Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow

Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow {aka: Muddy Buddies} is the the best easy dessert recipe to feed a crowd! This version is loaded with chocolate & peanut butter, and tossed in a mixture of cocoa powder & powdered sugar to cut down on the sweetness and give it an even richer chocolate taste! 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free dessert, gluten-free dessert for a crowd, muddy buddies, puppy chow recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 Servings
Calories 183.7kcal
Author Laura



  • In a medium bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Melt peanut butter and chocolate together. On the stovetop stir over low heat or a double boiler until mixture is smooth. In the microwave; warm on high for 60 seconds and stir. Then warm for increments of 30 seconds, stirring after each, until mixture is melted and homogenous.
  • Add 3 cups of cereal to a large bowl. Pour 1 cup of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the cereal.
  • Add 3 more cups of cereal to the bowl and then pour the rest of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture on top.
  • Stir until the cereal is evenly coated. If there are pools of chocolate/peanut butter at the bottom of your bowl, add more cereal 1/4 cup at a time until all that deliciousness is coating your cereal. Remember we WANT clumps, so do NOT add too much cereal!
  • Let the mixture cool slightly (Put the bowl in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes or outside on the porch on a cold day). Be sure to check it, as you do not want it to harden completely!
  • Once your mixture is at or slightly below room temperature, add 1 cup of the powdered sugar/cocoa powder mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Add more powdered sugar/cocoa powder 1/4 cup at a time until your cereal is coated to your satisfaction. Let it sit at room temperature to harden before serving (or toss it in the refrigerator to speed up the process)!
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 183.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.6g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Sodium: 73.2mg | Potassium: 60.8mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 14.8g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3.1mg