These Cookie Butter Puppy Chow are made with Rice Chex, semisweet chocolate chips, Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough, vanilla extract, salted butter, and powdered sugar.
These can be called muddy buddies or puppy chow. This classic is a crowd favorite and very kid friendly. My nieces were so excited to make these with me because it didn’t require any cooking. They loved mixing the melted chocolate onto the Chex and mixing with a spoon as well as tossing the powdered sugar around. Talk about sugar high!
This is the most addicting snack you can ever make. This dish be thrown together in 15 minutes. This is perfect for Christmas parties.They are great for at home snacking or even giving away as gifts! Muddy buddies are also called puppy chow, monkey munch, reindeer chow, or doggy bag. Muddy Buddies get their name for their dog food looks.
What you will need
- Rice Chex: This is essential to making Muddy Buddies. I like to use the plain old rice Chex cereal that has the most neutral flavor. This way you can manipulate anyway you want.
- Chocolate Chips: Traditionally, puppy chow is made with chocolate chips. Feel free to mix it up anything that can melt well in the microwave. You can use white chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
- Sugar Cookie Dough: I wanted to put my own spin to this recipe by using cookie dough. Use edible cookie dough. You will melt the cookie dough with the chocolate chips. You can use sugar cookie dough or regular cookie dough for this kick.
- Vanilla: I love adding vanilla extract in my muddy buddies. I used the McCormick Vanilla Extract brand.
- Butter: Use salted butter for this to bring out the chocolate and sugary taste.
- Sugar: You will need powdered or confectioners’ sugar at the end of this recipe.
How to make Cookie Butter Puppy Chow
Add the Chex cereal in a large Ziplock bag or a large mixing bowl with a lid. Set aside.
In a microwavable bowl, add the chocolate chips, cookie dough, butter and vanilla and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave one minute longer. If necessary, add a tiny splash of water for a more liquid texture. Pour the mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Mix in the bag or lidded bowl.
Add powdered sugar and shake until well coated.