S’mores Puppy Chow

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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. i just found this website, and im in love. where has this been for like my whole life….well, since i started baking anyways. SOOOO….im so excited to try this smores puppy chow, but, im not into peanut putter. at all. can i just omit it from the recipe? or do i need to substitute it for something else? more of another ingredient? etc? any suggestions??? thanks! :)))

    1. Hi Emily! You may leave out the peanut butter, yes. The resulting puppy chow may not have as many big chunks/clumps like the photos above though. I find that chocolate chips are hard to melt and get to be completely smooth and thin without the fat from the peanut butter, so I suggest using melting chocolate like the Wilton or Bakers brand. Thanks Emily and I hope you enjoy!

  2. OMG IMM DYINGGG <3 ahh so good. if only I could afford to eat everything on this blog…. i can't but looking at these amazing pictures makes me feel like i can. 🙂

    1. Hi Liana! Thank you so much. I love this puppy chow! Maybe you could treat yourself to one thing. 🙂 And you should choose this stuff!

  3. Wow. I am so glad I found this recipe. Just got done making a batch, and I foresee it not lasting very long! :)) Thank you!

  4. I made these for a snack for the Super Bowl and they were such a hit! A good friend asked me to make cupcakes for her husband’s birthday party and immediately was excited to find a recipe on your blog. Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes!

    1. That’s so wonderful Katie! Which cupcakes? I don’t think I could choose a favorite right now. I love this puppy chow too! =)

  5. I just made this for an event tonight, it is delicious and unfortunately addicting like most puppy chow!! Thank you for the recipe!

  6. I made a version of s’mores puppy chow after being inspired by your creation…mine uses different ingredients, but still packs tons of the same amazing s’mores flavor that i’m sure yours does too! Thanks for the idea 🙂

  7. I just discovered your website today and I’ve been browsing. As a Puppy Chow addict, I almost had a stroke when I saw your many oh-so-yummy-looking versions. I’m DYING to try this one. Any ideas on a caramel version??

    1. Caramel puppy chow. That sounds pretty good Marion! I’m not sure how to go about that without it being so sticky. Maybe someday I’ll make a version though.

  8. Love your recipes!

    Just wondering if this “puppy chow” can be made without PB? there are no allergies here, but not much like for it either.

    Thanks for your time!

    1. I’m sure it could, I just have never tried it this way before. I suspect you’ll need more chocolate to melt so each cereal piece is coated.

  9. Do you have a good recipe for the basic puppy chow other then what is on the chex box?? I made the smores one last night and it is addicting like all other puppy chows, yum!!!

  10. Made this today although I replaced the peanut butter with Nutella, it was amazing and a HUGE hit at the party. Everyone wanted the recipe!!!

  11. Omw!!! Why didn’t I think of this before! Thanks for the idea:)) just gained 20lbs looking at this recipe.
    O just made it and added pretzels…. adds a good kind of salted twist… super yummy!

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