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

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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’ 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’ 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.

Keywords: cookies n cream puppy chow, oreo puppy chow


  1. 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?

    1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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:))

    1. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

    1. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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 🙂

    1. Lola, it’s not boring at all! Traditional puppy chow is incredible. Here’s the recipe I use:

  11. 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?

    1. Hey Georgia! Yes, golden grahams would be just fine. In fact, I use golden grahams in this puppy chow recipe (it’s a favorite!):

  12. 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)_

    1. 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!

  13. 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?

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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 :)))

  17. I’m not seeing a difference between the “cookie” recipe and the “cream” recipe. You mention to mix the two together, are you just doubling the recipe and then adding the chopped oreos?

  18. Sally,
    This may be a silly question but I was wondering why you don’t mix both Chex mixes in the same bag when you’ve completed Recipes?


    1. Hi Judy! Simply because you don’t want the wet chocolate and wet white chocolate don’t mix. But it doesn’t make a HUGE difference if you want to shake it all up in 1 bag.

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