S’mores Puppy Chow.

There are many things in this world that I find addicting.

Baking… hence my blog.  Flip flops… hence my excuse for neon nail polish.  Peanut butter and chocolate desserts… hence my need to run. 😉

And then there is my addiction to puppy chow. You must know what puppy chow is, right?   If you do or if you don’t, you’re in for a real treat today.

I’m headed on a roadtrip with a couple girlfriends this weekend.  If that doesn’t SCREAM a need for an addicting, munchable snack like puppy chow, then I don’t know what does. When my friends asked me to bring a snack for the road, I jumped at the opportunity to make a huge batch of the powdered sugar crack stuff.  Only this time, I gave it a little twist to make it extra special. I smore-ified it.

To the basic chocolate/peanut butter/powdered sugar mixture, I added marshmallows and Golden Grahams making each bite taste like your favorite campfire treat.  The Golden Grahams replace Chex cereal, which is typically the base of puppy chow.

The peanut butter taste is mostly subtle.  Since the graham cereal packs a huge flavor punch, the main flavors you’ll get are chocolate, graham, and marshmallow.  But when you bite into those big chunks… you’ll find little pockets of peanut butter hiding under the powdered sugar layer. 😉

Addicting S'mores Puppy Chow. Everyone loves this stuff! And it is so incredibly easy to make.

It’s easy, it’s no bake, it’s certainly addicting.

Perfect for snacking,  munching, and getting your hands and face completely covered in powdered sugar.  Oh and sorry in advance, Jess, but I may get powdered sugar all over your car seats too. 😉

S'mores Puppy Chow

Print Recipe

Sinfully delicious and addicting snack mix made with peanut butter, marshmallows, Golden Grahams cereal, and a ton of chocolate.


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1.5 cups marshmallows
  • 6 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1.5 cups powdered (confectioners') sugar


  1. Pour powdered sugar into a large ziplock bag. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter on low heat. Constantly stir to avoid the chocolate from burning. Once completely melted, add in 3/4 cup marshmallows. Stir them into the chocolate/peanut butter mixture until they begin to slightly melt (the semi-melted marshmallow gives you the big chunks in the puppy chow!). Once marshmallows begin to slightly melt, remove pan from heat.
  3. Stir in Golden Grahams Cereal and the other 3/4 cup marshmallows. Stir until each piece is covered in the melted chocolate/peanut butter/marshmallow mixture. Pour the contents into the prepared ziplock bag. Shake everything together for at least 60 seconds to ensure each piece/chunk is coated with powdered sugar.
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy! Puppy chow is good up to 1 week at room temperature, but trust me - it won't last that long.

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Can anyone resist a s’more? 

I know I can’t!  Check out a couple of my s’morified recipes:

S’more Chocolate Chip Cookies


S’mores Rice Krispie Treats


S’mores Brownie Pie

S'mores Brownie Pie-10


S’more Peanut Butter Cookies

S'More Peanut Butter Cookies-10


79 Responses to “S’mores Puppy Chow.”

  1. #
    Laura Dembowskiposted July 19, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Sally, this looks amazing. I just made Puppy Chow on my blog. I actually ate the rest of it last nignight and am sad it’s gone :( This is such a creative twist!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you Laura! I’ll check out your puppy chow!


  2. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted July 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

    That’s so great Sally! I tried something similar awhile back and it didn’t really work. I love your version, and I may have to steal it. 😉


  3. #
    Cassieposted July 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Very fun idea, Sally! I love puppy chow!


  4. #
    Emma @ Food, Fork and Goodposted July 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

    You have officially become a guilty pleasure.


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Haha thanks Emma!


  5. #
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted July 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    OMG, Sally, I’m wish you had posted this recipe last week because I just had an awesome girls weekend and we would’ve loved this stuff!! Instead we made these crazy peanut butter bars that we referred to as “death bars” because they were so sweet, ha!

    Such a good idea to do a s’mores puppy chow — I love golden grahams!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Those pb “death bars” sound incredible Liz!


  6. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted July 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Mmmmm, I have no doubt in my mind this will be gone five minutes into your roadtrip! I know if I were in that car, I’d personally have more than an equal serving :) it looks so chocolatey and crunchy and gooey! Puppy chow rocks!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      You’re right Hayley! We’ve almost polished all the puppy chow off haha!


  7. #
    Elianaposted July 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

    This looks like THE MOST amazing treat! I’m embarrassed to say I had never heard of puppy chow before but will certainly make this one this weekend to see what I have been missing out on. Love it!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Eliana, puppy chow is such a sweet addicting snack! I know you’ll love it!


  8. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted July 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Love me some puppy chow and it’s perfect road trip food. A little too perfect as in I’m barely out of the driveway and I am already reaching for my snacks :)

    Hope you have a blast & that your book arrived!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Book arrived Averie! Reading up on banana bread right now!


  9. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted July 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    This idea is genius! I love s’mores ANYTHING :)


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Ashley- you can never go wrong with a s’more!


  10. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted July 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Oh man, Sally! Your s’more recipes are amazing! I love this idea!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you Jessica!


  11. #
    cm jacksonposted July 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Sally, I stumbled on your website via pinterest, and, I must say, I’m so glad I did! We’re from different generations (I could be your mother!), but we share a love for food, especially baking, and I adore s’mores more than I can tell you! I’m a grown-up girl scout and one of the first loves I shared with my daughters was s’mores, then baking (when they were itty, bitty girls) then cooking as they grew up! Now they’re grown with husbands and maybe one day soon children of their own (I DO want to be a grandma!) and what they love will be shared on and on! Thank you for sharing your treats — I can’t wait for a good excuse to break my diet for this puppy chow!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Baking, cooking, s’mores… all wonderful things to pass down many generations. So glad you found my blog! Thank you for the sweet comment!


  12. #
    Katie @ Oh Shine Onposted July 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    You’re killing me, Sally.


  13. #
    Tony @ Swansonposted July 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    The order I want to eat these things:
    1) Puppy Chow
    2) Krispy Treats
    3) Cookies

    All look amazing.


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      That’d be my order too!


  14. #
    Living The Sweet Lifeposted July 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    These are TROUBLE … delicious – delectable – trouble. And I think there’s a need to be a little naughty 😉 lol. ohhh man, I just want to reach through my computer and grab a handful.


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Yep, judging from how much we’ve already eaten, this chow is pure trouble!


  15. #
    M. @ Stuffed Grapesposted July 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I didn’t think puppy chow could get any better, but this does it. I’m always looking for more s’mores-inspired goodies. How very clever to use the Golden Grahams!


    • Sallyreplied on July 20th, 2012 at 9:21 am

      I love s’more-type goodies! I’m always looking for more too.:)


  16. #
    Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Boardposted July 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I love puppy chow and a smores version can only make it even more addicting .. this looks like dangerous stuff! Your friends are certainly lucky to have you!


    • Sallyreplied on July 20th, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Thanks Natalie! It’s definitely dangerous stuff! 😉


  17. #
    Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    it’s way too easy to eat an entire bowl of puppy chow..too easy. love that you gave this a s’mores spin!


  18. #
    Mercedesposted July 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I love puppy chow (who doesn’t?) and this version looks particularly addicting and delicious!


  19. #
    Sabrinaposted July 20, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Sally, this looks amazing! I have an obsession with puppy chow, so mixing that with s’mores may be a dangerous combination for me! 😉


  20. #
    Rachel (teacher-chef)posted July 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

    YUM – another great looking recipe!

    (and I really think you are my new favorite – as I scroll through FoodGawker, it always seems that your photos jump out to me, before I even notice they are yours). Great Job as always Gina, THANKS


  21. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted July 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    great idea! my college friends and i made puppy chow all the time. one of the girls is visiting me next week, maybe we’ll make this version!


  22. #
    Back For Secondsposted July 21, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Wait, what? We are total snack mix twins today! I just posted one too! This is right up my alley, obvi. Looks wonderful. I love when you find a big ol clump…those gooey bites are the best!


  23. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted July 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I love that you made this from Golden Grahams instead of the traditional Chex mix. Peanut butter pockets? Why, yes, I would like some please:-)


  24. #
    Luv What You Doposted July 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Holly s’mores! This looks incredible! I wish I had some to snack on tonight!


  25. #
    Lizzieposted July 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Sally, you’re so creative. You’ve combined the two best guilty pleasure, addictive snacks!
    I just made a half batch of this. I used milk chocolate chips of semisweet in keeping with s’mores tradition. It is SO delicious I can’t stand it! :)


    • Sallyreplied on July 23rd, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Yum! That sounds delicious Lizzie. I’ll try milk chocolate chips next time. :)


      • Lizziereplied on July 27th, 2012 at 10:43 am

        Update! :)
        I just made another half-batch last night. My first try with the all milk chocolate chips was sort of overly sweet, so I tried this time with half milk chocolate and half semisweet chocolate chips. It was perfect! Tasted just like s’mores but not sickeningly sweet.

        I have resolved not to make this again for a while … it is SO dangerous. I absolutely cannot control myself in its presence! Haha :)

        • Sallyreplied on July 27th, 2012 at 11:02 am

          Lizzie, it is DEFINITELY a dangerous snack! Glad you liked the semi-sweet chips + milk chocolate chip version!

  26. #
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted July 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, this version of puppy chow looks amazing! I’m thinking I’ll be making this to take on our road trips during football season this fall–YUM!


  27. #
    Ashleyposted November 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I found this recipe a while ago and was saving it for my son’s first birthday party. Well, that was yesterday. This stuff is AMAZING. I’ve made puppy chow in the past, but remember it being really messy and time-consuming. This was neither! And oh, so delicious. I made it Saturday night for yesterday’s party, and made the mistake of having my husband taste it. I caught him later with his hand in the bag and said, “You didn’t even close the bag all the way!” He told me that’s because he wasn’t finished LOL. I ended up hiding it from him. Sweet success, Sally, thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on November 19th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Ashley! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a response and let me know how much you and your son loved this puppy chow! I know when I made it, I was completely obsessed with it! It is hard to put down! I wish someone hid it from me! I ate SO much of it this past summer when I made it. :)


      • Ashleyreplied on November 20th, 2012 at 10:02 am

        I did link back to your recipe, just so you know! I’m also making your nutella banana bread for Thanksgiving…hope it turns out as well as the puppy chow! My bananas are getting disgusting and brown as we speak LOL! http://smashedgirlfriday.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/canaans-mustache-bash/

        • Sallyreplied on November 20th, 2012 at 11:20 am

          wonderful! let me know how the nutella banana bread turns out. happy thanksgiving Ashley!

          • Ashleyreplied on November 20th, 2012 at 11:40 am

            I definitely will! Thanks, Sally, and a happy Thanksgiving to you! I’m sure your dessert spread will be AMAZING!

  28. #
    emily gposted December 18, 2012 at 1:33 am

    i just found this website, and im in love. where has this been for like my whole life….well, since i started baking anyways. SOOOO….im so excited to try this smores puppy chow, but, im not into peanut putter. at all. can i just omit it from the recipe? or do i need to substitute it for something else? more of another ingredient? etc? any suggestions??? thanks! :)))


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

      Hi Emily! You may leave out the peanut butter, yes. The resulting puppy chow may not have as many big chunks/clumps like the photos above though. I find that chocolate chips are hard to melt and get to be completely smooth and thin without the fat from the peanut butter, so I suggest using melting chocolate like the Wilton or Bakers brand. Thanks Emily and I hope you enjoy!


  29. #
    Lianaposted January 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    OMG IMM DYINGGG <3 ahh so good. if only I could afford to eat everything on this blog…. i can't but looking at these amazing pictures makes me feel like i can. :)


    • Sallyreplied on January 25th, 2013 at 5:57 am

      Hi Liana! Thank you so much. I love this puppy chow! Maybe you could treat yourself to one thing. :) And you should choose this stuff!


  30. #
    Luv What You Doposted January 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I have never made puppy chow with anything other than chex mix. I bet this is amazing and I love golden grahams. This will definitely be a new summer staple!


    • Sallyreplied on January 25th, 2013 at 6:14 am

      You must try it with golden grahams! It is AMAZING!


  31. #
    Brittanyposted January 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Wow. I am so glad I found this recipe. Just got done making a batch, and I foresee it not lasting very long! :)) Thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on January 27th, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Hi Brittany! I love this stuff. :) I’m glad you like it too! Thanks for letting me know. :)


  32. #
    Katieposted February 21, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I made these for a snack for the Super Bowl and they were such a hit! A good friend asked me to make cupcakes for her husband’s birthday party and immediately was excited to find a recipe on your blog. Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes!


    • Sallyreplied on February 21st, 2013 at 8:29 am

      That’s so wonderful Katie! Which cupcakes? I don’t think I could choose a favorite right now. I love this puppy chow too! =)


  33. #
    valposted March 30, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I think I’m in love with this recipe.


  34. #
    Lauraposted April 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I just made this for an event tonight, it is delicious and unfortunately addicting like most puppy chow!! Thank you for the recipe!


    • Sallyreplied on April 14th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      You are welcome! Thanks for reporting back, Laura!


  35. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Tasteposted April 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I ate Puppy Chow by the pound in my college sorority :) It was our go-to treat and this brought back so many amazing memories. Thanks for sharing!


  36. #
    Desireeposted August 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    We have a peanut allergy in our house. Anything we can sub for the peanut butter?


  37. #
    Sarahposted August 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Sooooo good!


  38. #
    Shainaposted September 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I made a version of s’mores puppy chow after being inspired by your creation…mine uses different ingredients, but still packs tons of the same amazing s’mores flavor that i’m sure yours does too! Thanks for the idea :)


    • Sallyreplied on September 13th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      I bet yours is delicious Shaina!


  39. #
    Marionposted December 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I just discovered your website today and I’ve been browsing. As a Puppy Chow addict, I almost had a stroke when I saw your many oh-so-yummy-looking versions. I’m DYING to try this one. Any ideas on a caramel version??


    • Sallyreplied on December 3rd, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Caramel puppy chow. That sounds pretty good Marion! I’m not sure how to go about that without it being so sticky. Maybe someday I’ll make a version though.


  40. #
    Marnie Holcombposted February 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I made these for the Super Bowl yesterday! These are EVIL! Sooooo yummy and so addicting!


  41. #
    Teresaposted March 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    This looks great for spring break! I shared it on my facebook group page. :-)


  42. #
    Sherriposted September 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Love your recipes!

    Just wondering if this “puppy chow” can be made without PB? there are no allergies here, but not much like for it either.

    Thanks for your time!


    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2014 at 8:30 am

      I’m sure it could, I just have never tried it this way before. I suspect you’ll need more chocolate to melt so each cereal piece is coated.


  43. #
    Allisonposted September 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Do you have a good recipe for the basic puppy chow other then what is on the chex box?? I made the smores one last night and it is addicting like all other puppy chows, yum!!!



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