Patriotic Puppy Chow is a tasty Red, White, and Blue themed treat that is easy to make, kid-friendly, and is easy on the budget!
I love making muddy buddy treats for each holiday. It’s a tasty snack treat that the kids love, they can help make it, and it’s so good there is never any left.
Before we get started on making these Patriotic Muddy Buddies, here are a few helpful resources for you:
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE OUR PATRIOTIC PUPPY CHOW:
Butter, peanut butter, chocolate chips, Chex Mix cereal, M & Ms, powdered sugar.
MUDDY BUDDIES OR PUPPY CHOW?
Reindeer Chow, Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Monkey Much, and Muddy Munch are just some of the name you can call homemade snacks made with Chex cereal.
WHY IS IT CALLED PUPPY CHOW?
I guess for some it looks like real puppy chow that you give your dogs? I don’t think it does, but for some it does.
DO YOU HAVE TO BAKE MUDDY BUDDIES OR PUPPY CHOW?
No! That’s one of the great things about this recipe! All you need is a microwave. That’s what makes it great for camping!
HOW DO YOU STORE MUDDY BUDDIES?
After it’s dried, place the mixture into an airtight container. It’s good for up to two weeks. Trust me when I say you never have to worry about it lasting that long!
Looking for more ways to use Chex Mix? For Valentine’s our sweet and crunch puppy chow is a great homemade gift idea or just for a sweet and crunchy treat for yourself! Of course we can’t forget St. Patrick’s Day! You definitely need a bowl of green themed puppy chow to nosh on!
Planning a Patriotic themed get together? Make sure to check out our fun and tasty Red, White, and Blue themed ideas and tasty treats!
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 9 cups Chex cereal
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup M&Ms
- sprinkles of your choice
- Combine peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl.
- Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until melted and creamy.
- Add vanilla and stir.
- In a large bowl with a cover, pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Cover and shake until cereal is evenly coated.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar over cereal. Cover and shake until evenly coated.
- Add M&Ms and sprinkles of your choice to complete your Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 4gSugar: 53gProtein: 8g