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Puppy Chow Candy Clusters

If you love Puppy Chow, then you will love these Puppy Chow Candy Clusters. I use chocolate cereal with the classic Puppy Chow ingredients: chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.

If you love making easy candy recipes, then check out some of my other favorites like my Dark Chocolate Coconut Squares, Easy Mini Peanut Butter Cups, or my Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Graham Crackers.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love these Puppy Chow Candy Clusters! If you are a fan of traditional Puppy Chow, then this candy version is one you will absolutely love.

I use Nature’s Path Coco Chimps instead of the classic chex cereal for these Puppy Chow Candy Clusters. I love the crunch this cereal has and the addition of a little more chocolate.

I use dark chocolate and peanut butter to coat the Puppy Chow Candy Clusters. I just use a spoon to drop little clusters onto parchment paper. After they’ve cooled, I dust them with powdered sugar for a delicious no bake treat.

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Ingredients for Puppy Chow Candy Clusters

Nature’s Path Coco Chimps

Nuts.com Organic Mini Chocolate Chips

Costco Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Heatproof Mixing Bowl

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

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How to Make Puppy Chow Candy Clusters

Step 1

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Add the cereal to a large bowl.

Step 2

In a separate heat proof bowl, add the dark chocolate chips and the peanut butter. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together. You can do this using a double boiler or in the microwave, doing 30 second intervals, stirring between each one so not to burn the chocolate. 

Step 3

Add the melted chocolate and peanut butter to the cereal and stir to coat the cereal completely. 

Step 4

Using a large soup spoon, spoon clusters of chocolate cereal onto the prepared baking sheets. You should have about 30 clusters.

Step 5

Place the baking sheets in the fridge or freezer to harden the chocolate. Sift powdered sugar over the tops of the candies. Store in the fridge.

puppy chow candy clusters

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of cereal?

Yes! You can use a more traditional chex cereal or even something different if you like! This would be good with almost any kind of plain cereal or even honey cereal.

How should I store this candy?

This is best stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Puppy Chow Candy Clusters

Mimi Council
Just like your favorite Puppy Chow but these Puppy Chow Candy Clusters are individual servings, perfect for snacking!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 30 candies
Calories 88 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Add the cereal to a large bowl.
  • In a septate heat proof bowl, add the dark chocolate chips and the peanut butter. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together. You can do this using a double boiler or in the microwave, doing 30 second intervals, stirring between each one so not to burn the chocolate.
  • Add the melted chocolate and peanut butter to the cereal and stir to coat the cereal completely.
  • Using a large soup spoon, spoon clusters of chocolate cereal onto the prepared baking sheets. You should have about 30 clusters.
  • Place the baking sheets in the fridge or freezer to harden the chocolate.
  • Sift powdered sugar over the tops of the candies. Store in the fridge.

Video

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Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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