Cookies ‘n Cream Puppy Chow.

Crunchy puppy chow/Muddy Buddies coated in chocolate and white chocolate, then smothered with crushed Oreos. Addicting!

Muddy Buddies coated in chocolate and white chocolate, then smothered with crushed Oreos. Addicting!

Warning. This recipe is dangerously addicting. It is physically impossible to STOP eating bite by bite by bite. Before you know it, the entire batch will be gone. I speak (type?) from experience.

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you must already know that I adore eating puppy chow (aka Muddy Buddies).  I have made 6 puppy chow recipes so far, and I do not plan to stop anywhere in the near future. PS: puppy chow is NOT dog food. I’ve had to explain that to a few readers in the past.

I made today’s version earlier this week. I brought it to Kevin’s family’s house on Wednesday night when we had crabs, beer, and ice cream cake for his sisters birthday. They could NOT get enough of it, especially Kevin’s niece. If you like Oreos, cookies ‘n cream flavored treats, and rich chocolate goodness, this stuff is for you.

Muddy Buddies coated in chocolate and white chocolate, then smothered with crushed Oreos. Addicting!

Just like all of my puppy chow recipes, today’s version requires no baking at all. That’s right, give your oven (and yourself!) a rest.  It’s too hot out! There are 5 ingredients in this recipe.  Yes, five.  And you may just have them all in your pantry right now.

You’ll need 2 small bowls and 2 giant bowls.  The small bowls will be for melting your semi-sweet chocolate and your white chocolate. Yep, there are two different chocolates needed. You are making a “cookies” version of puppy chow and a “cream” version of puppy chow.

You will need 6 oz of each chocolate. I like to use Ghirardelli White Chocolate and Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate. Each bar is 4 oz, so you need 1.5. I add a teaspoon of shortening to each bowl when I melt the chocolates, thinning them out slightly so they are pourable over the Chex cereal.

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Fill each of your large bowls with 3 cups of Chex cereal.  Pour the melted white chocolate over one, semi-sweet over the other. Gently stir. You want to avoid crushing the cereal at all costs.  Make sure you have 2 nice big bowls to do the mixing or else your counter will be covered in chocolate-y cereal.  Which doesn’t sound so bad. ;)

You’ll need 8 crushed Oreos.  Grind them up in your blender or food processor until they resemble a fine crumb.  They will coat your cereal squares, along with confectioners’ sugar. Pour the crushed Oreos and sugar into two large zipped-top bags.  Add the white chocolate cereal mixture to one, the semi-sweet chocolate cereal mixture to the other.  Shake shake shake! Shake shake shake! Shake your cereal.

There, you’re done. It takes about 10 minutes.

Muddy Buddies coated in chocolate and white chocolate, then smothered with crushed Oreos. Addicting!

Which version will you like better? The cookies or the cream? I like to eat one of each square at a time because it’s too hard to pick a favorite.

This new version of puppy chow stays nice and crunchy for days. If it will last that long! Does anyone else think that puppy chow should be illegal? For how easy it is to make and how addicting it is to eat – it should be a crime. Totally not bikini friendly, but totally worth every chocolate-y bite. I speak from experience when I say that “one bite” of today’s sweet snack is not enough. “One taste” is not enough.  “One small bowl” is not enough.  Heck, even a huge bowl is not enough. Trust me, you will NOT be able to put this stuff down.

CRAZY good.

 

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Cookies 'n Cream Puppy Chow

Crunchy puppy chow/Muddy Buddies coated in chocolate and white chocolate, then smothered with crushed Oreos. Addicting!

Yield: 6 cups

Ingredients:

Cookies Puppy Chow

  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate squares (or chocolate chips)
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 4 Oreos, crushed into a fine crumb
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar

Cream Puppy Chow

  • 6 oz white chocolate squares (or white chocolate chips)
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 4 Oreos, crushed into a fine crumb
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar

Directions:

Begin by crushing 8 Oreos into a fine crumb using a blender or food processor. Add half of the Oreos to one large zipped-top bag, and half of the Oreos into a 2nd large zipped-top bag. Add 2/3 cup of confectioners' sugar to each bag. Set aside.

Set out two large bowls. One for the "cookies" version and one for the "cream" version. Pour three cups of Chex cereal into each bowl. Set aside.

You will need two small bowls. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate and shortening together in one bowl using the microwave. Melt in 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Mine took 1 minute total. Repeat with white chocolate & shortening in a separate bowl.

Pour semi-sweet chocolate over 1 bowl of cereal, white chocolate over the second bowl of cereal. Stir gently to coat each. You do not want to break the cereal up. Pour the mixtures each into the reserved zipped-top bags. Seal the bags and shake until all the cereal is coated with the sugar/Oreo mixture. Discard excess powder and enjoy. Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

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79 Responses to “Cookies ‘n Cream Puppy Chow.”

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted July 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

    You are totally the queeeeen of puppy chow! I need this version in my life ASAP! Love it.

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    steph@stephsbitebybiteposted July 26, 2013 at 8:09 am

    As if puppy chow alone wasn’t addicting enough!

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    Chloeposted July 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I think sugar free dark chocolate has more flavor. Do you think that will work?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 8:32 am

      It would work, yes.

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    Eliaposted July 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Hi Sally,

    That looks absolutely delicious!! I’ve never had Puppy Chow (German girl living in London, lots of things are new to me ;-)) I am going to a bbq tomorrow and it’s insanely hot over here at the moment. I’m on dessert-duty and was wondering if you could recommend any of your recipes that are summery, easy to transport and won’t melt away withing seconds? :-) I had a look through the website, but got a little lost looking at all the wonderful pictures … Puppy Chow sounds great as well (although I’m not sure what to sub for the cereal you’re using)
    Any help is much appreciated!

    Lots of love xx

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Hi Elia! Here is a link to all of my no-bake recipes. http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/category/no-bake-recipes/

      Take a peek through all of them to see what would be best. Do you have Crispex cereal? You could use that instead of the Chex.

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      • Eliareplied on July 26th, 2013 at 8:54 am

        Thank you! :-)

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    Sabrinaposted July 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I’m a sucker for Puppy Chow!!! You are killing me with all these awesome flavors!!! I want to make them all and then sit in a floatie in a pool and eat and eat and eat! :)

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    Abbieposted July 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Yum!! This looks soo good. Puppy Chow is an addictive snack. x)
    This recipe is so tempting, especially since I have a box of Chex cereal sitting in my kitchen cabinet… :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Sounds like you need to make it Abbie :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted July 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Girl, you are one dangerous woman! This version of puppy chow (so funny you still have to explain it’s not dog food to readers, LOL) looks krazy-killer addicting! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Some readers thought it was dog food before! Thanks Stacy :)

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    Tieghanposted July 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

    You are for sure the puppy chow queen!! Every last puppy chow recipe you have is addicting an this one looks and sound no different!! I mean cookies ‘n’ cream??? Whoa baby that sounds incredible. I could totally she eating the whole batch in one sitting and I KNOW for a fact my Oreo loving brother would beg me for this. Maybe when he visits over Christmas I will make this for him…….but by them your are probably going to have another puppy chow that I feel I will HAVE to make!

    Looks awesome, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Just make them all, Tieghan! But seriously make this for him. He’d love it if he loves Oreos!

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    sallyposted July 26, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Yum! Love Oreos and Oreo puppy chow is a very dangerous combo! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted July 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

    It looks insanely good! You asked, “Which version will you like better?” While I do love Oreos and the cookies half of the duo, my vote is for the cream/white chocolate half! I cannot resist white choc.

    I have a few versions of white choc puppy chow but they always involve PB. I love that this is a true cookies & cream – I bet the flavor pairing just plays off each other so well. Until the whole bowl. Batch. Is.Gone. Big hit with this one :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 9:42 am

      White chocolate and PB puppy chow sounds absolutely incredible. :)

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    Katy @ Katy's Kitchenposted July 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Puppy chow is still on my list to make! I’ve been getting into cookies and cream flavoured things recently so I really like your idea here. I don’t like eating oreos by themselves, but in treats? I’m totally on board! Love your link-ups!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 9:43 am

      You have to try it, Katy! So darn tasty and addicting!

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    Jennifer @ Peranut Butter and Peppersposted July 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I think it’s funny you had to explain that Puppy Chow is not dog food! lol It looks amazing! Love cookies and cream combo! Yummy!!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Some people have truly asked it if it is dog food!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakesposted July 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Looks great, Sally! I might have to serve this at our next party!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress)posted July 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    yesssssss!!!! LOOOVE. I love cookies n cream and puppy chow so YUMMERS!

    I cannot believe how silly people are, obviously this is not dog food lol

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    Sophieposted July 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Love puppy chow! This version looks insaaaane :)

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugarposted July 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Love it! So yummy!! Puppy chow fan here too and I love anything oreo!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted July 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I love all your different variations of puppy chow!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted July 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

    this sounds so great, sally! the white chocolate…amazing!!!

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    Karlyposted July 26, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Danger, danger! I’m going to be eating these til I can’t fit another chex in my belly.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted July 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Cookies and cream anything makes me giddy, but this looks fabulous!

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    marcie@flavorthemomentsposted July 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I wouldn’t be able to stop eating these…I just love cookies ‘n cream anything!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girlposted July 26, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Puppy Chow is on my list of things to try, and this version might be the first one I try. It sounds perfect!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)posted July 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Looks like I need to pick up some oreos… these seem perfect for my guy’s party this weekend!

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    Blancaposted July 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I love this¡ please could you put the recipe also in grams:) thancks:)

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    Lauraposted July 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    You’ve made puppy chow even more fun and delicious as if that was possible!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted July 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Why? oh why? have I not made puppy chow yet? That needs to change with this recipe. Cookies’n Cream is my favorite flavor.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      You have to make puppy chow, Nicole! It’s unreal! And you’d love this kind.

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    Lakshmiposted July 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Hi, I live in London and sadly I cannot find the Crispix either, can I substitute it with Nestle’s Shreddies instead? Thanks

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      I’ve never had the shreddies before, but from just looking at a picture, I believe it would be ok to use.

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    aimee @ like mother like daughterposted July 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    seriously genius. i love puppy chow. i mean who doesn’t? and have been meaning to try new flavors. this might just be the recipe to start with!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      You have to try this version if you love puppy chow, Aimee!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemonsposted July 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Oh my… I think if I make this I’m going to have to be prepared to eat the whole batch.

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    Gloria // Simply Gloriaposted July 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Okay…already know these are very dangerous! Dangerously delicious, that is! I’m so excited, bcz I already have all of the ingredients in the pantry. See, other people (especially out here in Utah) plan a food storage for emergencies…with me, my emergency is making sure my baking pantry is fully stocked! (=

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Haha! The baking pantry is the most important in my opinion. ;) Thanks Gloria!

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    Haleyposted July 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Funny, I call this “monkey munch” instead of puppy chow. But it looks delicious!

    Do you ever make anything with chocolate ganache?

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    Sarahposted July 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    White chocolate and cookies/cream anything are my weaknesses. Just the picture did it for me.. I jumped in the car to the grocery store before even reading this entire post. I usually use a make shift double boiler to melt the chocolate.. What if I don’t have shortening to melt with the chocolate.. Can I melt it on its own in the microwave or should I add some butter?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Sarah – you can melt it on its own, but it will not be thinned out and could be too thick to mix with the cereal. You could try a teaspoon of butter or even coconut oil.

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted July 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Yes, I’m voting that puppy chow should be illegal…every time I make it, I basically eat the entire batch myself. ;-) And this version? Holy smokes, I love it, Sally!

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    Jenn@eatcakefordinnerposted July 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    What an awesome version!! Yummo.

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    Amyposted July 26, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Ohmygosh Sally, I do the SAME thing! I eat flavors separately — my mom even bought me one of those children’s plates with dividers for each section last Christmas! Love how cute (and sweet) your puppy chow looks. And for the record… If we’re talking JUST about Oreos (and not “cookies ‘n cream” desserts), the cookie is definitely my favorite part! ;)

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted July 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I love puppy chow so much. I just made some today and I’m sitting on my hands to not devour the entire bag! I am in love with this version Sally!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted July 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Puppy chow is the best! I’ve only made it once before but I’m sure that’ll change very soon. I could seriously just munch on these all day!

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    Jeannine DiBartposted July 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Just finished making this for my daughter to take to her friend’s house for movie night—–amazing!!! I am so glad I’m getting it out of the house because I could easily eat the entire bowl! Keep the puppy chow recipes coming; we’ll never tire of it in our home:))

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    • Sallyreplied on July 27th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      So happy you love this, Jeannine! And perfect for kids, too. It’s dangerously addicting. I need to get it out of the house too!

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchenposted July 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This looks incredible! I’m constantly amazed at all the different flavors you think to make out of puppy chow- you’re like how Averie is with peanut butter!

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    Jaclynposted July 28, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I love that you did a chocolate version and a cream version – when I made them I only did the white one and they were sooo good but I need to try them your way next time!

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    Katieposted July 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Sally! Thank you so much for this blog; I know you must put a lot of hard work into it! I’ve been baking like a fiend lately–and all recipes from your website! Can’t tell you how thrilled my family has been to eat everything. Your chocolate chip cookie recipe is my new favorite :) :) And my parents LOVED the super crumb coffee cake on a lazy Saturday! It was gone by noon!

    Anyway, I am a huge fan of puppy chow and cookies ‘n cream, so I will be making this recipe very soon :) I’ll let you know how it goes!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 28th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Katie, I’m so glad that you love my website and all the recipes so far! That crumb cake is my favorite breakfast. One of them at least! Thank you so much for your kind words and reporting back to me!

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    nicoleposted July 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    What about making these with the new vanilla chex? Vanilla chex are on sale with coupons! lol

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    • Sallyreplied on July 28th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      That would certainly work. Enjoy!

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    Mercedesposted July 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Another great version of such a great snack!

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    Luv What You Doposted July 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    You know I LOVE me some puppy chow! I made an amazing Biscoff puppy chow for this past weekend. Somehow I’ve never tried cookies in cream but that is one of my fave flavors!

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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted July 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The cream ones remind me of those white chocolate fudge oreos!! I used to be (well, still am…who am I kidding?) obsessed with those, and whenever they came out around the holidays, I would end up eating an entire bag in…well, not a very long period of time. These would be so dangerous in my house!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Seriously LOVE those white chocolate fudge oreos! Haven’t had one in awhile.

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    Nutmeg Nannyposted July 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Yes! This definitely needs a warning label ;) I love puppy chow!

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted August 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I love anything involving Oreos or cookies ‘n cream, so this sounds like puppy chow/muddy buddies from heaven to me! Definitely saving this recipe to try soon!

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    Shainaposted August 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I saw Chex Mix cookies and cream muddy buddys today while I was in Target and immediately thought of you and this recipe…I was so tempted to buy it, but then decided against it and will make my own instead :)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 9th, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Haha! Yes, homemade is much better. And cheaper, too!

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    Kellyposted September 21, 2013 at 1:29 am

    The recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. If it tastes only half as good as it looks then it will be a real winner!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 22nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks Kelly!

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    Lolaposted January 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Hi! As boring as this may seem, do you have a recipe for the original/traditional puppy chow?

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    Georgiaposted January 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Hey Sally! I absoluely love your recipies and I’ve been dying to try your puppy chows but I live in Spain and we don’t have chex cereal (or Cripix). Do you think it could work with Golden Grahams?

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    Carolposted March 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    This is called puppy chow is it for dogs?

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    • Sallyreplied on March 16th, 2014 at 6:26 am

      No, it’s a snack mix for humans. Puppy chow is also called muddy buddies or a sweet version of chex mix.

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    Michelleposted March 24, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Hey, Sally! I wanted to let you know that the formatting on this recipe looks a little messed up. I don’t think it would be a browser issue or anything since none of your others look weird to me. Part of it looks like this:

    !Cookies Puppy Chow
    6 oz semi-sweet chocolate squares _(or chocolate chips)_

    !Cream Puppy Chow
    6 oz white chocolate squares _(or white chocolate chips)_

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    • Sallyreplied on March 24th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Oh goodness! Thanks for letting me know Michelle. I’ve recently reformatted my recipes. So I was unaware this one looked funky. Thanks so much!

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    Robinposted May 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Hi Sally,

    When you crush Oreo cookies for your recipe such as this puppy chow or the skinny cookie and cream smoothie, do you crush the icing part of the cookie as well? Also, do you have any idea if I can freeze Oreo cookies to save for use in future recipes?

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    • Sallyreplied on May 7th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Yep, crush the entire cookie (cream and cookie) – and yes, I freeze Oreos all the time.

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