10 January 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow Recipe + $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Puppy Chow is one of my favorite easy to make snacky desserts. You can create so many different varieties to suit the event theme. With football in full swing, our Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.


Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

Ingredients:
  • 9 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 bag mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips


Directions:
  1. Measure the cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe medium bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter for 1 minute, then stir.  Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
  3. Pour the mixture of the cereal and gently mix until the cereal is all coated.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 2-gallon ziplock bag and add the confectioner’s sugar. Seal the bag and shake until all the cereal is coated.
  5. Spread the cereal out onto the baking sheet to cool. Sprinkle the peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips throughout the cereal.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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311 comments:

  1. I love the original...just had some at Christmastime!

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  2. I never had this but it looks yummy. Goingto.try!!! Thanks

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  3. WE LIKE THE MUDDY BUDDIES. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  4. I have never had it, but I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe. I love peanut butter cups. Thank you for the chance.

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  5. I've never tasted puppy chow but your recipe sounds DELICIOUS! The peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips drew me in quickly!

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  6. I have never tried Puppy chow before, and I have just now heard of it! I would love to try the Peanut Butter Cup puppy chow recipe that is posted here. It looks so delicious!

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  7. I just recently heard of puppy chow ... but it looks delicious and addicting

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  8. Kate J- I have only had the original puppy chow and never added anything with it. But do love it!

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  9. I've never tried it but it sounds wonderful!!! I love peanut butter chips and cups!

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  10. I want to try the puppy chow shown. It looks delicious!!!

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  11. I have done the muddy buddies before, but haven't tried the puppy chow. I definately will becuae I love chocolate and peanut butter

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  12. I've bought the bags of the sweet treats myself, but never made it. (Not entirely sure those bags were Chex Mix though).

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  13. it looks good, but calling it "puppy chow" is not especially endearing to my stomach :)

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  14. I've only had original. this one's unique. I like the idea of adding coconut

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  15. LOVE the peanut butter puppy chow! My granny always called it "chicken scratch"!! But, I use almond bark instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips!! I prefer it better!!

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  16. The original chocolate is my fav.

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  17. I've actually only ever made regular puppy chow and just recently on pinterest found a few different ideas on how to make it, this it such a fun way to mix it up a little! It looks delicious!

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  18. I have never tried "puppy chow"...interesting recipe!

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  19. I've only tried traditional puppy chow, and I love it; however, your recipe looks delicious!

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  20. I like the plain fane puppy chow but would love to try them all!

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  21. the peanut butter cup puppy chow sounds delicious

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  22. peanut butter cup looks yummy going to try it

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  23. I have never tasted it but my stepdaughter makes it every Christmas

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  24. i love puppy chow with dark chocolate and lots of peanut butter!

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  25. I like just the plain original puppy chow mix but this looks awesome too.

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  26. Ooh,I have never actually had this but I am dying to try it now! Going to make it for the game this weekend!

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  27. The recipe I love is is very close to this one but without marsh mellows. I <3 <3 <3 puppy chow! :D

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  28. I am a traditionalist and have to say I like the original, but this recipe has definitely got me interested to try some new ones. Love peanut butter cups and that is making me hungry

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  29. i have had puppy chow but never the chocolate pb one:)

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  30. I have never made this Puppy Chow before...but I am printing the recipe to make some! It looks YUMMY!!!

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  31. Never even heard of puppy chow, but it looks SO good!

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  32. I have never had puppy chow before! though I would love to try! Shawna Scott

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  33. ive never had..maybe its the name...?

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  34. Never tried it before, but sounds yummy!

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  35. Peanut Butter Cup is by far the best. Who wouldn't love chocolate and peanut butter mixed together!!!

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  36. I have not tried any Puppy Chow recipes, but this one looks really good. Yum.

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  37. This look good! I have never had Puppy Chow before.

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  38. I have never tried anything like the recipe above but would definitely be up to try it out.... it looks delicious and I am going to print and copy the recipe! Will let you know !!! Thanks for the giveaway and fab recipe!!!

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  39. i have never tried puppy chow but it looks delicious

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  40. I Have Never Tasted It Before Would Love To Sometime

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  41. I Would Love To Try This Sometime Never Had It Before (Thanks)

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  42. I would mix pretzels, peanuts, almonds, chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries, and small marshmallows. This is a great idea for kids snack.

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  43. I love Puppy Chow - my daughter and I made two batches for Christmas. I never thought of using it like this though - going to next Christmas.

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  44. That peanut butter cup puppy chow looks pretty amazing!

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  45. Oh my gosh, I haven't had puppy chow in years. And this version looks extra delicious. I think I will make it for the super bowl!

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  46. This looks really good. I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter though. My favorite mix is the regular chez mix but home made with extra butter and Worcestershire sauce. And I love muddy buddies, chocolate with powdered sugar.
    Thanks for a new idea bc my kids and hubby will love this!

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  47. wow this sounds really good! going to try!

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  48. I have made the Chex cereal snacks but nothing like this recipe. I like the chip combination.

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  49. I have never tried the treats but I would if given the chance to.thanks for the giveaways

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  50. The Chocolate Peanut butter puppy Chow looks Amazing!!! YUMMMM

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  51. I have never tasted this and only recently heard of it...it's not a California thing...would be interested in trying the recipe you posted
    pedidentalasst@yahoo.com

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  52. This puppy chow sounds sooooo goood! I have never seen it made with reeses pb cups before!

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  53. I love puppy chow, just the regular kind (peanut butter,chocolate and powdered sugar), but this recipe looks amazing!!

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  54. nope never had puppy chow before but it looks yummy

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  55. I have never tasted Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow, but it sounds good!!

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  56. I never did try Puppy Chow of any type but I do like the recipe above!

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  57. I love puppy chow! I have only tried the original but would like to try more varieties.

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  58. That looks so good! I have had this, but not with the marshmallows, mini reeses or pb chips. I'd love to try that! That is definitely my favorite!

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  59. Hmmm never heard of this treat before. Looks yummy!

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  60. I have tried the puppy chow without peanut butter and it was yummy!

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  61. This sounds fabulous!! This would defintely be my favorite!!

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  62. i like this recie but i would add Butterscotch chips

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  63. Hello, I have never had puppy chow, I have had a chocolate chex mix before though. Thanks. Vicki.

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  64. I certainly have had chex mix and variation of that recipe. Puppy chow with that chocolate-peanutbutter thing going on I have been in the same room with. Thanks for the recipe

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  65. my favorite is the chocolate puppy chow mix. looks good! I have never tried it before.

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  66. I have never tried this but it looks good and I think my son would love it.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  67. I've only had the "regular" puppy chow before, but I think it would be delicious to use dark chocolate, sea salt, and pretzels! YUM!

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  68. Good ol' fashioned puppy chow. Now I'm hungry for it, and might have to make some this evening!

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  69. I have never tried any of the puppy chows myself, but the one pictured looks mighty tasty. :)

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  70. I've never tried Puppy Chow. I thought it was a recipe for my dog LOL .... oopsie!

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  71. This sounds so YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. I have tried peanut butter puppy chow but never chocolate peanut butter cup puppy chow it sounds and looks delicious!

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  73. i have never tried this sounds really good i will try this one

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  74. Looks delicious never thought to add peanut butter cups

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  75. This looks good but I have a son who is allergic to peanut butter so this can't be made in my house. :(

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  76. i have never tried it but itsounds pretty good

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  77. Never tried it before but the peanut butter one looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. I've never tried it before. Looks too sweet for my taste.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  79. I've never had Puppy Chow, but I plan to try this recipe. I looks delicious.

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  80. Hum this sounds very good, I know I have never tried puppy chow but this would be a great trick for me to pull on someone, lol

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  81. I have never eaten puppy chow but I will try this and this gives me an idea to play a trick on someone I know, thanks

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  82. I have only had the regular one with chocolate but this one makes my mouth water YUMMMMM

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  83. Gasp I haven't even heard of this stuff

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  84. I've never tried Puppy Chow but it looks delicious!

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  85. I never heard of it, although I have make "Chex Mix" years ago. it has to be tasty though, given the ingredients.

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  86. I have never tried it but it looks delicious!

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  87. This looks really good, never heard of it before!

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  88. I haven't tried this yet but this would be a good addition to a party table!

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  89. This would be a good addition to a party table!

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  90. I have never had it but anything with chocolate and PB is a must try in my book! Not too sure I like the name! I thought it was about dog food until I saw the pic! LOL

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  91. I read "puppy chow" and literally thought dog food. I was thinking you're not supposed to give dogs peanut butter cups! LOL

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  92. I have never tried puppy chow but it looks yummy! :-)

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  93. I never has puppy chow but it work for a crowd.

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  94. We've never tried this before. I thought it was really for a puppy! LOL. It looks yummy though. :)

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  95. I haven't tried it - would like the Peanut Butter Cup.
    Great for parties!
    Thank you.

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  96. I like the original bit would love to try the chocolate peNut butter!

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  97. I've tasted it before and like it I just didn't use the marshmallows

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. I've never had it. Would love to try a few recipes of it!

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  99. I love love love the original puppy chow, but I can tell you, I would love to make this one, too!

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  100. I have never tried this before, but I would love it

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  101. I have never had puppy chow, but have always wanted to give it a try - make and eat it!

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  102. I have never tried puppy chow, but I have always wanted to make and eat it!

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  103. I first I thought did I ever try Puppy Chow LOL no but this puppy chow looks really yummy and would be great for parties

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  104. Original Puppy Chow is my favorite!

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  105. I've never tried it, but I really want to!

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  106. I've only had regular old puppy chow ;) But this one looks GREAT!

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  107. I have never personally tried puppy chow, my kids love it but have only had it at friends houses or the purchased chex mix bag. I love this recipe and it sounds really good. Might try to make it!

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  108. I haven't tried any of this yet. I have had the Muddy Buddy Chex Mix, but that's all. Looks good. Honestly not sure that I'd eat it, since it is pretty much all sugar and carbs.

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  109. I heard of this for the first time this summer..but, I have not tried it yet.I am not a huge sweets eater..I am a carb girl..but, lots of friends and family would like it for a party..super bowl..football and the likes..thanks
    floridagld at yahoo dot com

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  110. I don't think I would like the peanut butter as well as some of the others--maybe the chocolate ones? Although I *do* like peanut butter cups!!

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  111. I've never had Puppy Chow, but this recipe looks good.

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  112. I've never had this but it looks DELISH! :)

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  113. This is one of our family's favorite all time snacks. We usually make it on family movie night. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  114. Haven't tried it but...but gotta say I was a bit nervous when I first read the question without following the link!

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  115. have never tried this, like the original chex mix
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  116. I have only tried the original and love it! I will definitely try this recipe... I love peanut butter and chocolate together

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  117. I havent tried any of the Puppy Chow Mix, but I cant wait to make it for my next family gathering!

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  118. Have not seen one with mini peanut butter cups but sounds YUMMY!

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  119. Have not seen one with mini peanut butter cups but sounds YUMMY! Great sweet treat for a super bowl party.

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  120. I guess I'm strange. I just don't care for Puppy Chow (don't like the peanut butter), so I'd like one with all peanut butter elements removed.

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  121. I haven't tried it, but it looks good!

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  122. I've never tried it but it sounds yummy !!! I love peanut butter chips and cups!

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  123. I have not try this yet, but I will try it later.

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  124. I like the original puppy chow, the only problem is that the powder sugar gets all over and you have to lick your fingers to keep them clean and then you eat more cause it is so good. It is only improved by other things you may add, we like adding raisins and cut up dried fruit to our.. Yummy

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  125. SHUT UP! I love this. I have never done the PB cup and I LOVE PB CUPS!!! Can't wait!

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  126. Never had it, but it looks wonderful!!

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  127. I have not try this snack yet, but I will try it later. It is funny how you named it puppy chow! I love eating chocolate peanut butter cups!

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  128. I never tried it but it looks amazing! I thought it was going to Puppy chow... not chex mix puppy chow LOL yummy!

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  129. Hello, I have never had it and have not even heard of it before. Unfortunately I can't eat it because of the wheat and sugar in it, but it does sound delicious.

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  130. I have never had Puppy Chow before and this one looks and sounds and looks yummy. I'm sure everyone heard would love it.

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  131. Never had it but it looks delicious!

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  132. I haven't but it looks so good. I love peanut butter and chocolate. I like chex too. Awesome combo.

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  133. I love so many of the recipes! The original Puppy Chow is a favorite. I also really like Muddy Buddies and recipes with caramel. I think I'm going to try your recipe next--the addition of peanut butter cups is an excellent idea!

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  134. My favorite puppy chow is peppermint(:

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  135. never had this befor but looks very delicosu

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  136. I've never tried this but I have had some similar mixes :) Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  137. I've never tried it but plan to make a few different recipes so I can "compare" :+)

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  138. I've never tried it, but really want to! Looks so good!

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  139. I've never tried it, but really want to! Looks so good!

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  140. Never tired it but looks yummy! Definitely will be making soon!

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  141. I've never tried this, but it sounds delicious.

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  142. I've never had puppy chow before but it sounds delicious.

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  143. I've never tried this, but it looks good!

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  144. I had a chocolate mint puppy chow that a friend made this Christmas. Very yummy!

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  145. I had a chocolate mint puppy chow that a friend made this Christmas. Very yummy!

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  146. Oooo. . . peanut butter. Never thought of adding this to the original recipe. I die for the original. This just made it 1000x better for me!

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  147. In my day there was only one kind of puppy chow so I guess my "favorite" would be the original.

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  148. I haven't tried it! I have been wanting to make it but unfortunately we can't eat peanut butter in this house so I'd have to try something else.

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  149. I haven't tried it but I have been wanting to. We can't eat peanut butter in this house though so I'd have to try something else.

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  150. I've never tried this, but it sounds great!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  151. I've only had the old kind but what could go wrong with peanut butter cups added?

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  152. I've never heard of puppy chow, but I love anything with chocolate in it.

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  153. I have never tried it, for a second I thought it was for dogs until I saw the recipe. Peanut Butter Cup sounds great I love reeses so I know I would love this.

    I also just noticed Im not the first to think it was for dogs now the I looked and seen a few comments

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  154. have never tried it before but i like your recipe

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  155. I have never had it before but really think it looks so yummy. Kids would love this

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  156. This looks yummy! I love the original peanut butter and chocolate but I also tried an awesome lemon one. Yum!

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  157. Haven't tried this variety but it looks really good. Will be printing out the recipe and trying it out at home!

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  158. Haven't had this variety but it looks really good! Will be printing out the recipe and trying it out at home!

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  159. My daughter made Puppy Chow on her Christmas break

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  160. I love the good ol' puppy chow recipe. Why mess with perfection? ;) I look forward to trying these, though!

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  161. The closest I have ever had is White Trash :-)
    Thanks!

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  162. I like the original -- had it at Christmas and it's addictive and delicious!

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  163. I have actually never had the opportunity to try this but it looks delicious!

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  164. I have actually never had the opportunity to try this but it looks delicious!

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  165. I have only tried the original recipe, but that was a long time ago.

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  166. I love the original. But recently I've seen a lot of variations that look worth trying.

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  167. I have never tried it but it looks great, although I limit peanut butter in my home due to allergies

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  168. I think the kind I've tried is called Muddy Buddies.

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  169. never heard of it or tried it, but it looks really good! would love to give it a try sometime.

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  170. It looks delicious. I must give it a try!

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  171. I had never heard of Puppy Chow until today - but the recipe combining the peanut butter & chocolate sounds great!

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  172. I've actually never tried Puppy Chow before, only heard of it. But it looks delicious!

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  173. I've never tried this but it sounds wonderful. This sounds like a very easy recipe.

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  174. I've never had puppy chow before, but it looks like something my kids would love!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  175. never tried it but looks yummy

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  176. The very name turns me off NOW!

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  177. This looks amazing! I have never tried puppy chow of any sort but I will for sure be giving this a try very soon. Pinning now :) Thanks

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  178. never had but oh boy do i wanna try it lol

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  179. I've never tried it but the muddie buddies sounds delicious.

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