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Sep 04

Puppy Chow Treats with Wisdom Wednesday Link Up

Last month was my daughter’s first birthday party! We (well really I) decided that we would do a puppy dog themed part since she loves our 3 dogs so much! I wanted to have the food go with our theme and this recipe was one of the first things that came to mind; homemade puppy chow treats!


My mother in-law also makes this at Christmas time; it brings make memory childhood memories for us! This is also a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen helping you! Something about licking the spoon of peanut butter and chocolate always seems to be popular! 😉




Puppy Chow Treats




1 box chex cereal

1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup peanut butter

powdered sugar




  1. Melt chocolate and peanut butter together using the double boiler method (Take a large pan and fill it halfway with water. Then take a glass mixing dish and place it on top of the pan. You do not want the water touching the bottom of the glass dish so you may have to dump some out. Put the chocolate chips and peanut butter in the glass dish and turn the burner on medium-low. The steam from the water will melt your chocolate without burning it!). Let it cool slightly.
  2. Empty the chex cereal into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate and peanut butter over the cereal and mix with a large spoon, be sure to try and cover as much as the cereal as possible. (Don’t forget to let the kids help with this part!)
  4. Sprinkle with enough powdered sugar so that each piece is covered with a slight layer of powdered sugar.
  5. Lick the spoon and spatulas and have fun! : – )


This also makes a good party favor gift; just put some of the puppy chow into decorative bags or tins. Tie with ribbon and also include a thank you tag if you wish!


To see what else we did for my daughter’s party you can check out my post on “Tips and Tricks for Throwing a Girl’s Puppy Dog Birthday Party.” I have a link there to our sugarless birthday cake and vegan icing!


You can also follow me on my blog Golden Reflections Blog and talk to me on Facebook and Twitter, would love to hear from you!


Until next month,  blessings!



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  1. Mel Caldicott

    Great idea! Love this!
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      You’re welcome! I love Heather’s recipes! Blessings!

  2. Naomi@WhatJoyIsMine

    Heather….This is one of my children’s favorite snack. It doesn’t last long in our house. Thank you for the recipe and the link up. Have a good week.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Doesn’t it look so yummy?! I love Heather’s ideas! Thanks for stoppin by! ~ Misty

  3. Rosilind @ A Little R & R

    Wow – these look awesome! I wish we had Chex cereal here!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      If I ever make it down there I will bring some! 🙂 Love ya sis!

  4. Kathleen

    This is a favorite treat in our house – I wonder if our exchange students will like it?

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I don’t see why not 🙂 Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  5. Sheila at Longings End

    Heather…I loved the Puppy Chow. When my three boys were little I always gave theme a theme party at home each year and absolutely delighted in it — from planning to clean up. Here is a link to a post I wrote last year on my youngest son’s 19th birthday showing some of the cakes I made for them. Thought you might enjoy seeing it. And wishing you all sorts of wonderful blessings on the launch of your book! Thanks for sharing…

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It really is so much fun having themed parties! I loved Heather’s idea here! 🙂 Thanks for the blessings on my book 🙂 Blessings back, Misty

  6. Judith at WholeHearted Home

    WOW!! That looks good for the dogs!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and thanks for hosting the party!!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I love Heather’s recipes! You’re welcome! 🙂 Blessings!

  7. Chris

    Thank you so much, Heather, for hosting, and for sharing the fun around your daughter’s bday party! Happy birthday to her!!

    I love giving themed bday parties! God bless!

    1. Heather G.

      Thanks so much Chris! I think I am going to love giving themed parties every year too! 🙂

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