Johanneck Family Recipes

Puppy Chow

16 servings


5 minutes

active time

6 minutes

total time


1 (12 oz) box rice chex cereal

1 (12 oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (2 lb) bag powdered sugar (to taste)


Place cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.

Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a large microwave safe bowl.

Microwave for 60 seconds and then stir until smooth. If the chocolate chips haven't melted enough, microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the mixture is completely melted.

Stir in vanilla extract.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the chex cereal and stir together gently with a spatula. DO NOT OVER MIX. The chunks are the best part! The cereal pieces should be completely coated in chocolate, but it's ok for a few to clump together.

Pour the powdered sugar over the mixture. Use as much or as little as you like, but I think this is best when no chocolate shows through. Gently stir to combine. Again, don't over mix.

Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container!


Serving Size



539 kcal

Total Fat

20 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



16 mg


180 mg

Total Carbohydrate

87 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

66 g


6 g

16 servings


5 minutes

active time

6 minutes

total time
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