Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow {Recipe}

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

I love love love peanut butter.  But sadly, I don’t get to have it very often.  Raileigh and Darren are both highly allergic to peanuts.  Simply smelling peanut butter makes Darren feel sick.

That being said, sometimes I just have to sneak in a little peanut butter.  It’s good alone, but mixed with chocolate— it just goes to a whole other level.

One day while Darren was at work and Raileigh was off reading in her room, I decided to use on of my favorite candies– Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups– to make a fresh batch of puppy chow.

Y’all… wow.  There are no words to describe how truly delicious this puppy chow it.  It’s got chocolate, it’s got peanut butter, and it tastes just like a Reese’s.  I made a small batch since I’m the only one who can eat it in my house.  Feel free to double or triple the recipe to accommodate more people.

You’re going to need to make some.

reese's puppy chow

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow


  • 2 Cups Rice Chex
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 25 MINI Unwrapped Reese’s Cups*
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup Powdered Sugar

*It would be perfectly fine to use another size of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’ll just need to adjust the amount you use.  BUT– I do recommend using the mini cups because the chocolate to peanut butter ratio is PERFECT.

Start by placing your Rice Chex in a large mixing bowl and set aside.  In a small saucepan, add the butter and the mini Reese’s Cups.  Over low heat, melt the mixture together.  You’ll want to stir very frequently to ensure the mixture doesn’t scorch.  Scorched chocolate does not taste good– believe me.

Once the mixture is adequately melted, carefully pour it over the Rice Chex.  Using a rubber spatula, carefully stir the mixture to evenly disperse the melted chocolate.

Now, pour the powdered sugar over the cereal mixture, again using the rubber spatula to carefully mix everything together.

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That’s it.

You have a super simple, super tasty bowl of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow.



  1. Stephie says:

    I love puppychow and make it frequently, I can’t wait to try this recipe! One tip I can share is try using a bowl with a tight fitting lid and instead of mixing the sugar with the rubber spatula just add it into the bowl and shake with the lid on!

  2. Sarah says:

    I have to swing by the grocery store after my appointment tomorrow and I’m adding rice chex and mini cups to my list. I must make this (and then hide it from my son, lol)!

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