Lower Calorie Lower Sugar Human Puppy Chow

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I get cravings for this sometimes or for something sweet and chocolately like this, but I wanted to try something slightly better for me. You could try cutting out the oil/margarine altogether and maybe even the peanut butter. And you could experiment with other low-calorie cereals. I would guess plain puffed rice might be nice. This is basically the same as the regular recipe, but with slightly less chocolate, oil/margarine, and a powdered sugar alternative.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup olive oil or 14 cup margarine
  • 1 12 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 13 cup peanut butter
  • 9 cups Cheerios toasted oat cereal (Multi grain or other high-fiber cereal)
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar substitute (Splenda or 1/2 to 3/4 cup stevia might work, too)


  1. In a large sauce pan, melt chocolate chips with the peanut butter and add the olive oil/margarine.
  2. Stir until all is evenly distributed and all is completely melted.
  3. Measure out chex into a large bowl.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over chex and fold until all the chex are completely covered in the chocolate mixture.
  5. Mix the nonfat dry milk, cornstarch, and Splenda in a blender until it looks like powdered sugar. This is the "powdered sugar" in the following steps.
  6. Put the "powdered sugar" into large paper bag.
  7. Put chex into the bag with the "sugar" and shake until all chex are covered.
  8. Add more "sugar" as needed.