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Vegan Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies

The best vegan puppy chow aka muddy buddies recipe! This classic favorite Christmas dessert is made without any dairy. 

puppy chow in a bowl

Whether you grew up calling it puppy chow or muddy buddies, I think we can all agree that we have all made this classic favorite Christmas dessert over the years. 

Today I’m sharing a twist on this childhood staple for friends and loved ones who can’t have dairy. 

This recipe tastes just like the puppy chow you grew up eating, but it is made with dairy free chocolate chips and vegan butter, making it vegan!

Just 5 ingredients and a few minutes stand between you and a batch of this homemade vegan puppy chow recipe!

ingredients to make vegan puppy chow

  • rice chex cereal 
  • dairy free chocolate chips
  • creamy peanut butter
  • vegan butter 
  • powdered sugar
ingredients to make muddy buddies

how to make vegan puppy chow

Step 1: melt the dairy free chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vegan butter in a microwave safe bowl until smooth.

Step 2: In a large bowl, add the rice chex, and pour the chocolate peanut butter mixture over the top.

Step 3: Gently stir the mixture over the cereal until the rice chex is coated in the melted chocolate peanut butter sauce.

Step 4: transfer the muddy buddy mixture to gallon sized ziploc bags and add the powdered sugar, shaking well until coated. 

How to store

Keep leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container. 

vegan puppy chow in a white bowl

This recipe reminds me of my childhood at Christmas!

A classic to make for years to come. 

It’s a vegan dessert that you can make your holidays even more delicious. 

vegan muddy buddies in a bowl

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Vegan Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies

vegan muddy buddies in a bowl

Easy vegan puppy chow aka muddy buddies recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) box rice chex
  • 10 oz dairy free semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 1 - 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vegan butter in 20 second increments, stirring and heating until smooth
  2. Pour rice chex into a large bowl
  3. Pour the chocolate peanut butter mixture over the rice chex and gently stir until coated
  4. Transfer mixture to gallon sized ziploc bags and shake with powdered sugar, adding more until coated on all sides
  5. Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days for best freshness

Notes

This recipe yields around two gallon sized ziploc bags full of puppy chow

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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