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

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 and 1/2 cups marshmallows
  • 6 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 and 1/2 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



  1. Laura Dembowski on 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!

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust on 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. Cassie on July 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Very fun idea, Sally! I love puppy chow!

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

    You have officially become a guilty pleasure.

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Haha thanks Emma!

  5. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) on 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!

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Those pb “death bars” sound incredible Liz!

  6. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel on 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!

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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

  7. Eliana on 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!

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks on 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!

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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

  9. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on July 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    This idea is genius! I love s’mores ANYTHING 🙂

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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

  10. [email protected] on July 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you Jessica!

  11. cm jackson on 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!

    • Sally on July 19, 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 On on July 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    You’re killing me, Sally.

  13. Tony @ Swanson on 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.

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      That’d be my order too!

  14. Living The Sweet Life on 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.

    • Sally on July 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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

  15. M. @ Stuffed Grapes on 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!

    • Sally on July 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

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

  16. Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board on 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!

    • Sally on July 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Thanks Natalie! It’s definitely dangerous stuff! 😉

  17. Julie @ Table for Two on 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. Mercedes on July 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

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

  19. Sabrina on 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) on 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 Chef on 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 Seconds on 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 Life on 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 Do on July 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

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

  25. Lizzie on 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! 🙂

    • Sally on July 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

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

      • Lizzie on July 27, 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 🙂

      • Sally on July 27, 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 Girl on 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!

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  29. Ashley on 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!

    • Sally on November 19, 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. 🙂

      • Ashley on November 20, 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/

      • Sally on November 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

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

      • Ashley on November 20, 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!

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