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Blondie Puppy Chow Dessert

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Last Updated on October 6, 2022 by The Noms

A butterscotch twist on the classic Puppy Chow dessert!


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 dessert 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!


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!


White dessert pieces in red and wooden bowls. Pumpkins, wooden spoon and flowers behind




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Puppy Chow in red and wooden bowls, wooden spoon and small pumpkin with butterscotch chips on wooden table
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. This puppy chow dessert is a tasty one!


Butterscotch Puppy Chow

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup 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: 8.2Total Fat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 29.3gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 16.3gProtein: 2.8g

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Butterscotch Blondie Puppy Chow in red and wood bowls. Wooden spoon and tiny pumpkins with butterscotch chips on wooden board


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Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Yummmm! I love pretty much any kind of puppy chow, but this one looks especially delicious! Can't wait to try it

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

It's pretty yummy! Enjoy!


Monday 9th of November 2015

Oh yum, such a great recipe! We love puppy chow around these parts and this looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

The 'Noms.

Monday 9th of November 2015

Thanks for stopping by! It's pretty tasty!

Jamie | The Kitchenarium

Monday 9th of November 2015

Tis the season for puppy chow! I love this version.

The 'Noms.

Monday 9th of November 2015

Thanks, Jamie!

Rachel Ball (@grokgrub)

Monday 9th of November 2015

Oh sweet baby Jesus, this looks so dangerously good!

The 'Noms.

Monday 9th of November 2015

LOL! Thanks!


Monday 9th of November 2015

this looks great!! anything with butterscotch is good in my book!

The 'Noms.

Monday 9th of November 2015

I agree!

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