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Perfectly Nutty Protein Chow

Who doesn’t love “monkey munch & puppy chow?”

My daughter came up with Perfectly Nutty Protein Chow, a similar snack mix that is lower in fat and higher in protein, but not short on flavor.

Rich chocolate with a hint of peanut butter…handful after handful.
Instead of powdered sugar, the outside is coated in her favorite protein shake powder and PB2, a powdered peanut butter product. Genius!

I took this to work and nothing but crumbs were left by the end of the day. As you might have guessed, the recipe was requested as well.

Which powdered peanut butter product should you use?
Use any brand of powdered peanut butter product you prefer. I have used both PB2 Peanut Butter and Chocolate flavors.

To Make Perfectly Nutty Protein Chow You Will Need These Ingredients:                 
Coconut oil
Natural peanut butter
Semi-sweet chocolate chips (allergy-friendly)
Chocolate Chex Cereal Gluten-Free.
Chocolate vegan protein mix. We used Orgain Organic Protein Chocolate.
PB2 powdered peanut butter.


Perfectly Nutty Protein Chow

A healthier Chocolate Puppy Chow Snack With More Protein and Less Fat.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy homemade chocolate nutty protein chow
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 179kcal


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips allergy-friendly
  • 12.8 oz Chocolate Chex Cereal About 8 - 8 1/2 cups
  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder We used Orgain Organic Protein Chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter.


  • In a large saucepan heat coconut oil, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Heat until melted and completely mixed.
  • Add the box of Chex cereal and mix until all squares are coated.
  • Dump coated squares into a large gallon-sized bag.
  • Combine chocolate protein powder and PB2.  Add to the bag with the cereal.
  • Shake it around until cereal squares are completely dusted. If it's easier you can toss the cereal around in a large mixing bowl while coating with the protein powder mixture.


1 scoop of protein powder is about 3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon.
I use Orgain Organic Protein Chocolate. Orgain is my favorite protein powder and it is sugar-free.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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