loving family. I mean have you seen these Reese's Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies or these Peanut Butter Cup Lava Cakes? Both of those desserts disappear within the first day after we make them.
This Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow can be ready to snack on in less than 10 minutes!
A quick and easy no bake dessert that is actually ready to eat in minutes is perfect for those last minute parties or snack attacks.
Here are some easy tips to remember when making this Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow:
- Stir together both cereals in a bowl that has a lid.
- Melt the white chocolate and stir in peanut butter until it is creamy. You can also use white chocolate chips if that's what you have on hand. You will need to add some shortening or coconut oil to help it melt better though.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the cereals. Make sure to gently stir it until every piece is covered.
- Sprinkle half of the powdered sugar on top of the mixture. Put the lid on the bowl and shake gently. You can also use a large ziplock bag to do this if you don't have a bowl with a lid.
- Open the bowl and add the rest of the sugar and shake again.
- Pour the mixture onto a large baking sheet and sprinkle with the candies. Let chill for a few minutes.
- Set out the bowl of snack mix and watch it disappear.
Did I say I was taking this to a party today??? I think I feel a cold coming on. Cough, cough. I better stay home and make it feel better with some Reese's peanut butter cup puppy chow!!!
(original photo from February 2013)
More easy snack mixes that are perfect for munching on:
- This Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn from Crazy for Crust would not last long in my hands. Yum!
- I'm totally craving this sweet and salty Nutty Caramel Snack Mix from Shugary Sweets!
- This Sweet and Salty Popcorn Snack Mix from Valerie's Kitchen combines my favorites into one awesome mix!
This looks too perfect! Is there anything that could be subbed for the melting chocolate? I can't get any here.
You can use 2 cups white chocolate chips if you are able to get those instead.
Just made it, turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome to hear that! Thank you for sharing...now go enjoy that puppy chow 🙂
I was also confused with the "vanilla melting chocolate" item..This should be corrected in the recipe immediately..If I had not read the comments I would not have known it was an error.
I'm sorry you were confused. It is all over the post and in the recipe that I used CandiQuik as the melting chocolate. I'm not sure how else to make it any more clear.
The only candiquick I can find is vanilla or chocolate. I can't find the white chocolate kind. Any good substitution??
Oh, the vanilla is the one I meant. Sorry about that...I will make sure to edit the recipe.
I know you questioned why this candy was named Puppy Chow. I can answer this for you. More than 30 years ago...Purina Puppy Chow was a square type puppy food covered with a white powdered milk coating. This is when this candy recipe was first developed. It was first named People Puppy Chow...to distinguis it from the dog food. So in the words of Paul Harvey "Now you have the rest of the story". This is my all time favorite snacking candy recipe! I can't wait to try your version.
I never knew that....thank you for sharing. It totally makes sense now!!!
This is so delicious but both times I made it, I got a sticky, clumpy mess. Any thoughts on making it more evenly coated so I don't get the big clumpy balls all melted together?
Hhhhmmmm you have me really curious because I have made a few times without it sticking together. Are you shaking on the powdered sugar right away while the chocolate is still wet? I had to work really quickly so the chocolate didn't set up before the powder had time to coat it. If you have a big enough plastic bag, put the whole mixture in there with half the powder in the bottom and then half the powder on the top! You will have to shake it really good to move the powder around. I hope that helps!!!
Its the mini pb cups...they are melting and making sticky clumps.
Maybe I should put them in the fridge for a day before I make it?
Ok, I never thought to ask how hot your chocolate is. If it is really hot, it will melt those peanut butter cups for sure. I would definitely either refrigerate or freeze them for a few hours before making the snack mix. My chocolate wasn't super hot, just melted. I did have to work really fast so it didn't set up before the powdered sugar was shaken on.
I need this in my life asap! I love all the Reese's in it. 🙂
Oh girl, the all the Reese's in this was so good! You do need this!!!
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I just adore that it's not just the addition of the peanut butter cups, but also the cereal AND the pieces, too!! Sounds so incredible, Jocelyn!! YUM.
This looks so good! Sharing on Twitter!
I made a puppy chow for the first time a few months ago and LOVED it. We love reeses pieces so much. This match would be perfect for us. I am going to try this soon. I'd love for you to share this at my party. http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/
Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife
This looks like a fabulous flavor combination and you have to love puppy chow!
Thank you! I am now completely smitten with puppy chow!!!
Oh my. I already have a problem with limiting my consumption of puppy chow and then you go and add Reese's to it!!
If you thought you had problems before, just wait until you have this! You won't be able to stop! It's the bomb!
ooooo totally drooling right now!!! I LOVE puppy chow and it looks great with those peanut butter things. Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays this week! Do you sew or know someone who does? I have a fabulous pattern sale (18 patterns for under $25) and giveaway going on right now.http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/sew-fab-e-pattern-sale-and-giveaway.html
Thank you Emily. Sorry I don't sew so well so I am of no help to you there!!
I must try this! Looks soooooo yummy...plus I really LOVE Reeses! 🙂
If you love Reese's, you will adore this puppy chow! But I'm warning you...you won't be able to stop!!!
sally @ sallys baking addiction
Jocelyn, you will never believe this but I made a peanut butter only puppy chow recently !! and with white chocolate!! that is too funny. 🙂 I love the addition of reese's puffs and reese's pieces too girl! this is so darn creative and I obviously would NOT be able to stop munching on it!
I just had a feeling either you or Nikki would be posting something so similar 🙂 This puppy chow was the most addictive one I have ever had...I think it is all the Reese's!!!
I've seen the light! I love that you made these ultra special by adding Reese's Puffs and PB cups!!
haha! I love that you saw the "light"! Reese's lights always make things better!!!