Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Puppy Chow

It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy.  It might be a main course recipe.  A cookie or baked item.  Candy.  Salads.  Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is PUPPY CHOW.

Despite its name, this snack is NOT for the dogs! <g> As we approach the holiday season, it’s always nice to have a supply of snacks on hand for when those last minute holiday guests stop in for some eggnog. This is a great sweet snack and easy to make. Just be sure to make at least two batches because it will disappear faster than you can say, “The dog’s just snatched the turkey off the table!”

All kidding aside, just a friendly reminder: Keep your dogs and cats healthy this holiday season. Don’t allow them access to chocolates and nuts and other
goodies we all love because many of these flavors, like chocolate, are toxic to our pets!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.

Happy eating!


P.S.  We’re at 14 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like.  If you don’t want to miss any future recipes, be sure to return to my blog next Friday.  Even better, subscribe to my blog and the recipes will come directly to your email Inbox.  If this is your first visit, check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column of my blog page, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, etc.


[9 cups]


9 cups Chex [any variety]
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter or margarine (do not use spread or tub products, only sticks)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups powdered sugar

Measure cereal in a large bowl; set aside.  Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine in 1 qt. microwaveable bowl on High, 1 minute.  Stir.  Microwave 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour chocolate mixture over cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated.  Put into large zipper storage bag.  Add powdered sugar and gently shake until cereal is coated. Spread over waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container.

2 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Puppy Chow”

  1. ooohhh…thanks for sharing this one Karen! I actually had this for the 1st time last year at work and became addicted. Actually had to keep myself away from that bowl, it was so delicious. lol

    I had meant to get the recipe and never did, and forgot about ti until now.

    So, here’s to forgetting about any type of diet, and here’s to digging into a bowl of puppy chow! lol

    Happy Holidays 🙂

    1. Morning, Christine. This one’s my bane, too. Too scruptious and fun. Holiday season is about to get “heavy”! 🙂 Enjoy!

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