Cookies ‘n’ Cream Puppy Chow

Or try my salted peanut Nutella 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.

Cookies 'n Cream Puppy Chow-6

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!


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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If you like Oreos as much as I do, you will flip for these recipes!

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  1. Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! on 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.

  2. [email protected] on July 26, 2013 at 8:09 am

    As if puppy chow alone wasn’t addicting enough!

  3. Chloe on July 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

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

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

      It would work, yes.

  4. Elia on 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

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Hi Elia! Here is a link to all of my 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.

      • Elia on July 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

        Thank you! 🙂

  5. Sabrina on 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! 🙂

  6. Abbie on 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… 🙂

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Sounds like you need to make it Abbie 🙂

  7. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen on 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!

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Some readers thought it was dog food before! Thanks Stacy 🙂

  8. Tieghan on 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!

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

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

  9. sally on July 26, 2013 at 9:06 am

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

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks on 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 🙂

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

      White chocolate and PB puppy chow sounds absolutely incredible. 🙂

  11. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen on 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!

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

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

  12. Jennifer @ Peranut Butter and Peppers on 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!!

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

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

  13. Eva @ Eva Bakes on July 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

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

  14. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) on 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

  15. Sophie on July 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Love puppy chow! This version looks insaaaane 🙂

  16. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar on July 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

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

  17. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on July 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I love all your different variations of puppy chow!

  18. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on July 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

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

  19. Karly on 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.

  20. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on July 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

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

  21. [email protected] on July 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

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

  22. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on 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!

  23. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) on 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!

  24. Blanca on July 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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

  25. Laura on July 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

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

  26. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry on 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.

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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

  27. Lakshmi on 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

    • Sally on July 26, 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.

  28. aimee @ like mother like daughter on 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!

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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

  29. Jamie @lifelovelemons on 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.

  30. Gloria // Simply Gloria on 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! (=

    • Sally on July 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

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



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