Halloween Puppy Chow

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Delicious Halloween Puppy Chow (also known as Halloween Muddy Buddies) is so easy and makes the perfect treat for Halloween parties and movie nights!

Halloween Puppy Chow

Our Favorite Halloween Treat

If you’ve never had Puppy Chow, it’s time to remedy that! This is one treat everyone loves and doesn’t last long in households or at parties! When you turn it into Halloween Puppy Chow (also known as Halloween Muddy Buddies) it’s even more fun! I mean spooky puppy chow, yes, please! 

This chocolate peanut-butter treat with a crunch is so easy to make, and we love making it with our kids! It’s our favorite thing to add to a Halloween movie night either as a family or for a Halloween movie date night. Also, it’s perfect for parties or Boo Baskets too! 

Yield: 12 cups

Halloween Puppy Chow

Halloween Puppy Chow

Delicious Halloween Puppy Chow (also known as Halloween Muddy Buddies) is so easy and makes the perfect treat for Halloween parties and movie nights!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • - 9 cups Chex cereal (Rice Chex works best!)
  • - 1/4 cup butter
  • - 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • - 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • - 1 tsp vanilla
  • - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (divided)
  • - 1 1/2 cups Reeses Pieces
  • - 1 1/2 cups candy corn


  1. Place butter and chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, and stir mixture.
  2. Add peanut butter and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. The mixture should be smooth. If it's not, do another 30 seconds.
  3. Add vanilla to the chocolate mixture. Add Chex cereal to the bowl and coat as evenly as you can with the chocolate mixture.
  4. Divide into two galloon freezer bags. Distribute the divided powdered sugar, close, and shake to evenly coat each piece of cereal.
  5. Pour onto waxed paper and let it cool. You can put it in the fridge if you need it to cool quickly.
  6. Add Reeses Pieces and candy corn and serve! You can store any extra in an air-tight container for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 3gSugar: 59gProtein: 7g

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Halloween Muddy Buddies Variations 

You can easily mix things up with different Halloween treat add-ons. Here are some of our favorite ideas: 

  • Halloween M&Ms 
  • Halloween Pretzels 
  • Pumpkins instead of or in addition to candy corn 
  • Marshmallows 
  • Crushed Oreos or Trader Joe’s Jo-Jo’s 
  • Crushed Butterfinger bars 
  • Peanuts 
  • Peanut Butter Chips 

Halloween Muddy Buddies

Keep in Mind 

Even though this is called puppy chow (or sometimes monkey munch), it’s not for animals. This is a human snack only so please don’t share with pets or animals! 

Want some more Halloween fun? Try one of these ideas! 

Halloween Popcorn Mix

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

Easy Play Dough Recipe

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