25 Craves of Christmas

Dec. 9: Puppy Chow

Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow--the name may change but the love for this treat is the same wherever you go. This is a holiday snack you cannot miss out on. This is the perfect sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth and get you through the last few days of finals! Caution: Do not feed to to dogs :) (Courtesy of Chex)


  • 9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • 1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  • 2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  • 3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.