Puppy Chow Cookies

Puppy Chow Cookies

These Puppy Chow Cookies (or Muddy Buddy Cookies) are a simple and delicious way to transform your favorite snack mix into a cookie!

I came up with the idea for these cookies last week…it was a moment of pure genius, I tell you.

I mean, everyone loves the snackity snack, Puppy Chow.  Or Muddy Buddies..or whatever the heck you call it in your world.

Anyhow, Puppy Chow is a total 80’s snack mix..it’s Chex cereal coated in peanut butter and chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar.

Puppy Chow Cookies! These are a delicious peanut butter cookie coated in chocolate and powdered sugar! The cookie version of the popular snack mix!

Well, I thought, why couldn’t this be a cookie?  Like whoa!

So basically I did my so-happy-I’m-a genius-dance and went along my merry way. Check out the fun video I made…

 

Anyhow, I made them, ate them and reveled in how freaking delicious they were.

Then I made the very UNgenius decision to google the idea…you know, so I could see if I was the inventor of the best cookie that ever lived.

SO yeah, I’m not.

 

Anyhow, I’m just gonna say I am, because I thought of it in my own brain.

 

Long story short…make these cookies.

Puppy Chow Cookies or Muddy Buddy Cookies, or whatever you want to call them.

Puppy Chow Cookies! These are a delicious peanut butter cookie coated in chocolate and powdered sugar! The cookie version of the popular snack mix!

All you have to do is make a simple peanut butter cookie.

Flatten the dough out before baking them…

Puppy Chow Cookies

They’ll look like this…

Puppy Chow Cookies

Then melt some peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter together.

Puppy Chow Cookies

And make a little assembly station.

Chocolate, powdered sugar and cookies.

Puppy Chow CookiesThen dip your cookie into the chocolate…make sure to tap off ALL the excess.  You only need a thin coating of chocolate on each.

Puppy Chow Cookies

Then plop it into the powdered sugar to coat…Puppy Chow CookiesSee?

Puppy Chow Cookies! These are a delicious peanut butter cookie coated in chocolate and powdered sugar! The cookie version of the popular snack mix!

And yeah…repeat that a bunch of times.

Puppy Chow Cookies

I tried shaking them in the powdered sugar in a bag, but it didn’t work so well.

Puppy Chow Cookies

Let them set up before you eat them!

These will be so perfect for holiday cookie trays!

Puppy Chow Cookies! These are a delicious peanut butter cookie coated in chocolate and powdered sugar! The cookie version of the popular snack mix!

If you’re still in the mood for Muddy Buddy/Puppy Chow Treats check out these:

Muddy Buddy Truffles

Puppy Chow Krispies

Muddy Buddy Brownies

 

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Puppy Chow Cookies


Description:

makes about 3 dozen cookies


Ingredients:

Cookie

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flour

Coating

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions:

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Add both sugars and beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour.
  6. Portion out dough by in tablespoon amounts. Roll into a ball and then flatten to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes until golden at he edges.
  8. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Coating

  1. In microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Heat on high for 1 minute and then stir until smooth.
  2. Place powdered sugar in bowl.
  3. Dip each cookie in chocolate and using a fork remove cookie, tapping off excess chocolate. You don’t need a lot of chocolate coating on the cookies.
  4. Immediately dip the cookie into the powdered sugar and toss to coat completely.
  5. Place back on cooling rack to until chocolate is set. Repeat for all cookies.

Notes:

store airtight for up to 3 days.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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80 Responses
  1. Jackie

    Ugh!!! I have a batch in the oven and I turned around and realized I didn’t put the peanut butter in the dough BECAUSE it is in the ingredient list but not in the directions!!!! Guess I’ll make some more.

  2. The centers look really dense, but flaky. This is a must-try.
    YUMMM

    BTW, there’s still time to win a fall yarn wreath I made to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    Please spread the word.
    Thanks, Shelly!

  3. Jane K

    I’ve never seen them before so you are the creator and I can’t wait to try them! Will make pretty holiday cookies as well … Love the pictures … esp the one with the missing cookie!!!

  4. Catie

    Sounds yummy but the big part of Puppy Chow is the Chex! I was hoping those would be included somewhere like as the outside coating to add the crunch.

  5. Love the assembly line photos! And who doesn’t love puppy chow! And don’t you hate it when you think you come up with a genius idea and google it and realize you’re not the first? Ugh! But I read a ton of baking blogs (as you do) and I have NEVER heard/seen this concept so you are the only one in my eyes 🙂 pinned!

  6. Oh my aunt used make these and bring them to our Christmas party. So freaking good!! Hers are different than yours though, but oh my gosh!! I think yours look better! Holy heck, they are amazing! You are totally a genius!

  7. Laura @Mamma Baker on Facebook

    Hello, Shelly! Greetings from Buenos Aires, Arg! Just wondering, since we are not used to peanut butter for baking here and p butter is not available everywhere, if the one you use in this recipe is unsweetened. Just because that is the only one I got. And if it is not, how much sugar should I add to the recipe to compensate? Thank you and great work!! 😀

    1. Shelly

      The one I use is sweetened, but unsweetened pb will work fine! There is enough sugar in the cookie and also the coating that you won’t have any problem!

  8. That’s the worst when you think of something, you’re so impressed with yourself and then google happens and your dreams of being so creative are crushed! LOL I have seen these before but never made them, I couldn’t have come up with these on my own! Love cookies dipped in a chocolate mixture, life doesn’t get much better!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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