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Better Puppy Chow ~ Without Butter

Better Puppy Chow is made with 4 ingredients; peanut butter, chocolate chips, cereal, and powdered sugar. We left out the butter and replaced it with something better….more peanut butter. And that means more protein for each handful.

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This fun, tasty treat is gluten and dairy-free, plus Low FODMAP too. Once you start eating this yummy chocolate chow, you might not be able to stop!!

Easy butter free puppy chow

A quick and easy snack like this is perfect for just about any occasion:

  • Parties
  • Tailgating/games
  • Holidays
  • Picnics
  • Beach snacks

To Make Better Puppy Chow You Will Need These Ingredients:

This will last several weeks in an airtight container.

You might also like this no-bake snack, Peanut Butter Bliss Balls. They are very popular with folks like me who love peanut butter.


easy 4 ingredient puppy chow without butter
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5 from 1 vote

Better Puppy Chow

Chex cereal snack covered in peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar. Easy to pack along wherever you go and always a hit on the holidays.
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4-ingredient recipe, beach food, chex mix cereal snacks, dairy-free snacks, gluten-free snacks, holiday treats, Low FODMAP, party snacks, puppy chow without butter
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 8 cups Rice and/or corn chex ~ I used half of each
  • 1 cup Peanut butter ~ regular creamy
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ allergy-friendly if needed I used ~Enjoy Life
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar


  • Measure the cereal and put half in a large bowl and half in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a glass bowl or a large glass measuring cup, add peanut butter and chocolate chips. I like to use a glass measuring cup with a pour spout.
  • Melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave for about 50 seconds. Stirring halfway through.
  • Pour half of the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal in the large bowl and mix until the cereal is coated. Then pour the rest of the chocolate mixture over the cereal in the medium bowl. Stir to coat cereal.
  • Add the medium bowl of cereal to the large bowl and stir together. Make sure you scrape the bowl on the bottom and get all the chocolate.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the powdered sugar over the cereal and toss and stir to coat.
  • Continue adding powdered sugar until all cereal is coated. I end up using my hands to finish coating all the cereal.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 7mg

Easy puppy chow made without butter

This recipe idea is from JoyFoodSunshine

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this today and did 1/2 c. powdered sugar and about 3 scoops of peanut flavored protein powder. Sooo good!!

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