S’mores Puppy Chow has everything that you love about s’mores in a handy snack mix. This recipe is perfect for parties, movie night or just to surprise the kids.

Bowls of puppy chow ready to enjoy.
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Everyone loves S’mores and this recipe for Smores Puppy Chow does not disappoint. You get to enjoy everything you love about s’mores in a convenient puppy chow recipe. Make sure you check out all our Best Puppy Chow Recipes.

If you loved our traditional puppy chow recipe, this s’mores version will be a hit for sure. Our family also loves Puppy Chow Ice Cream.

Why We Love This Recipe

Puppy Chow is a snack mix that combines different ingredients. It can include Chex Mix Cereal, chocolate, peanut butter and then coated with powdered sugar.

There are many different variations of Puppy chow. You can add in candy depending on the holiday or celebration. It is an addicting sweet snack that is loved by all.

Do you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies?

This recipe goes by different names. We call it puppy chow but some call them muddy buddies.  What do you call it?

Regardless of names, this is one delicious treat and so easy to make. No matter what you grew up calling it, I have heard it called both puppy chow and muddy buddies.

Ingredients

Ingredients for S'mores Puppy Chow - Chex Cereal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, vanilla, mini marshmallows, golden grahams, chocolate.
  • Chex Cereal. Feel free to use rice or corn based on preference.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter. Creamy is suggested.
  • Chocolate Chips. I like to use semi sweet chocolate chips so it isn’t too sweet.
  • Vanilla Extract. Pure vanilla extract is best.
  • Mini Marshmallows. This is the perfect size.
  • Golden Grahams. This cereal gives you all the flavor!
  • Hershey Chocolate Bars. Cut into pieces.

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Variation and Substitutions

The best thing about this Puppy Chow recipe is you and change the ingredients to what you have on hand. Here are some of our favorite variations:

  • Toss in Mini Reese’s Cups
  • Add Chocolate Chips
  • M&M’s are always a fun addition
  • For an extra crunch add in Pretzels
  • Another fun idea to add is nuts.
  • Try puppy chow without powdered sugar 
  • Instead of Golden Grahams, you can break up graham crackers

How to Make S’mores Puppy Chow

Mixing bowl with chocolate chips and peanut butter.

Step 1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Microwave for 30 seconds on high.

Melted chocolate in bowl.

Step 2. Stir and heat until melted. Cook in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. My chocolate took about 60 seconds.

Melted chocolate poured over cereal.

Step 3. Next, add the melted ingredients to the cereal. Quickly stir to coat.

Powdered sugar in bag.

Step 4. Get out a one gallon ziplock bag. Pour ½ of the powdered sugar.

Cereal mixed together in bag.

Step 5. Then pour ½ of the coated cereal into the other gallon bag. Seal close and shake to coat the cereal. Follow this process in the 2nd bag as well.

Puppy Chow spread on baking sheet.

Step 6. Pour the mixture on the cookie sheet. Then allow to cool.

Cereal mixed on top of baking sheet.

Step 7. Once the puppy chow is coated with the powdered sugar, then add in s’mores ingredients. Sprinkle the golden grahams on top.

Mini marshmallows and Hershey pieces mixed into cereal.

Step 8. Add the mini marshmallows and Hershey pieces over the top. Then stir to combine all the ingredients together.

How to Serve Puppy Chow

We like to serve puppy chow in a big bowl, but you can also serve in cupcake liners. Puppy chow is also a great addition to a charcuterie board.

Puppy Chow in bowl.

Expert Tips

  • Mixing the Ingredients – We like to mix the ingredients other than the powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then we transfer to a zip lock bag to cover in the powdered sugar.
  • Powdered Sugar – To cover evenly it is best to coat your ingredients in a large zip lock bag. We have tried other methods and this one works best.
  • Make a Large Batch – Puppy chow is so addicting no mater the holiday we make it. So I always make a large batch.

Storage

Store in an airtight container for up to a week and enjoy! Ours never lasts that long though because we eat it quickly. We really love it.

It is ok out for a day or so but it will keep longer in the fridge. Like I said, we eat this super fast because it is a treat we all love! 

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S’mores Puppy Chow

5 from 5 votes
S'mores Puppy Chow has everything that you love about s'mores in a handy snack mix. This is perfect for parties, movie night or just to surprise the kids.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cool 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 552

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Chex Mix Cereal
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 one-gallon ziplock bags
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 cups Golden Grahams
  • 3 Hershey Chocolate Bars Cut into pieces
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Instructions

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the the chocolate chips, peanut butter, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Microwave on high for 30 second. Stir and cook in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. (mine took about 60 seconds).
  • Meanwhile, pour the chex mix cereal in a large bowl.
  • Pour the melted peanut butter and chocolate mixture over the cereal and quickly stir to coat.
  • In a one gallon ziplock bag, pour the ½ of the total amount of powdered sugar. Then pour ½ of the coated cereal into the other gallon bag. Seal close and shake to coat the cereal. Follow this process in the 2nd bag as well.
  • Pour onto a cookie sheet and allow to cool.
  • Once the puppy chow is coated with the powder sugar, sprinkle the golden grahams, mini marshmallows and Hershey pieces over the top and stir to combine all the ingredients together.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 552kcal, Carbohydrates 92g, Protein 10g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 508mg, Potassium 281mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 41g, Vitamin A 253IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 86mg, Iron 9mg

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  1. Maddy says:

    It doesn’t specify what kind of chocolate chips…semisweet or milk?

    1. Carrie says:

      I generally use milk chocolate chops but either will work great.