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

Yield: 6 cups

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


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


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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84 Responses to “Cookies ‘n’ Cream Puppy Chow.”

  1. #
    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!


    • 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!


  2. #
    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


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

      That would certainly work. Enjoy!


  3. #
    Mercedesposted July 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Another great version of such a great snack!


  4. #
    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!


  5. #
    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!


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

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


  6. #
    Nutmeg Nannyposted July 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

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


  7. #
    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!


  8. #
    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 🙂


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

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


  9. #
    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!


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

      Thanks Kelly!


  10. #
    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?


  11. #
    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?


  12. #
    Carolposted March 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    This is called puppy chow is it for dogs?


    • 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.


  13. #
    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)_


    • 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!


  14. #
    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?


    • 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.


  15. #
    Erinposted November 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Just made these! These are fantastic! My boyfriend loves them, and that’s saying something bc he does not like sweets. Great recipe Sal!


  16. #
    Milliposted December 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Love the cookies and cream idea! I’ve made peanut butter ones for gifts before but it was called “people chow”. I really need to try this version.


  17. #
    Lindaposted April 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    These are very good. I think I like the cream the best by itself…but don’t plan on eating them separately


  18. #
    Samia Houleposted December 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Hello Sally! Can we use something else for the shortening in the Chex munchies? Like butter? Thank you

    PS: I’m Canadian from Montreal and I’ve been using your recipes in my family for years now. You are amazing. Real butter. Real cream. Real everything. That’s what REAL pastry is all about :)))


    • Sallyreplied on December 8th, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Vegetable or canola oil works like a charm instead of shortening.


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