Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A yummy snack that is a holiday tradition in our house!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels (1 cup)
  • 14 cup peanut butter
  • 12 cup dry roasted peanuts (optional)
  • 6 cups Crispix cereal or 6 cups other Rice Chex or 6 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate on HIGH for 1 minute.
  2. Stir and heat an additional 30 seconds at HIGH or until melted.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and peanuts.
  4. Gently stir in cereal, until well coated.
  5. Place powdered sugar in 2-gallon storage bag.
  6. Add cereal and close bag.
  7. Gently toss cereal mixture until well-coated.
  8. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
  9. Note: You can make this on the stove-top.
  10. Use a double boiler to melt chocolate, stirring constantly.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Stir in peanut butter and peanuts.
  13. Pour mixture over cereal and proceed with recipe.


Most Helpful

Always a favorite around here, we've been making it for years! I never include the nuts and I always use creamy peanut butter, but otherwise I've used several different cereals (depending on what's in the cupboard) with great success.

RSL August 12, 2010

Was glad to find this recipe after seeing it on the back of a Crispix box - I gave it a go this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed. I didn't include the optional nuts, although I did use chunky peanut butter. I'm particularly drawn to this version because it doesn't use any butter. What a yummy treat!

Brooke the Cook in WI March 16, 2009

This is a great snack. My kids love it. I have made it with different cereals (life, cheerios) and it is always good. I have heard this called "puppy chow" before as well.

Chef Mandy Sue October 20, 2008

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