Addictive “Human Puppy Chow”


Recipe by Erika Waz, reprinted with the permission of Kids Cuisine: “Human Puppy Chow is something I learned to make during a stint in a grocery store deli.  It was such a popular item, but I couldn’t get past the thought of eating something with the term “puppy chow” in the name.  Boy, was I missing out.  It wasn’t until a few years later when I actually sampled some that I realized how addictive this simple snack is.  It’s now a frequent flier in our kitchen, as it is easy to make, and the recipe makes a lot of it.  It’s also portable, so it’s a perfect addition to a family picnic or for giving as birthday treats.”

Special Diet Notes: Human Puppy Chow

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Optionally gluten-free and soy-free.

Addictive "Human Puppy Chow"
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Crispix cereal (Chex also works nicely)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips on high for one minute. If the chips aren’t melted yet, continue heating, 30 seconds at a time, until melted. Stir in creamy peanut butter until smooth. Pour mixture over Crispix cereal, and gently toss to coat the cereal.
  2. Place the powdered sugar in a 2 gallon storage bag. Add cereal mixture to bag and seal tightly. Gently toss until the cereal is coated with the powdered sugar. Pour onto a baking sheet until completely cooled. Stores for two weeks in an airtight container.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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