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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!

Make sure to check out my Puppy Chow recipe that inspired these cookies!

Puppy Chow Cookies stacked with one broken in half

Puppy Chow Cookies Are A Spin On The Classic Snack Mix!

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. And I thought that totally sounded like an amazing cookie idea! What we have here is a peanut butter cookie coated in chocolate and powdered sugar, just like the mix!


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…

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They’ll look like this…

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

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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. The chocolate might seem a little thick, so just be careful during the dipping, and tap, tap, tap. If it thickens too much, reheat the chocolate as necessary.

Or you can add in a tablespoon of butter or coconut oil and melt it in to thin it out.

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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. 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!


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Puppy Chow Cookies stacked with one broken in half


makes about 3 dozen cookies




  • 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


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



  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.


  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.


store airtight for up to 3 days.

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82 comments on “Puppy Chow Cookies”

  1. Hi! Puppy chow cookies sounds so good but in the recipe for making cooking you didn’t say how much flour to use??

  2. False advertisement! I’m disappointed! I’m sure they are good cookies, no doubt… But they aren’t Puppy Chow cookies! Puppy Chow has Chex Cereal… These don’t! One of the best things about Puppy Chow is the crunch.

  3. I love muddy buddies so thought for sure these would be fantastic. Butttt the Cookies were crumbly and fell apart. Getting the chocolate on the cookies and in the sugar is a nightmare! Boy I wish I could get that hour back! And the clean up yikes chocolate and powder everywhere. Chocolate on face and clothes and hair! They look literally like muddy buddies like creatures trapped under globs of mud and dust lol. Congrats if u can make these like she did. It’s not easy!

  4. I made these today. My cookie turned out good, but when I melted everything for the coating it wasn’t at all creamy. We ended up using the coating like a frosting and then dipped the tops in the sugar, but the sugar is being absorbed into the frosting. . My hubby loves them, but im sort of disappointed…these are going to be cookies we give to a few friends for the holidays…maybe

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