Our glass cookie jar in the kitchen was reaching dangerously low proportions and it was time to rectify that. Even though this snack mix has been around seemingly forever, I only had it for the first time a few years ago. Nick was young enough when I made it that he doesn’t remember having it before. I’ve seen it called Puppy Chow and Muddy Buddies before, but recently I discovered it as Monkey Munch. I loved the name, and it seemed especially fitting given our own little monkey.
I think you’ll agree that you can’t go wrong with the winning combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It just works. This recipe is crazy simple to make and is a fun snack item for kids when they’re on the hunt for something a little sweet. Dig in!
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir well.
3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.
4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.
5. Coat with powdered sugar, sprinkling evenly over the cereal and tossing as you sprinkle to cover each piece well.
Our brains are on the same wavelength. I totally bought the ingredients this afternoon to make this for our family reunion this weekend! It is SO good…we call it puppy chow.
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I love the name monkey munch! I grew up knowing it as Puppy Chow and I just never understood the name. This is such a fun, easy and messy snack to enjoy!
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Ok, well, the cereal is whole grain, the peanut butter great protein, butter- well that’s real butter, not chemical stuff, and powdered sugar- um… lightly coated bites! YES! I declare this a healthy diet friendly treat for this dieting/ exercising like crazy mom! Oh Cate, you rock… lol
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Jackie @ PhamFatale.com says
My husband loves sweet Chex-Mix. He’s a big kid. I have to give this a try.
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Great idea and that looks so good!!!!
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how do you not sit next to that and just nibble, nibble, nibble?
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This is one of my all time favorite treats. We usually only make this around Thanksgiving or Christmas. Tomorrow is the last day of school for my kiddos, I may have to whip this one up!
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OMG this reminds me of my favorite Reality show Jon and Kate. she made that for them.
I love this stuff – one of the girls I work with makes it for me all the time – can’t get enough of it.
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Patsy Kreitman says
I’ve never made this before, but I know how addictive it can be!
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The Delightful Gourmet says
How interesting. I have never heard of Puppy Chow. What a great dessert to make a puppy themed party. Peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect comination as well. Gonna make this for my kids and let you know how they like it.
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Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says
Perfect for my little monkey :) Peanut butter and chocolate is wonderful together!
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OMG…that looks goooooood
I love the sound of this, delicious! My kids will adore it!
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kiss my spatula says
i have such a sweet tooth and this looks like just the thing to remedy those hairy afternoon hours when things can go horribly wrong. can’t wait to give it a try!
How could I have lived so long without ever having heard of this? My toddler will LOVE it, and I’m pretty sure my husband and I will, too.
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