With just a few simple swaps, you can make the traditional muddy buddies / puppy chow recipe SO much cleaner. Opt for extra dark or stevia-sweetened chocolate, natural peanut butter, and try making your own powdered sugar with coconut sugar or stevia!
1 1/2 cups chex cereal
1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice (milk, dark, dairy-free, etc.)
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 Tbsp powdered coconut sugar (see below)
3 Tbsp powdered peanut butter
Powdered Coconut Sugar:
1 Tbsp arrowroot starch or corn starch
1 cup coconut sugar
Add 1 cup coconut sugar and 1 Tbsp arrowroot/corn starch to a blender and blend to make powdered coconut sugar. (Package and store leftover powdered coconut sugar to use in other recipes!)
To a bowl, add 3 Tbsp powdered coconut sugar and 3 Tbsp powdered peanut butter and mix to combine.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler until smooth.
Stir in peanut butter. Remove from heat.
Add Chex cereal and stir to coat.
Sprinkle with powdered peanut butter and powdered coconut sugar mixture and toss to coat.
Store in the fridge (if you don’t devour it all at once).
Yields ~2½ cups puppy chow.
*Nutrition calculated using 60% dark chocolate chips.
Per ¼ cup: 1g fiber | 7g sugars
Serving: 1/4 cup
10 servings servings