Puppy Bowl Puppy Chow

by Jennifer on February 1, 2013

in Game Themed Desserts, Other Desserts, Winter Desserts

Puppy Bowl Puppy Chow by Not Your Momma's Cookie

So, there’s this kind of important event happening this weekend. Here are some clues:

  • It’s happening on Sunday.
  • It’s televised.
  • There is a half-time show – cheerleaders too!
  • It’s called the “_______ Bowl”

Give up?

It’s the Puppy Bowl!


Featuring the kitten half-time show!


And, this year, hedgehog cheerleaders!

Puppy Bowl

It will be the only “sporting” event that my husband and I will be watching on Sunday. Sorry sports fans – it’s not our scene.

To celebrate, I made puppy chow for the first time. I made it extra peanut-buttery by adding Reese’s cereal. I also added some homemade chocolate bones (I made them by piping chocolate onto parchment paper – check out my royal icing transfers tutorial for basic instructions, just use chocolate instead!)

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Puppy Bowl Puppy Chow
Get ready for “Puppy Bowl Sunday” with this puppy chow recipe with a peanut butter kick!
Recipe type: Other
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups Chex cereal (whatever kind you prefer – I used Rice Chex)
  • 2 cups Reese’s cereal
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups peanuts, optional
  • Chocolate footballs and dog bones, optional
  1. Place Chex cereal and Reese’s cereal in a very large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Put powdered sugar in a large plastic bag. Set aside.
  3. Microwave semi-sweet chips, peanut butter, and butter together for 1 minute at 70% power. Microwave for 15 second intervals until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Stir gently to coat.
  5. Scoop cereal into plastic bag with powdered sugar. Shake until all pieces are coated. Feel free to add more powdered sugar for a “whiter” look.
  6. Spread on parchment paper to cool. Toss with peanuts and chocolate pieces, if using.

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1 Paula February 1, 2013 at 11:09 am

Very cute.


2 Jennifer February 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

Thanks, Paula! :)


3 Sue {munchkin munchies} February 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

Haha, personally I like this bowl game better too, especially the cheerleaders:) I like that you used the Reese’s cereal; great idea! I have puppy on the brain too…this morning I looked all over for my labrador cookie cutter, but couldn’t find it:( I really need to organize my cutters!


4 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thanks, Sue! My cutters are horribly disorganized. I have three bins – general shapes, holidays, and everything else…not a good system! ;)


5 Janine - sugarkissed.net February 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

I’m glad I’m not the only Puppy Bowl nerd out there! Where did you get the super cute chocolate bones?


6 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thanks, Janine! I made the little bones – just piped them onto parchment paper like a royal icing transfer :)


7 Julia {The Roasted Root} February 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

This is going to get gobbled up in less than 5 seconds on Sunday! This recipe should come with a disclaimer that it must be made in bulk! ;) Your little chocolate dog bones are freaking priceless!! Where did you get them?? Have a great weekend!


8 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Haha, thanks, Julia! My husband has already been munching on it – he knows that I don’t need that much to photograph for the blog ;) I made the dog bones myself by piping chocolate into parchment paper :)


9 Beth @ Hungry Happenings February 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Oh, I love the puppy bowl. There is nothing cuter than puppies playing. Your treat is the perfect snack for the big game! Pinning


10 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Thanks so much, Beth! :)


11 Ashley February 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

haha I love the puppy bowl! I’ll even catch my husband (who claims we shouldn’t watch it because of the actual game) flipping over to it every once in a while to watch. I always hope that there is a beagle included… but I’m a little biased when it comes to beagles : )


12 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm

It looks like they have two Beagle mixes this year – here are the puppies: http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/puppy-bowl/photos/ix-starting-lineup-pictures.htm. Get ready to die from the cuteness! :)


13 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me February 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm

The dog bones put the chow over the top! I wasn’t surprised to see that was your extra special touch :)


14 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Aww, thanks, Michelle!


15 Shelan February 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

That looks great, a wonderful snack for the “Puppy Bowl.” Anything with peanut butter involved, you can count me in. ;)


16 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Thanks, Shelan! I agree with you too – peanut butter is my jam ;)


17 Mike February 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Haha!! Too cute! Thanks for reminding me about the Puppy Bowl. I ALWAYS miss it every year and only catch clips of it after the fact. I’m not a big sports fan either, but I do go to a party every year because, hey, it’s a party and there’s free food. :)

Enjoy your weekend, Jennifer!


18 Jennifer February 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thanks, Mike! Hope you have an awesome time at your party today (and free food)! :)


19 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 3, 2013 at 3:59 am

How did I not know about the puppy bowl?! Definitely have to tune in for that. And then snack on this stuff all night long :)


20 Jennifer February 3, 2013 at 9:03 am

Oh, it is so cute! Definitely check it out if you can :)


21 Sarah February 3, 2013 at 5:35 am

Aw, Puppy Bowl! And that puppy chow looks so good. Those chocolate bones are cute! We don’t have the Superbowl (or Puppy Bowl, for that matter) in Australia but I need to come up with an excuse to make this!


22 Jennifer February 3, 2013 at 9:03 am

Even without the Puppy Bowl, this is really a delicious treat!


23 Kelly February 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

Those dog bones are priceless.


24 Jennifer February 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

Thanks, Kelly! :)


25 Amanda February 3, 2013 at 11:26 am

I’m with you – I like the puppy bowl better. However, the commercials from the super bowl can be fun! This is super cute! I love the little bones and reeses cereal. YUM extra peanut butter!


26 Jennifer February 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

That’s true – the commercials can be pretty great! :)


27 M. @ Stuffed Grapes February 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

This looks delicious! I love how many different variations to puppy chow there are — I have a s’mores version on my blog that my friends went crazy for when I made it. The (homemade! oh my god!) chocolate dog bones are a perfect touch to tie it in to the puppy bowl (and okay, I guess the Super Bowl too… though obviously you too know what is more important).


28 Jennifer February 4, 2013 at 8:20 am

Mmm…a smore’s version sounds amazing! I’ll have to check it out :)


29 Elizabeth February 3, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Ahh! Those kittens are so adorable!
Also, this recipe looks so delicious. I’ll only had puppy chow once, but it was amazing. I love the addition of the dog bones :)


30 Jennifer February 4, 2013 at 7:59 am

Thanks, Elizabeth! :)


31 The Partiologist February 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

This is great – perfect for the puppy bowl or any bowl!!!


32 Jennifer February 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Thanks, Kim! :)


33 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts February 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

This is just too cute! Love the theme!


34 Jennifer February 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Thank you! :)


35 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel February 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Eeeeeek Jennifer, the little chocolate bones in this puppy chow is to-die for adorable!! Okay, and I’m SO glad someone else is just as obsessed with Puppy Bowl as I am! I love it and tape it every year to watch over and over. The hedgehog cheerleaders were so cute this year! Now I wish I had some of this chow to eat while I was rooting for the pups!


36 Jennifer February 7, 2013 at 8:27 am

I love you for taping it – that is awesome! :)


37 Cherry February 10, 2013 at 2:30 am

OMG this looks amazing! I wish Australia had fun cereal like you guys do so I could make these!


38 Jennifer February 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Thanks, Cherry! :)


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