Puppy Chow or Monkey Munch

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by strawberryjane

Kids love this and it makes a lot. I got this recipe from a friend of mine.

Top Review by run for your life

LOVE IT!!!! I've been making puppy chow on a fairly regular basis for longer than i'd like to admit:) A few tricks I've learned along the way; 1) instead of using a zip lock back, I put half or more of the powdered sugar in the bottom of a large plastic bowl -one with a lid- pour the chocolate cereal mixture on top and then sprinkle the remaining powdered sugar over that. Put the lid on and shake it up! No need to waste a zip lock bag every time you make it. I usually then store the chow in that same bowl, for the few minutes it lasts. 2) this is more of a preference but often I will put the puppy chow in the fridge for 15-20 minutes after making or before eating. Something about it being slightly cool tastes really good! Also, I think rice chex works best.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2129.31 ml Chex cereal (any kind)
  • 236.59 ml semi-sweet chocolate chips or 170.09 g semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 118.29 ml smooth peanut butter, melted
  • 59.14 ml butter, melted
  • 4.92-9.85 ml vanilla
  • 354.88 ml powdered sugar


  1. Measure cereal in large bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter for 1 minute on high.
  4. Stir.
  5. Cook for 30 seconds longer or until smooth.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until coated.
  8. Pour mixture into large Ziploc bag and add powdered sugar.
  9. Shake until well coated.
  10. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  11. Store in Ziploc bags or large sealed bowl.
  12. Recipe Note: It helps to add cereal mixture a little at a time if you only have small bags.

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