Peanut Butter Cookie Puppy Chow
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Are you all big Girl Scout Cookie fans? Like, are any of you the ones who look forward to them every year, stockpile the cookies, and eat them like crazy?
My husband and I are… not. The truth is, I love to bake, and I bake so many things that packaged cookies just don’t get eaten in our house. Unless I bake them into something.
My nieces have been/are in Girl Scouts, and even when they weren’t, I’m an elementary teacher, so there’s no shortage of cookie-wielding Girl Scouts with their cute sales pitches. So, we buy 2 or 3 boxes of girl scout cookies every year. And they sit on our shelves until I find a way to use them up. Usually, the things I make are soooo much better than the cookies themselves, and it gives me a reason to look forward to buying cookies every year.
This year, I made puppy chow (muddy buddies?) with Tagalongs (or Peanut Butter Patties, depending on where you are) chopped up in the cereal mixture and coated with more peanut butter and chocolate, and then covered in powdered sugar. This was the perfect use for these Girl Scout cookies!
There’s probably a doctor somewhere just waiting to put a diabetic warning label on this recipe. So, fair warning.
Note: if you didn’t stock up on Tagalongs, or you’re already out, you can buy Keebler Peanut Butter Fudge Jif Cookies – they’ll work just the same!
Chocolate covered peanut butter cookies are added to crunchy puppy chow (or muddy buddies) to give it an over-the-top flavor.
- 11 c. Corn Chex (or Rice Chex)
- chocolate chips
- creamy peanut butter
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- 1 box chocolate covered, peanut butter cookies (Tagalongs or Keebler PB Jif Cookies)
In a medium bowl, place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
Chop box of cookies into small chunks (I cut into 9 pieces, 3 vertical rows and 3 horizontal, like a tic tac toe board).
In a very large bowl, pour your Chex and 1/2 of the chopped cookies. Use a large spoon to mix gently. Pour chocolate mixture over Chex. Use spoon to stir gently until all the cereal is fully covered.
Divide cereal mixture into two gallon-size Ziploc bags. Pour 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar into each bag. Seal, leaving air inside to create space, and shake. Shake until cereal is lightly white and doesn't look wet. Add more powdered sugar if needed/desired.
Open bags and divide remaining cookie pieces between bags. Close and shake to distribute cookies.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving for best results!
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My daughter is a daisy and we still have some samoas in the cabinet! the peanut butter ones went fast, they are so good, I cant even imagine added peanut butter goodness
Davi @ Homegrown Simplicity
My roommate in college used to make this and it was soooo good! Bringing back memories for me!
Such a great recipe. Peanut butter is amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Puppy chow is something we always make to feed a crowd when they show up. Simple to make and the kids love it.
YUM!! I definitely want to whip up a batch for when my niece comes to visit! <3
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
I used to make this years ago! This is the perfect, most delicious snack! Thanks for sharing!!
I love puppy chow, and think this is an amazing spin on it. Looks so yummy!
So much yes!! I love puppy chow. This is a great version that my family would love too.
I love the idea of using Girl Scout cookies to make puppy chow! We aren’t huge Girl Scout cookie eaters either, and I feel like someone is going to shoot me every time I admit that ha. I’m glad someone else gets it.
Haha, I know right? I feel so much better using them in recipes, because then I can justify buying a box.
This looks and sounds absolutely fabulous! I have to try ASAP! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
xx, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!
Summer Telban (@SummerTelban)
Looks SO, so, so good! Love a good puppy chow mix!
You had me at puppy chow! Anything with it, any version of it, I loveeeeee!
THat’s my husband’s feeling, too. It’s good stuff!
Hmmm…great idea. I never would of thought of adding ingredients to store bought cookies. I’ll have to try.
GASP! I forgot about puppy chow and you made it even better! I’m going to have to make it soon!
Oh yum! I love puppy chow. I’ve never made it this way but it sounds wonderful!
This looks delicious! Will have to make some for myself!
Kendel | Little Misadventures
I remember being a Girl Guide and selling (eating) all the cookies. It was so good. I’ve never made puppy chow, but I think I might have to make it now!
I’m not a fan of peanut butter, but I remember a LOT of people loving this growing up! I will have to make some up for my kids at some point for them to try the goodness! It’s not a big thing over here as far as I know, so maybe someone just needs to get the trend started! 🙂
YUM! My mom makes something similar to this around the holidays and everyone loves it! I love that you added cookies into this 🙂
What a great way to use up Girl Scout cookies! I would be eating this by the handful
Oh i can totally see myself getting fat on this. i’m going to try!
I love Puppy Chow and Tagalongs! I’m going to have to try this for sure!
I am the exact same way about Girl Scout Cookies! Love this idea for the puppy chow! I bet they’d also taste amazing in a homemade ice cream or parfait?
In high school, my friend’s mom would always make this and I loved it! Need to try making it myself!
Looks so good! My grandmother always used to make puppy chow, and this brings back fond memories.
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