Cinnamon Toast Crunch Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow, which some people call Muddy Buddies, might be the most addicting snack to exist. Chocolate, peanut butter, powdered sugar, what’s not to love? But if we’re being honest, the Chex is really just a vehicle to get all that sweet delicious goodness into your mouth.  The Chex doesn’t really add anything but a crunch.  So what if we replaced the Chex with something that has a bit more pizzazz?  Something that adds to the delicious, addicting flavors of the treat.  So I bring to you, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Puppy Chow.  Let’s add more deliciousness to an already delicious treat!

top down view of cinnamon toast crunch puppy chow on a green plate sitting on a marbled surface with some of the pieces of puppy chow overflowing off the plate onto the marble

I love this recipe because you can have this super scrumptious snack in no time at all! All you have to do is melt the chocolate, peanut butter, and butter till smooth, pour it over the cereal, stir it up till the cereal is coated in that smooth chocolate peanut butter, put it all in a freezer bag with some powdered sugar, and shake it all up till everything is covered in powdered sugar. It’s really that easy! And with those ingredients, you know it’s going to be good.

side view of cinnamon toast crunch puppy chow in a white bowl with an orange rim with some pieces of puppy chow out of the bowl on the marbled surface

If you have a peanut allergy, you could easily replace the peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower butter.  And you can use whatever chocolate you have – milk, dark, semi-sweet. I like to use chips or chunks, but if you don’t have them you can use bars or larger chocolate, you’ll just want to chop it before you melt it.  It will melt quicker and more evenly if it’s in smaller pieces.

Side view of cinnamon toast crunch puppy chow on a green plate with some pieces of puppy chow falling off the plate onto a marbled surface

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Puppy Chow is a great snack for parties or game days, or other gatherings with friends, or you can be like me and just make the whole big batch for yourself because you can’t get enough.  To each their own! No matter what you make it for, you will not regret it, and neither will the lucky friends who you share it with…if there is any left to share!

Side view of cinnamon toast crunch puppy chow on a green plate with some pieces of puppy chow falling off the plate onto a marbled surface
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5 from 1 vote

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Puppy Chow

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8 cups


  • 12 oz box Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Pour cereal into large bowl.
  • In a smaller, microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
  • Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until smooth. Microwave in additional 15-second increments if needed, stirring thoroughly after each.
  • Pour over cereal and mix until the cereal is well coated.
  • Pour the coated cereal into a gallon-sized zip top baggie, add the powdered sugar, seal the bag and shake until cereal is well coated.
  • Let cool, then store in the zip top bag until ready to serve.


5 thoughts on “Cinnamon Toast Crunch Puppy Chow”

  • 5 stars
    Your recipe is my first time making muddy buddies . I made use of a box of chocolate toast crunch allong with dark chocolate chunks,. I ended up needing to use 1/2 cup more powdered sugar. These buddies are quick , easy, and tasty lil snacky snacks – Thank you .
    (I think salted nuts would go great in these) .
    Good Lord! This made a ton so I sent the recipe to my neice – she has five youngsters- this is perfect for them.

    • This recipe definitely makes a lot, but it’s such a perfect snack to share! And I love the sound of dark chocolate chunks in it!! One of the things I love about this recipe is that you can get creative with the add-ins. If you try it with nuts, let me know!! I’m so glad you liked it, and so grateful for the kind words! Thank you, Maelene!

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