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Delicious Reese’s Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe

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You’re going to love the flavor of this Reese’s Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe! It’s a simple and easy peanut butter Chex snack mix to make. I highly recommend that you make these Reese’s pieces candy muddy buddies asap! Such a simple and easy puppy chow recipe.

You’ll be grabbing this delicious recipe by the handfuls to eat it down! I never get sick of making this simple muddy buddy recipe, ever. It’s one of my favorite peanut butter and chocolate flavors. I really love Reese’s!

peanut butter candies and chocolate combine to make this delicious chex snack mix

The next time that you’re craving something sweet, this is the recipe for you! Simple and fast to make and so much fun to eat!

Reese’s Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe

Keep in mind that how much powdered sugar and baking time it takes really depends on you. (and when I say baking time, I mean melting time in the microwave!) This recipe takes minimal effort but produces huge flavor results!

Since you’re using Chocolate Chex, it adds a bit of fun variance and flavor. Just be certain that your melt chocolate and stir evenly until coated!

My boys really love this recipe a lot and we make it all the time. They’re all about the crunch and flavor that the peanut butter and chocolate bring to the table!

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How do you store puppy chow?

The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you want to store it with a lid or in a sealed bag to keep the air out. If you don’t, it’ll lose its crunchy texture fast! (it will still taste delicious, though!)

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re ready to start meal planning, you’re in luck! Meal planning is actually a super simple process and an easy way to plan and prepare! Here are a few examples of how you can break up your daily meals to easily plan ahead!

Main Dish: Ham Salad Sandwich

Vegetable Side: Frozen Asparagus Recipes

Starch Side: Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Cranberry Kiss Mocktail Recipe

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Best Muddy Buddy Recipes:

Once you make this Reese’s Muddy Buddy Recipe, it’s time to make some more! There are so many fun flavors to make that you have to make as many as you can. I’ve gathered up some of my favorites to share with you.

You’re going to crave this Unicorn Muddy Buddies Recipe!

Call me crazy but I can’t get enough of these 15 Muddy Buddies Snack Recipes!

Whip up these Lucky Charms Muddy Buddies asap!

This Fall Chex Mix is made without all the sugar and is delicious.

This Candy Corn Puppy Chow recipe is perfect for fall!

This is. one of my favorite Crazy Good Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipes ever!

Go ahead and make a double batch of this Super Sweet Rainbow Puppy Chow Recipe!

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What are other names that puppy chow goes by?

Muddy buddy is probably the next well known choice but Monkey Munch is also another popular name for this delicious snack. During Christmas, it’s known as Reindeer Chow as well.

Why is it so fun to eat dessert with your hands?

Indulging in dessert with your hands is an experience that provides a unique sensory encounter. It is an immersive way to enjoy the sweet flavors, textures, and aromas of your favorite treats.

In fact, research has shown that using your hands to eat increases the satisfaction levels of food consumption because it allows for more engagement with the meal.

When we use utensils, we distance ourselves from the food and it becomes less personal. The direct contact provided by using your hands heightens the experience and elevates the enjoyment of the dessert.

Additionally, the tactile feedback of the sticky, gooey, and creamy textures of desserts can stimulate the brain’s pleasure centers, making the experience even more delightful.

Overall, the experience of eating dessert with your hands is a unique and rewarding one for those who love to indulge in all the sweetness that life has to offer.

What makes muddy buddies such a delicious dessert?

Muddy buddies, also known as puppy chow, are a popular dessert that many individuals find irresistible.

The combination of crunchy Chex cereal, smooth peanut butter, and a dusting of powdered sugar creates a delectable treat that satisfies one’s sweet tooth cravings.

What makes muddy buddies such a delicious dessert is the contrast of textures and flavors present in every bite.

The crispy cereal coated in a creamy peanut butter mixture creates a delightful crunch that is accentuated by powdered sugar.

Additionally, the peanut butter’s nutty flavor and the sweetness of the powdered sugar create a perfect balance of flavors that is simply irresistible.

The ease of preparation and versatility of this dessert also add to its appeal, making muddy buddies a go-to treat for any occasion.

How do I keep muddy buddies from going stale?

Ensuring the quality and freshness of muddy buddies can be a tricky task, especially if you are planning to store them for a longer duration.

A key factor that affects the shelf-life of muddy buddies is their exposure to air and moisture.

To prevent them from going stale and losing their crunchiness, it is advisable to store them in an airtight container.

This will minimize their contact with the atmosphere and prevent the absorption of moisture.

Additionally, keeping them away from direct sunlight and heat sources can help maintain their freshness.

Adopting these simple steps can help preserve the crispy texture and delicious flavor of muddy buddies for an extended period.

More Reese’s Recipes:

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Delicious Reese's Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe

This puppy chow recipe is crazy fast and simple to make!


  • 8 cups of Chocolate Rice Chex
  • 12-ounce of white candy melts
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of Reese’s Pieces
  • ½ cup of sprinkles (I used yellow and orange)
  • 1 brown paper bag


    Put the rice cereal in a large bowl and set it aside.

    Pour Reese's Pieces, sprinkles, and powdered sugar into the brown bag. Set aside.

    Put the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt based on the directions on the package.

    Once melted, pour it over the cereal and gently fold.

    After all the cereal is coated, dump it into the brown bag, fold down the top, and shake.

    Pour the mixture onto a parchment-covered pan. Let it dry.

    Once dry, add in more Reese's Pieces and sprinkles.

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Just the mention of Reese's Pieces and I had to pin this recipe. They are one of my favorites and will be delicious in a puppy chow recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it and I look forward to trying it out. #HomeMattersParty

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