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Slow Cooker Puppy Chow – Cookies and Cream

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Ready for some sweet snacks? We’re sharing a puppy chow recipe today that’s fast, easy, and super simple but rich enough to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. We love that this recipe is peanut free too!

If you tried our Slow Cooker Candy then you need to give this a try! We think this is an ideal recipe whether you’re looking for a quirky dessert after dinner, something to munch on while watching TV, or you’re heading out on a trip and know you’re going to need something sweet to brighten the long travel hours. 

overhead of slow cooker with chocolates

What is puppy chow?

Puppy chow is a treat made out of melted chocolate and Chex mix, then topped with powdered sugar. It’s called “puppy chow” because it looks like dog food, but trust us — it tastes way better. For this recipe, you’ll scoop the mixture into clusters that you can freeze or refrigerate and eat on their own, but it’s true that other recipes call for keeping the mixture together and eating it like trail mix.

This puppy chow blends the soft sweetness of milk and white chocolates with the crunch and crisp of chex mix. It’s then dusted with powdered sugar which gives it a delightful texture. 

overhead of slow cooker with melted chocolates

What equipment do I need?

All you need for this recipe is a slow cooker. This will perfectly melt the chocolate to the desired texture without needing to double boil it. If, however, you don’t have a slow cooker, you can definitely use the double boiler method of melting chocolate.

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For that, just fill a saucepan with 1-2 inches of water, then bring to a boil. You’ll need a second, heat-proof and slightly smaller bowl or pot, which you’ll place on top of the boiling water. The chocolate can go in here and will melt, though you’ll want to stir it occasionally as it does so, in order to make sure the chocolate mixes well and melts evenly.

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How to make slow cooker puppy chow

  1. Place the chocolate bark, white chocolate bark, and dark chocolate chunks in the slow cooker.
  2. Slow cook on low for one hour, then stir together. (Feel free to use a slow cooker liner for easy clean up!)
  3. Add rice cereal, crushed sandwich cookies and stir very gently to combine, you want to be careful not to break up the cereal as much as possible!
  4. Scoop small clusters of puppy chow and place them on a wax-paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Coat clusters with powdered sugar.
  6. Let sit in fridge or freezer for 1 hour or just until firm, then serve and enjoy!
puppy chow on wax paper with powdered sugar

How to store puppy chow

You can store the clusters of puppy chow in an airtight container, stacking them on top of each other once they’ve solidified. Keep in fridge for 3-5 days and enjoy as desired!

Slow Cooker Puppy Chow

Alia and Radwa
This slow cooker puppy chow is so easy! We add Oreo cookies to turn them into cookies and cream puppy chow! They are completely nut free too!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 32
Calories 273 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz Chocolate bark bar or melting chocolate
  • 16 oz White chocolate bark bar or melting chocolate
  • 10 oz 70% dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 18 oz family size Rice Cereal
  • 6 crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Place the chocolate bark, white chocolate bark, and dark chocolate chunks in the slow cooker.
  • Slow cook on low for one hour, then stir together. (Feel free to use a slow cooker liner for easy clean up!)
  • Add rice cereal, crushed sandwich cookies and stir very gently to combine, you want to be careful not to break up the cereal as much as possible!
  • Scoop small clusters of puppy chow and place them on a wax-paper lined baking sheet.
  • Coat clusters with powdered sugar.
  • Let sit in fridge or freezer for 1 hour or just until firm, then serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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