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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. 

christmas puppy chow in a black 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!

vegan muddy buddies overhead view

ingredients to make vegan puppy chow

  • rice chex cereal 
  • dairy free chocolate chips
  • creamy peanut butter
  • vegan butter 
  • powdered sugar

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

puppy chow in a black bowl

My favorite brand of dairy free chocolate chips is enjoy life brand. 

I have also had luck with my grocery store carrying their generic brand which just happened to be dairy free. 

how to make vegan puppy chow

First, you will melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vegan butter in a microwave safe bowl until smooth.

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

Gently stir the mixture over the cereal until the rice chex is coated.

The last step is to transfer the mixture to gallon sized ziploc bags and add the powdered sugar, shaking well until coated. 

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

grabbing a handful of muddy buddies

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. 

More vegan christmas recipes you will love

black bowl filled with puppy chow dessert

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Vegan muddy buddies recipe

Yield: 1 batch

Vegan Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies

christmas classic desserts

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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Heather

Monday 2nd of November 2020

I made this recipe for humans at my dog's first birthday party! Thanks so much for making a vegan version of this classic recipe!!!!

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