Holiday Puppy Chow

by | Dec 14, 2021 | dessert, holidays

You have been warned: this puppy chow is addicting! It’s the ultimate Christmas snack with the perfect blend of sweet and savory. It’s loaded with chocolate flavor + is perfect for feeding a crowd.

Holiday Puppy Chow

Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 11 cups


  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup cocoa powder or hot cocoa mix
  • 1 bag Christmas M&M's (12 ounce bag)
  • 2 cups mini peanut butter cups


  • Place the cereal in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave the chocolate mixture for 30 second intervals until melted; stir until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and use a spatula to gently toss the cereal in the chocolate until completely coated.
  • Place the brownie mix inside a resealable gallon sized plastic bag. Add the chocolate coated cereal. Seal, then shake until cereal is coated in the brownie mix.
  • Spread the cereal out in a single layer on a sheet of parchment paper; cool completely until dry.
  • Combine the cereal, M&M's, peanut butter cups and pretzel twists, then serve.