Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

The puppy chow mixture features a pumpkin spice. It is so easy, you can make it with kids!

10 min. prep time
13 cups
000 Ratings


1 (12-ounce) package real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 (13.5-ounce) box (about 9 cups) cinnamon-flavored bite-sized square rice cereal
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
1 (6-ounce) can roasted salted whole almonds


Melt butter and chocolate chips in 1-quart saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Add peanut butter; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat.

Place cereal into bowl; pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Stir until well coated.

Transfer mixture to 1-gallon resealable plastic food bag; add powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Seal bag tightly. Shake bag until powdered sugar evenly coats cereal; add almonds. Pour into serving dish.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)

Calories: 250

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 160mg

Carbohydrates: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #16064©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I am a bit confused by the name "Puppy Chow" for this recipe. Although it sounds delicious for humans, the chocolate bits make the recipe unsuitable for consumption by puppies and adult dogs Chocolate is poisonous for dogs. Perhaps clarification or change to the recipe name is needed. .
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Ruth, sorry for the confusion! Puppy Chow is a common name for a chocolate snack such as this. It definitely is for human consumption only.
Posted September 21, 2015

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