Puppy Chow

Recipe By: Milk Bar

The seasons are changing, there’s a nip in the air, and you know what that means—it’s baking weather. And one of our favorite fall-time recipes, lovingly referred to as Muddy Buddies, fuses many things we’re totally obsessed with: chocolate, cereal, and imagination. This highly versatile recipe is perfect for any skill level and is our go-to for fun year-round, but we especially love it when our minds start thinking about candy 24/7, right around Halloween. Toss your puppy chow in seasonal sprinkles for a spooky vibe or swap in some of your favorite fall candies for a seasonal flavor story. Also, this yummy snack is known to be a huge crowd pleaser when it comes to trick or treat time—hello new favorite house on the block. Now let’s get started!
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Cook Time 2M
Total Time 5M

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Puppy Chow



In a large heat safe bowl, gently melt chips and spreadable thing in a microwave or double boiler until smooth.


Stir in butter, extract (optional) and salt.


Add cereal and stir vigorously until well coated.


Transfer to plastic bag along with outer coating, seal tight and party (toss in the air, dance around like a fool, whatever you’ve got to do) to coat the cereal fully in outer coating.


Freeze or refrigerate your creation for 10-15 minutes to seal each layer on top of another.


Crush by the handful, bag up for giveaways or store cold for up to 1 month.

Favorite combos:

-Kix + white chocolate + fluff + 10x and orange drink mix or zest

-Cornflakes + white chocolate + pistachio butter (see bake club day X) and lemon extract + 10x and lemon drink mix or zest

-Chex + white chocolate + raspberry jam + coconut and 10x

-Cocoa Puffs + semi sweet chocolate + fluff and vanilla extract coconut

-Chex + white chocolate + cookie butter and strawberry jam + 10x

-Cheerios + butterscotch + fluff + 10x and cinnamon

-Cheerios + white chocolate + pb and honey + 10x

-Cocoa Puffs + semi sweet chocolate + nutella and banana extract 10x and cocoa powder

-Chex + white chocolate + raspberry jam + yellow or lemon cake mix

-Cocoa Puffs + white chocolate + fluff and vanilla extract 10x and rainbow sprinkles and cocoa powder

-Pretzels + pb chips + pb and vanilla extract + 10x


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