Blondie Puppy Chow

A butterscotch twist on the classic Puppy Chow!



One of our kids’ favorite treats (we are pretty into it as well) is Puppy Chow, that lovely peanut butter and chocolate treat that is a delightful combination of sweet and crunchy.  We were getting ready for a play date with some of our boys friends and our oldest requested that we make some Puppy Chow as the special treat for his friends.



Puppy Chow

We pulled out all the ingredients but were missing the chocolate chips!  Necessity is the mother of invention, so we tried out butterscotch chips instead of chocolate. What do you know, this version is nearly as good as the original! Butterscotch Puppy Chow is pretty tasty!



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Blondie Puppy Chow in a red bowl with a wood spoon and pumpkin and squash plus flowers in the background



Using butterscotch chips gives the flavor of caramel with the peanut butter, making a slightly sweeter and lighter than the normal chocolate. The flavor is reminiscent of a Salted Caramel Blondie brownie, full of a caramel, the peanut butter giving a nutty flavor that perfectly pairs up with the butterscotch.






For a happy accident, this came out great, and the kids loved it! We also think this would be great with some pecans or toasted almonds mixed in. Try out this delicious twist on the original! Make sure to check out our Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies, too!




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Yield: 1

Blondie Puppy Chow

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
A fun twist on the classic chocolate puppy chow, this butterscotch version is a caramely twist.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 9 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Measure out half the cereal in a large bowl. Set aside.

Microwave chips, peanut butter and butter in 30 second intervals until melted. Probably 2 - 2 1/2 minutes. Stir after 30 second intervals until smooth.

Pour 1/2 the mixture over cereal, stir until coated. Add remaining cereal and mixture, stir to coat again.

Pour mixture into ziploc bag or large paper sack. Cover with powdered sugar, shake until coated. Spread on wax paper to cool.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8.2 Total Fat: 3.9g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 161mg Carbohydrates: 29.3g Fiber: 0.4g Sugar: 16.3g Protein: 2.8g


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