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A close-up shot of vegan puppy chow, chocolate-covered cereal mixture, otherwise known as muddy buddies.

Christmas Puppy Chow

Looking for the perfect easy snack? This Christmas puppy chow is made with only five ingredients and a few minutes of your time. This kid-friendly snack is perfect for parties and get-togethers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 344kcal



  • Measure cereal and pour it into a large mixing bowl.
  • Place the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a pyrex measuring cup (microwave-safe bowl). Microwave for 1 minute, let it sit for 1 minute, then stir. If it's not melted, repeat in 30-second increments.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal. Gently stir until the cereal is evenly covered with the chocolate.
  • Transfer the chocolate-coated cereal to a large baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Sift some of the powdered sugar over it and then gently stir it some more. Repeat until all the powdered sugar is gone.
  • Refrigerate the pan to speed up the chocolate setting process.
  • To serve, arrange the puppy chow to a serving bowl.


Storage Tips: Transfer to a ziplock bag or airtight container and refrigerate for up to 10 days. Or it can be frozen for up to 2 months.
You can add mini pretzels to the mix.
There are some dairy-free M&M type candies these days, but the colors are limited and they may not offer green and red candies. Skittles make a great substitute or use your favorite green and red candies.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 9mg