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Christmas Puppy Chow!

A childhood classic! This Christmas Puppy Chow is something we made alllll the time growing up! I remember having to use ALDI paper bags instead of ziploc bags to shake it up because we would make so much at one time haha. But it is so delicious- you have to make a big batch or it’s gone almost instantly! The full recipe is at the bottom of this post + healthy swaps towards the end. Enjoy this festive and simple recipe!

Christmas Puppy Chow (gluten free)

What You Need For This Recipe:

Chex Cereal (I used cinnamon chex and it was sooo good!)

Peanut Butter

Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Protein Powder

M&Ms or other candy of choice

Christmas Puppy Chow (gluten free)

Healthier Swaps:

For the M&Ms- I like these Unreal Chocolates

And you can always use less powdered sugar! It’s just sprinkled on top so you can even leave it out completely if you just want some peanut butter- chocolate goodness. Probably one of my favorite combos ever!

To make the recipe vegan, use vegan chocolate chips and vegan chocolate protein powder!

Hope you enjoy this Christmas Puppy Chow!

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Christmas Puppy Chow!

Christmas Puppy Chow (gluten free). Protein packed puppy chow! The perfect holiday classic made a tiny bit healthier by using a little less sugar and protein powder instead ! #christmasdessert #puppychow #muddybuddies #glutenfree

Christmas Puppy Chow (gluten free)


  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 1/4 cup chocolate collagen or protein (I used ancient nutrition)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup m&ms (or whatever candy you want!)




  1. Melt the Pb and chocolate together in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until it’s completely melted
  2. Then add the Chex to a ziploc bag. Add the peanut butter and chocolate on top, add the collagen in there, zip it up, and shake.
  3. Line a pan with parchment paper
  4. Let it cool for about 20 minutes
  5. Then add the powdered sugar 
  6. Let it cool 15-20 more minutes then mix the candy in.
  7. Enjoy!