Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

I’ve been working on a bucket list for awhile now.  It is and forever will be ever-changing with things being added and hopefully crossed off.  Nothing has been crossed off of it yet, perhaps because the things on it are pretty hard to accomplish, perhaps because I haven’t been pushing hard enough to get them done.  But with the New Year just having dawned, I want to start crossing some things off.  In order to make myself more accountable for this list and to share more of my biggest and most personal hopes and dreams for my life with you, I present my bucket list.  I’ll update you as I add things and complete things, but for now, here is my bucket list.

Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

  • Go to the North American International Auto Show charity preview
  • Have a novel published
  • Win an Oscar
  • Have 100,000 followers on Twitter
  • Get 1,000,000 visits to my blog in one month
  • Get 100,000 Likes on Facebook
  • Fly on a private plane
  • Live in California
  • Have a haute couture dress made for me
  • Cook duck
  • Make ice cream
  • Go on a first date with a great guy
  • Have a first kiss with a great guy
  • Own a pet
  • Have a really good friend
  • Go to the Olympics
  • Throw a fabulous party
  • See the ocean
  • Sing karaoke
  • Go to a nightclub
  • Go to the Super Bowl
  • Experience a small earthquake
  • Make a wish on a shooting star
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Walk in a fashion show
  • Be a guest on a talk show
  • Guest star on a TV show
  • Design a nail polish color
  • Design a Christmas village building for Department 56
  • Be a contestant on Jeopardy
  • Make enough money so Dad can retire
  • Design a new house

Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Quite a list, isn’t it?  Wish me luck in accomplishing them and if you can help in any way it would mean the world to me.  Maybe you can spread the word about my blog and Twitter?  Please?

So Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow wasn’t exactly on my bucket list, though if I hadn’t made homemade peanut butter, it might have made an appearance, but it is amazing.  This is my favorite puppy chow yet with its serious peanut butter flavor.  If you love peanut butter this is for you.  Super crunchy cereal is coated in peanut butter, I used homemade, but any kind will do, and Reese’s Peanut Butter chips.  Some crushed Reese’s Pieces are then added for extra peanut butter punch and a little more crunch, and all of it is fully coated in confectioners’ sugar.  Even better is that this is a super easy, no bake recipe.  You’ll be munching on this treat in under ten minutes . . . and then you won’t be able to stop.  Crunchy, creamy, sweet, salty, peanut buttery.  The big clumps are my favorite part.  This is the first post of peanut butter week.  So make a batch of peanut butter or pick up a jar of your favorite brand and get ready to bake!  Grab a handful of Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow and make a bucket list of your very own because life’s too short to waste even a moment.

Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

4.9 from 12 reviews
Triple Peanut Butter Puppy Chow
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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (Here’s my recipe for homemade)
  • 1 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter chips
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Reese’s Pieces, coarsely chopped or crushed
  • 5-6 cups Corn Chex
  • 3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, place peanut butter and chips. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted. Stir in vanilla. Add Reese’s Pieces and 4 cups of cereal. Stir to fully coat in the peanut butter mixture. Add more cereal, 1 cup at a time, until there is not too much gooey peanut butter in the bowl, but the mixture is not dry. I used about 6 cups of cereal. I do not recommend using more than that.
  2. Pour sugar, 1 cup at a time, onto cereal. Stirring and adding more sugar as needed until it is fully coated. How thick the coating of sugar depends on your preferences. I used 4 cups. Puppy chow may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. I do not recommend freezing this recipe.



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  1. One of my favorite snacks just got even better! This Peanut Butter Chow is one that I will have to make. When there is no baking involved, this is where I can capitalize! 🙂 Thanks

  2. Good luck on your bucket list. I’m sure you will achieve them! You have to have dreams.
    This puppy chow is so addictive. Love peanut butter and the crunch of the cereal. Hard to stop eating it.

    • All puppy chow is so addictive, but there’s something about this one that is especially so. I’m hoping this year I will for sure have some success with my bucket list.

  3. I need this in my life. I thought cake batter puppy chow was a s good as it gets, but I was wrong!

    • Thank you so much, Erin! I’ve never had cake batter puppy chow, but I can tell you this version is so amazing. I know I will make it over and over again.

  4. Yessss peanut buttery goodnesssss!

    I love your bucket list, there’s a few things on there I’d like to accomplish as well (let’s win our Oscars together, shall we? :P)

  5. I would have gone for it right away, had I all the ingredients at home.
    As to your bucket list, hm, I think some of those things are really hard to achieve, but I guess I could help you out with one or two of those points. Have a guess which one …

    right, Making Ice cream. That’s not so hard, with condensed milk you can do a kind of no churn ice cream …
    … well, then I could also give you my pet rabbit, but I guess that wouldn’t work out …

    • Thanks for visiting, Chris! I hope you pick up all the ingredients and make this. Thanks for the bucket list support. I think the ice cream is the easiest and hopefully I’ll be crossing it off very soon 🙂

  6. Wow, I loved these more than the regular puppy chow! I will definately be makin some of this!!! Thanks for the awesome treat Laura 🙂

  7. The only thing better than puppy chow is triple peanut butter puppy chow.

  8. Anything triple PB will do it for me!

    • Thanks, Natalie! I hadn’t baked with peanut butter in awhile, but then I made all these yummy recipes with it and now I’m craving more pb 🙂

  9. This was very good, I’ll be trying this one soon.

  10. I’ve never made this!
    LOL It’s funny as hell because everyone has and not me.

    • You have to try making puppy chow! I know you would love it, and I’m sure you’d put some fantastic and creative spin on it 🙂

  11. I LOVE your list! I can’t wait to watch you work your way through all of those amazing milestones. BTW, I’d love to be at the Olympics so save me a seat and I’m sure you could make some incredible ice cream soon : ) As for the puppy chow, you know how i love it and someone when I made my homemade PB I didn’t turn it into puppy chow. Big mistake! I will have to add this to my dessert bucket list!

    • Thanks for the support on my list! It would be so cool if we went to the Olympics together 🙂 You would love this puppy chow. The homemade pb totally makes it.

  12. This looks wonderful and so does your maple glazed oatmeal cake. I am hungry for them right now; I look forward to giving them a try. I realized that I missed your comment on my blog last month… thanks for stopping by.. sorry I missed you. Your blog looks fun, and I can see I will enjoy browsing through it. Your bucket list is great by the way…
    The second to last one is my favorite 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks, Pam, and thanks for visiting 🙂 Your kind comments about my blog made my day! Dad retiring is an important item on my bucket list . . . I bet it’s his favorite too.

  13. Good luck with your list! I always feel that putting things on my blog makes me more accountable, so hopefully you’ll get some of these accomplished in 2013!!

    This puppy chow looks awesome. Who doesn’t love bites of sugary peanut butter??

    • Thanks, Joanne! I am really hoping 2013 is the year that the bucket list has many items crossed off. The puppy chow is awesome with all the clumps of pb and sugar.

  14. This is really so delish!!! I love these PB treats….

  15. That is an amazing bucket list!! I admire your lofty goals–if you don’t dream big now, when will you? That’s actually something I have trouble with–aiming high. I tend to get stuck in the routine of things. But I hope you achieve all of yours 🙂 And absolutely amazing looking puppy chow!

    • Thank you so much, Erika! You should try to set some goals for yourself. When I was in grade school many of my teachers had a sign that read something along the lines of if you shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.

  16. Making ice cream is also on my bucket list! And, I have a feeling you’ll get a lot of those items crossed off this year!!!

    Ahhhhh, I am drooling like a puppy over this puppy chow, it’s just so perfect for me. I am such a peanut-butter-aholic. 😀

    • Thanks, Ruby! I hope I get to cross a lot of things off. Ice cream might be first. If you love peanut butter, I know you would love this puppy chow 🙂

  17. This puppy chow looks yummy! Best of luck with your ambitious bucket list! I’ll cross my fingers that you’ll begin crossing them off one-by-one. We share quite a few, including noveling! (I’m on the agent search as well – not fun!)

    Just liked you on FB!

    • Thanks, Jessie, and thanks for visiting 🙂 It’s so fun to meet another blogger who writes! Finding an agent may be one of the least fun tasks on the planet. Thanks for the Facebook like!

  18. it was like eating potato chips,cant eat just one, very good.

    • I totally agree, Sal. I was eating it the other night and had to put the bag away to stop! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  19. Great stuff, love the taste while not being to sweet. Great job !!!!

  20. I love your list! I also really love that second photo – it’s so pretty! Puppy chow is one of my favorite things ever – I am a mess after I’m done with it, but it’s so good that I just don’t care. I think I am going to go make my culinary bucket list…it sounds like a fun idea. 🙂 Thanks again for the inspiration!

    • Thanks, Sydney! I put some stuff on the cutting board to be in the background of my photos, but when I moved the bowl I thought the board still looked so beautiful that I snapped a pic. I’m a mess after I make or eat puppy chow, but it’s so worth it. I hope you do make a list, and then I hope you get to cross some things off 🙂

  21. Good list and good puppy chow.

  22. I keep meaning to write out a bucket list and yours has inspired me to begin one immediately 🙂 This will be your year, I have no doubt that you will be able to mark off some of those items. As for the triple peanut butter puppy chow – it was ridiculously good, I just wish it had a different name. The name puppy chow makes me think of the food that we give to Winston and Stella. Your puppy chow was a really great mix of textures and tastes. Thank you for sharing!

    • I hope you do write a bucket list, Jessica! Thank you for all of your words of encouragement. I’m so glad you enjoyed the puppy chow. The version with chocolate is sometimes called Muddy Buddies, but it doesn’t really fit for my recipes.

  23. Cool list! From winning an Oscar to cooking a duck! I experienced many earthquakes – you don’t want that on your list! And the peanut butter puppy chow looks so good! Can you imagine I’ve never had it? By the way, I just posted a recipe for black cod with balsamic braised shallots – I remember you’ve been thinking about buying black cod ….

    • Thanks, Julia! You have to give puppy chow a try – I know you’ll love it. Thanks for letting my know about the black cod recipe. I’ll go check it out 🙂

  24. This is a snack that is good by the handful or by the bag. The powder sugar topping is light and makes for a great combination of flavors in each bite.Just be sure to make enough when you go to the Super Bowl and throw that fabulous party…there’s two more off the bucket list!

  25. Great peanut butter flavor, not too sweet but rich and delicious. I was amazed at the different ingredients you used to improve this all time favorite recipe, only problem is you can’t get enough of it!

  26. stan the man says:

    Even this old dog likes a treat once in a while, and this puppy chow was scrumptious!
    Sweets are great, but duck sounds better…”Peking” perhaps? Looking forward to more great tastes in the new year.

    • I’m so glad you liked it, Stan! I can’t wait to try cooking duck. I’m debated whether to pan roast breasts or oven roast a whole duck. Of course, whatever I do, it will end up on the blog 🙂

  27. Hank Dluge says:

    Damn this stuff is messy but you have me barking for puppy chow!!!!!! LOL
    I love this treat, thank you so much sending it to me.

  28. OK I feel silly asking this question after reading everyone’s comments on how good this is …but…where’s the recipe? How do I put it all together?

    • Thanks for visiting, RGW! I was having some trouble with my recipes yesterday, but now they are back up and running. You’ll find the recipe in the post. I know you’ll really enjoy this recipe. So sorry for any inconvenience!

  29. Anything with peanut butter, Reese’s pieces, Corn Chex, and confectioners sugar is going to be great.
    Thanks again.


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