Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

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. 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!

  2. 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. Very fun idea, Sally! I love puppy chow!

  4. You have officially become a guilty pleasure.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

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

  11. 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!

    • 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. You’re killing me, Sally.

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

    All look amazing.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

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

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

  25. 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! 🙂

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

      • 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 🙂

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

  26. 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. 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!

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