French toast puppy chow is a tasty sweet maple cinnamon snack mix that is perfect for munching. Like most muddy buddies style recipes, it is super easy and quick to make and tastes amazing.
If you are looking for a fun new flavor twist on puppy chow, you are in the right place. Much like a stack of delicious French toast, this recipe has maple and cinnamon flavors but in a fun cereal snack mix form.
Just a warning, I am going to use both the terms puppy chow and muddy buddies throughout this post. I think which name you call it might be regional, and I want everyone to feel at home.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the treat, puppy chow is not intended for dogs. It is usually cereal coated in a mixture of peanut butter and chocolate before being coated in powdered sugar.
It is said the visual appearance of puppy chow resembles kibble so that is where the name comes from. However it is definitely made for human consumption and is too delicious to share with your 4 legged friends and isn’t healthy for them so you should definitely avoid them getting into it.
More Flavors of Muddy Buddies
While the original muddy buddies or puppy chow recipe is tasty, it is fun to make different versions with other flavors. We have enjoyed many fun twists over the years.
Squirrel chow is a fun snack mix that includes white chocolate. Then we add peanuts and candy corn to make it extra fun!
Reindeer chow has dark chocolate and peppermint for a holiday feel. It is perfect for Christmas.
Brownie batter puppy chow is another great option. It is extra chocolaty and delicious.
Or make puppy chow popcorn. It is built on popcorn instead of cereal for a fun texture twistt.
Maple Cinnamon Goodness
Maple and cinnamon is one of our favorite flavor combinations. We love chewy maple cinnamon cookies, easy maple sticky buns and of course maple cinnamon granola is our all time favorite granola recipe.
So when dreaming up a new flavor combination for muddy buddies, it was inevitable that maple and cinnamon would be considered.
It was super easy to put together, so I hope you give it a try soon. Just melt together some white baking chips, peanut butter, maple syrup and cinnamon.
If you can’t have peanut butter you can easily sub in another nut butter. Almond butter or sun butter would be great options.
Once the mixture is melted, add a splash of maple extract if you have it. If you don’t have any, do worry it will still be good.
The extract just gives that extra flavor and aroma boost. Just wait until you smell it when you open the container of the finished product.
Now toss the cereal in the peanut butter mixture. We used a mix of corn and rice chex.
You could use one or the other. You can also use Crispix or anything similar.
Now put the coated cereal in a zippered plastic bag with powdered sugar and additional cinnamon. Then shake it until everything is covered in cinnamon powdered sugar goodness.
Spread the mix out on a sheet of wax paper or baking sheet and allow to set. One the chocolate coating is completely set, transfer to an airtight container for storage.
The puppy chow can be stored at room temperature for up to a week. But it is hard to stay out of it, so I doubt it will last that long!
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French Toast Puppy Chow
- 8 cups Chex cereal corn or rice
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon divided
- optional: 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Put peanut butter, white chips, maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a large microwave save bowl. Microwave in 20 second bursts, stirring between each, until you can stir the mixture smooth. Add maple extract if desired.½ cup creamy peanut butter, 1 cup white chocolate chips, ½ cup maple syrup, optional: 1 teaspoon maple extract
- Add the cereal and toss to coat.8 cups Chex cereal
- Put powdered sugar and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon in a gallon plastic bag. Add cereal. Close bag and shake until all cereal pieces are coated.2 cups powdered sugar
- Spread over a baking sheet or piece of wax paper to set.
- Store in an airtight container.