Puppy Chow Gluten-Free Dairy-Free (Muddy Buddies)

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Puppy Chow made with all gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients.

With this Puppy Chow Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free recipe, you won’t have to miss out on this classic favorite. All the yummy flavors of peanut butter and chocolate are still right there covered in powdered sugar.

Want to take this to a party but want to keep it allergen safe, read below to see how I share my Puppy Chow at a party with no worries!

How To Make Puppy Chow Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

A large baking pan with rice and peanut butter chex cereal spread out.

Step 1: Pour the 9 cups of cereal onto a large baking pan or a large bowl. Set aside.

Step 2: Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter into a small saucepan and heat on low on your stovetop, stirring while it melts. Once it melts and is smooth, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. 

A big baking pan with rice Chex cereal with chocolate peanut butter mixture drizzled over the cereal.

Step 3: Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the cereal.

Baking pan with rice chex cereal covered in chocolate peanut butter mixture.

Step 4: Use a large spatula or spoon in both hands and stir the cereal mixture until it’s completely covered with the chocolate mixture. 

Mixing up puppy chow in a gallon-sized plastic bag.

Step 5: Next, add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar to each of the gallon-sized resealable plastic bags. Add half of the cereal mixture to each bag, seal, and shake till the powdered sugar covers all of the cereal. 

A big party bowl of puppy chow with some rice chex and chocolate chips scattered about.

Step 6: Pour into a large serving bowl and enjoy!

Dairy-free puppy chow in individual bags.

An optional way to serve: A fun way to serve these and to make sure that they don’t get cross-contaminated with any gluten at a party is to place them in small treat bags.

I like to have this type of bag on hand to bag up gluten-free cookies or other gluten-free treats to help keep them safe. Plus, they’re just cute!

Powdered sugar covered puppy chow.

Special Ingredients for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Puppy Chow

  • Start with Gluten-Free Rice Chex Cereal. You could also combine a few other flavors of Chex Cereal in this recipe like Peanut Butter Chex or Chocolate Chex.
  • Semi-sweet morsels: Enjoy Life and Nestle’s Allergen Free Morsels are both gluten-free and dairy-free.
  • Peanut butter: Make sure that it’s labeled gluten-free. I use Jif Natural Creamy. Almond butter or SunButter could be substituted for the peanut butter.
  • Buttery spread: Use Smart Balance or Earth Balance for a gluten-free and dairy-free butter replacement.

More Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Snacks You’ll Love:

Easy Homemade Caramel Corn
Easy Graham Crackers
S’mores Oven Recipe
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
The Best Brownies

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A big bowl of puppy chow made with dairy-free ingredients.

Puppy Chow Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free (Muddy Buddies)


  • Author:
    MamaShire

  • Prep Time:
    15 minutes

  • Total Time:
    15 minutes

  • Yield:
    9 cups

  • Category:
    Snacks

  • Method:
    Stove Top

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


Description

Puppy Chow is a classic treat and now you can enjoy it gluten-free and dairy-free. 


Ingredients

9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips, Enjoy Life or Nestle’s Allergen Free chips
1/2 cup peanut butter, gluten-free
1/4 cup buttery spread, Smart Balance or Earth Balance
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups powdered sugar, divided


Instructions

Pour the 9 cups of cereal onto a large baking pan or a large bowl. Set aside.

Stovetop Option: Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter into a small saucepan and heat on low on your stovetop, stirring while it melts. Once it melts and is smooth, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. 

Microwave option: In a microwavable bowl, heat the chocolate chips and peanut butter on high for 1 minute, stir. Heat for 30 more seconds and then stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. 

Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the cereal. Use a large spatula or spoon in both hands and stir the cereal mixture until it’s completely covered with the chocolate mixture. 

Next, add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar to each of the gallon-sized resealable plastic bags. Add half of the cereal mixture to each bag, seal, and shake till the powdered sugar covers all of the cereal. 

Pour into a large serving bowl and enjoy! 

 

 


Notes

An optional way to serve: A fun way to serve these and to make sure that they don’t get cross-contaminated with any gluten at a party is to place them in small treat bags.

Keywords: gluten-free dairy-free snacks, gluten-free recipes, dairy-free puppy chow

Two pictures showing gluten-free, dairy-free puppy chow one in a bowl and the bottom picture with it in little snack bags.

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