Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe – A Perfect Fall Treat

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Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow

 

Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow..Wait, What?

You read that right.  Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow.  The first time someone brought Puppy Chow in for a snack where I worked, I thought they were insane. They even went so far as to serve it in a clean dog food bowl.  It was a cute touch, but weird.  But I should have expected as much from someone who brought in a flower pot full of a wondrous dessert she called “Dirt”.  Puppy Chow was an interesting mix of chocolate, peanut butter, crispy cereal, and powdered sugar.  I was hooked.  But I took it a step further with my Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow.  Half of the tasty morsels are chocolate and peanut butter, like the original.  The other half are butterscotch and peanut butter.  And they are all mixed together with a smattering of Reeses Pieces candy.  It’s the perfect Autumn treat for home as well as the office.

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Making Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow in Minutes

Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow is really a fast recipe to make.  The chips and peanut butter get warmed in the microwave in just a minute or two, then mixed with the cereal.  I used Rice Chex cereal, but you can use whatever similar cereal you like.  I’ve used Crispex, all the Chex, and even Cheerios.  They all work well.  It just depends on your personal tastes as to what you use in Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow.  Once the cereal is coated, transfer it to a gallon sized plastic zippy bag with powdered sugar in it, seal it and shake to coat them.  I usually put them in a colander and shake gently to get any extra sugar off.  That’s all it takes to make these delicious little treats that you can pack in lunches, or just put a bowl out for an event or at work.

 

Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe – A Perfect Fall Treat

Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow Recipe – A Perfect Fall Treat

Ingredients

  • ½ C chocolate chips
  • ½ C butterscotch chips
  • ½ C peanut butter, split
  • 9 C Rice Chex, split
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 gallon size plastic zippy bags

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate chips and ¼ C peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 1 minute and stir. If the chips are not completely melted, microwave in 30 second increments until the chips and peanut butter are stirring smooth.
  2. Measure 4 ½ C of Chex into the bowl and stir gently until completely coated.
  3. Transfer to a plastic zippy bag filled with 1 C of the powdered sugar. Seal and shake to coat.
  4. Sift in a colander if desired to remove any excess powdered sugar.
  5. Complete again with the remaining ingredients, minus the Reeses Pieces.
  6. Mix the two flavors together and add the candy. Mix well.
  7. Store in airtight containers or plastic zippy bags.
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Change up the Flavors in Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow

There are so many ways you can change up Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow for the holidays or seasons.  Try mint flavored chocolate chips and red and green M&Ms at Christmas, or Spring colored treats in March.  Customize it as you wish for a fresh take at every holiday season!  Reeses Pieces Puppy Chow is a versatile treat that everyone can love!

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Comments

  1. I’m making this for a Halloween party, I noticed other recipes call for margarine. Can I use margarine or is there no need for it?

    Thanks

  2. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning.

  3. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Count me in. Love this stuff!!!

    Pinned it!
    Thanks for sharing ;)

  5. I love Puppy Chow, except call it Muddy Buddies. Loving the Reese’s flavors you included:)

  6. This looks delicious! I’ve had regular puppy chow, but this takes it to a whole new level. :) Thanks for sharing with Motivational Monday!

  7. This is such a great twist on everyone’s favorite snack!! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  8. You are BRILLIANT! This is such a great variation on already delicious puppy chow :)

  9. Sounds great….I love puppy chow!! I love the added bonus of reeses pieces!

  10. We were kindred spirits with our puppy chow recipes this week! So glad you keep linking up each week. Thank you!

  11. My mom makes a version of this recipe for the Holidays, but I love the addition of the Reeses pieces! I’d love for you to share this post with my Li party Life Created Tuesdays! This week’s party is now live :)

    Erin
    http://www.theviewfromfiveten.com

  12. Ha. You had me chuckling over the puppy chow/dog bowl story. I’ve never seen this puppy chow before but it looks delicious ~ a perfect snack when watching college football on Saturdays with my hubby. He’s going to love it. Do you think you could share this project and any other great projects you have over at our link party? http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-link-party-8/

  13. Looks so yummy! Pinning to try later!

  14. Oh my gosh, that looks delicious! It’s something my (picky) kids would eat, too, which is always a bonus. But then again, what kid says no to chocolate? :P

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