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s'mores puppy chow in a green bowl

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.

s'mores puppy chow in a green bowl

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.

s'mores 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. 😉

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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. 😉

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s'mores puppy chow in a green bowl

S’mores Puppy Chow

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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 confectioners’ sugar


  1. Pour confectioners’ 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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Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. I made these for the Super Bowl yesterday! These are EVIL! Sooooo yummy and so addicting!

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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!

  7. I have used this recipe since you published it here. I always direct anyone to Sally’s baking addiction because someone always wants to know. I’ve made many of your things but this is just such a perfect snack/treat for our household with 2 kids. Be safe during this crazy time! Regards ☀️

  8. Just made this with the Trader Joe’s version of Cinnamon Cereal and almond butter. We only used 1 c powdered sugar because the cereal is already very sweet. And Oh. My. Goodness. Kids (and I) are in heaven!! I’m allergic to peanut butter and was never able to enjoy Puppy Chow as a kid. I passed down the allergy, but there are so many options now – Our next batch will be with Cookie Butter :D.

    Your inspirations and creations are addicting – both reading and eating!

    1. Hi Jen, so glad that you love this snack mix! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate your kind words!

  9. I tried making this receipe and found that the chocolate and peanut butter mixture got too stiff to really coat the cereal. What did I do wrong?

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