Who doesn’t love Puppy Chow? Or maybe you grew up calling it Muddy Buddies, either way, this easy, quick and almost perfect snack hits all the high notes from just enough sweet to a creamy; peanut buttery chocolatey crunch!!! Basically, the perfect, okay downright IRRESISTABLE kinda snack!
How can something this good have a healthier version?
Never fear, I would never talk about one of my ALL-TIME favorite snacks/treats and NOT give you a healthier version that even your absolute toughest critics would ever know they were actually eating something healthier. This snack is great for on the go or snacking at home, to holiday or birthday parties to after-school treats this snack is truly a WIN-WIN for everyone!
This particular version of ‘Puppy Chow’ is not only EASY to make, and Amazingly delicious, BUT it’s also Dairy Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan…BUT still equally Delicious!! However, if you choose to go the traditional route, the recipe is very easy to swap out any ingredients and replace ingredients of your choice!!!
For my ingredients, I did choose organic and dairy-free options. By no means do you have to use these exact ingredients?
- 9 cups of Rice Cereal (basically 1 box)
- 2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips (or if you do not have a dairy issue use regular Chocolate chips)
- 2/3 cup Organic peanut butter
- ¼ cup Organic coconut oil
- 3-4 cups Organic powdered sugar (I like mine less messy and sweet)
- Measure out your rice cereal, dairy-free chocolate chips, peanut butter, coconut oil, and powdered sugar. Also, this would be a great time to get out a gallon sized plastic sealed bag. The bag is very useful when it comes time to evenly distribute the powdered sugar over every square!
- Make sure you have a large enough pan you can easily combine the melted chocolate, peanut butter, coconut oil, over the rice cereal.
- Add the 9 cups of rice cereal in the pan and try to make sure the chocolate and peanut butter are covering all the rice cereal.
- Taking small batches of the chocolate rice cereal I placed the mixture in the gallon sized bag and poured in small amounts of the powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake generously until the powdered sugar is covering the cereal. Repeat until you’re finished.
*You may want to start off will a lesser amount of the mixture in the plastic bags so you can evenly coat the rice cereal with powdered sugar.