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Brownie Batter Puppy Chow

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That childhood favorite snack of yours just got an upgrade! Whether you call it puppy chow, muddy buddies or just plain good, you have to try this brownie batter version!

looking down at bowl of brownie batter muddy buddies ready to eat

Chocolate and peanut butter goodness is hard to beat. It is especially good when wrapped around crunchy cereal and made into a munchable mix. But instead of being coated in powdered sugar, this version is coated in brownie batter to make it extra good!

Puppy Chow is one of those childhood favorites that you just have to make every once in a while.  Crunchy, chocolaty, peanut buttery goodness that brings you right back to those carefree days.

It made an appearance at all of our sleepovers, movie nights.  It is still a must have for holidays, game nights or a special treat on a movie night. 

Of course it is the chocolate and peanut butter combo that make it so addictive, but it needs something to keep all of that candy coated cereal from sticking together.  

The traditional way to keep it separated is to shake it in a bunch of powdered sugar.  The chocolate sets and you get that goodness in individual pieces. 

bowl of chocolate and peanut butter brownie batter puppy chow ready for snacking

As delicious as puppy chow is any old way, sometimes it is fun to mix thing up a bit.  I thought it would be fun to make that favorite treat even more chocolaty.  What if you shake it in brownie mix instead of powdered sugar.

Mind blown?         I know, right?!

looking across a bowl of puppy chow coated in brownie batter

 It doesn’t get much easier or more delicious than that! But if you are looking for more snack mixes, here are a few you may love: 

  • peanut butter maple snack mix is a fun one. It is loaded with peanut butter, kissed with maple and has plenty of trail mix favorites mixed in.
  • classic oven baked chex mix is a savory favorite snack mix.  It is a perfect snack for a party, great for game day and more.
  • microwave caramel corn is a fun family favorite.  Finishing it in the microwave gives you that crunchy finish in a fraction of the time. 
  • peanut butter popcorn is another crunchy favorite. It adds a peanut butter flavor kick to caramel corn and it is super fun to snack on. 

 I won’t tie you up any longer.  Run to the kitchen.  Gather these ingredients. Make this ASAP.  You will thank yourself (and me!!) later.

Yield: 12 Servings

Brownie Batter Puppy Chow

bowl of chocolaty brownie butter muddy buddies ready to eat

Chocolate and peanut butter goodness is hard to beat. It is especially good when wrapped around crunchy cereal and made into a munchable mix. But instead of being coated in powdered sugar, this version is coated in brownie batter to make it extra good!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups brownie mix

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Start with 30 seconds, then stir and return to microwave in 15 second intervals being sure to stir between each until the chocolate is smooth.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until completely combined.
  3. Fold in cereal until well coated.
  4. Place in a gallon zip topped bag with the brownie mix and shake until coated. Allow to set up before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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That childhood favorite snack of yours just got an upgrade! Whether you call it puppy chow, muddy buddies or just plain good, you have to try this brownie batter version!
That childhood favorite snack of yours just got an upgrade! Whether you call it puppy chow, muddy buddies or just plain good, you have to try this brownie batter version!

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Tanta Penny

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

I'm a huge fan of Muddy Buddies/Puppy Chow. I make bake sale treats for my pastor's son and Chex type snacks sell very well but they must be nut-free:-(. Any idea what I can replace the peanut butter with and still get the smooth coverage?

Carlee

Sunday 7th of April 2019

You could use sunbutter instead. I believe sunflower seeds are allergy friendly. Otherwise for my reindeer chow, I used 1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil as the chocolate coating. It makes the chocolate a bit softer and more like the texture of the peanut butter version. Then you can toss in powdered sugar or brownie mix or whatever you'd like!

Unknown

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

Thanks

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 23rd of December 2016

I love regular puppy chow, and I probably love it too much. So, I know I would love this even more!!

Carlee

Saturday 24th of December 2016

It is dangerous...and wonderful!!

Frugal Hausfrau

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

Oh my gosh, Carlee, that sounds crazy good, you evil genius, you!! Love it!!! :)

Carlee

Saturday 24th of December 2016

It's terribly good ;-) Thanks!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Whaaat??? Brownie Batter puppy Chow....YUM!!!!!

Carlee

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

I know, right?!