Melissa's Cuisine: S'mores Puppy Chow

Friday, August 10, 2012

S'mores Puppy Chow

Did you know there's a holiday for just about everything now?  That's right, there's a Nutella day, a Blueberry Cheesecake day, an Eat a Peach day, and a Cotton Candy day. And of course, we can't forget National S'mores Day.  Which just happens to be today, August 10! 

I made this puppy chow when Mike and I went camping with his cousins a few weeks ago.  A few other people had munchies out so I went to the trailer to grab ours.  Mike asked why I was bringing out a snack so close (2 hours) to dinner time?  I said I was hungry and others might want some too.  I was right and I saw quite a few people munching on this s'mores puppy chow right up 'til dinner time.  I also heard comments like, "this is so good!" and "what's in here?" and "what makes this so yummy?"  My secret?  It's made with love.  Just kidding! (Kind of...)

I followed my basic recipe for puppy chow, but I added in broken pieces of graham crackers and mini marshmallows.  This version was certainly a hit and Mike and I scraped the bottom of the bowl clean.  The sugary pieces at the bottom are the best!
S'mores Puppy Chow
Makes 18-20 1/2 cup servings

You will need:
9 cups Chex cereal
2 sleeves of graham crackers, broken into pieces
2 cups mini dehydrated marshmallows
2 cups (maybe more) powdered sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Measure cereal into a large bowl (preferably with a cover).  Add graham crackers and marshmallows and set aside.

2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter.  Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds, until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla.

3. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal mixture and stir to coat thoroughly.

4. Pour about 1 cup of powdered sugar on top of coated cereal. Put the cover on the bowl and shake to coat. Add as much powdered sugar as you need to cover the cereal.

Store in an airtight container.

Here are a few more of my favorite s'mores recipes!


  1. Puppy chow is always good - I like your twist!

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  3. I am obsessed with Puppy Chow! So any new recipes I love! I am a new follower on your blog! I would LOVE for you to join my site as well! :)

  4. This sounds so yummy. I would love you to share it at my linky party on Tuesday. Have a wondeful week.

  5. YUMMYY!!! i have gotta try this
    i would love for you drop by and share this yummy recipe with us all over at live love laugh's weekly link up
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  6. I can't wait to try this...we love anything s'more flavored! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  25. I made the S'more puppy chow this morning with my son. We couldn't find the dehydrated mini marshmallows so we used regular mini marshmallows. I was a bit concerned about the chocolate and peanut butter melting the marshmallows so I waited a few minutes after melting the the chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave before I poured it over the other stuff. It worked fine and the kids all loved it.. I think next time I will uses a bit more chocolate and peanut butter so it coats a little thicker.


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