Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies) | vegan + gluten free

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Puppy chow (muddy buddies) is a holiday tradition for us. If you’re looking for a gluten free + vegan version this recipe has been amazing for the past few years.


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Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies) | vegan + gluten free

This puppy chow recipe is classic, basic, easy, and a delicious holiday treat. We opt for vegan butter and chocolate chips, but the flavor is just as delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 26 servings


  • Microwave
  • Bowl


  • 9 cups chex cereal rice or corn
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter myokos brand
  • 2 cups chocolate chips enjoy life brand
  • 2-4 cups powdered sugar or coconut sugar


  • Mix together vegan butter, peanut butter and chocolate in microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until smooth.
  • Pour entire box of chex cereal into large mixing bowl.
  • Pour chocolate peanut mixture over chex cereal.
  • Mix gently with large spoon until cereal is evenly covered.
  • Transfer mixture to large plastic bag.
  • Add powdered sugar to bag.
  • Mix until cereal is well coated with powdered sugar.



Feel free to swap rice Chex for corn, wheat, or a combination. 
Keyword chex, chocolate, christmas, gluten free, holidays, muddy buddies, puppy chow, reindeer chow, vegan
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Hey there! I’m AJ Rivera. I make easy, delicious, and healthy(ish), vegan food. When I’m not cooking you might find me watching anime, hiking with my amazing fairy wife Jadi, or playing with my two dogs. I’m so happy you’re here, and I can’t wait to show you how to make food you can be proud of. 

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