Puppy Chow Popcorn is a fun twist on a classic treat. Mix things up and use popcorn to make this puppy chow recipe with peanut butter and chocolate.

Puppy chow popcorn in a bowl.
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Puppy Chow Popcorn

This sweet snack mix is the perfect movie night treat. If you love Muddy Buddies, this popcorn puppy chow is a must try.

Instead of Chex Cereal, this recipe uses popcorn. It is so tasty and a great twist on traditional puppy chow.

You might also want to try more easy treats such as Brownie Puppy Chow, Puppy Chow Recipe and Funfetti puppy chow recipe.

What is puppy chow?

It is a delicious treat with chocolate, peanut butter and lots of powdered sugar. Traditionally, this is mixed together with cereal but this recipe uses popcorn instead of Chex.

This milk chocolate treat isn’t safe for dogs or intended for pets. It is just a fun name for an easy and tasty recipe.

Ingredients for Puppy chow popcorn.

Ingredients: 

  • Popped Popcorn (approximately 2 bags) 
  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Creamy Peanut Butter 
  • Butter 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Powdered Sugar 

How to make puppy chow popcorn:

  • Step 1 – Get out a large bowl. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and then set aside.  
  • Step 2 – Melt the chocolate and peanut butter. Combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a microwave safe bowl. 

    Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the mixture is melted and combined.  Then stir in the vanilla extract. 
  • Step 3 – Pour over the popcorn. Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the popcorn. Use a spatula to coat the popcorn in the chocolate mixture.  
Process photos of melting chocolate.
  • Step 4 – Pour the powdered sugar in a large zip lock bag.  Add the coated popcorn to the zip lock bag.  Seal and gently shake to coat the popcorn in the powdered sugar. 
  • Step 5 – Pour the popcorn on a baking sheet. Allow it to cool and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy! 

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Process photos of coating popcorn and cooling.

How to store:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

Puppy Chow popcorn tips:

  • Plain popcorn is best but if you only have buttered popcorn it is fine.
  • Feel free to use microwave popcorn or store bought popcorn.
  • Allow the mixture to cool on a baking sheet before storing. If it isn’t completely cool, the mixture will be messy in the container and hard to serve.
Puppy chow popcorn in a bowl.

Recipe Variations

  • Nutella. Instead of peanut butter, use ½ cup Nutella in this recipe.
  • Sprinkles. You can add an assortment of sprinkles to easily make this extra special. It is so fun for Game Day, Birthdays or holidays.
  • White Chocolate. Substitute white chocolate chips for milk chocolate. This is also really delicious.

    Feel free to also use food coloring if you need to tint this for any occasion. Pink would be so pretty for a baby shower.
  • Candy. Toss in a handful of M&M’s after the mixture has cooled for an extra treat and burst of color. Some tasty ideas include: M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, Rolo candies and more.
Puppy chow popcorn in a bowl.

Try this for the next movie night.

This recipe is easy enough to make for a quick snack. Instead of plain popcorn, try this fun recipe for Puppy Chow Popcorn. It is fabulous.

Each bite is so decadent and a real treat. I think you will absolutely love this yummy recipe.

Puppy chow popcorn in a bowl.

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Puppy Chow Popcorn

5 from 2 votes
Puppy Chow Popcorn is a fun twist on a classic treat. Mix things up and use popcorn to make this puppy chow recipe with peanut butter and chocolate.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 547

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the popcorn in a large bowl and then set aside.
  • Combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the mixture is melted and combined.  Then stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the popcorn and use a spatula to coat the popcorn in the chocolate mixture.

Pour the powdered sugar in a large zip lock bag.  Add the coated popcorn to the zip lock bag.  Seal and gently shake to coat the popcorn in the powdered sugar. 

  • Pour the popcorn on a baking sheet, allow it to cool and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 547kcal, Carbohydrates 74g, Protein 8g, Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 175mg, Potassium 162mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 60g, Vitamin A 325IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 49mg, Iron 1mg

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