Protein Puppy Chow

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This protein puppy chow is a delightful mix of protein powder, peanut butter, chocolate, and Chex cereal! It’s a sweet snack with an extra punch of protein.

Remember the classic puppy chow we loved as kids? Well, this protein puppy chow takes it up a notch with added protein goodness! Indulge your sweet cravings while enjoying 15g of protein per serving. It’s absolutely addictive!

As a kid, making puppy chow was pure joy—the melted peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar. My favorite part? Shaking the brown paper bag until every Chex piece was coated in deliciousness.

What makes this recipe even better? We’ve upgraded our childhood favorite with protein powder instead of powdered sugar, making it tastier and healthier!

Protein Puppy Chow

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 6-7 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth and melted.
  • Place 3 cups of Chex cereal in a large bowl. Pour half of the melted chocolate-peanut butter mixture over the Chex. Gently fold until coated.
  • Add the remaining Chex and pour the rest of the chocolate-peanut butter mixture over them. Fold until evenly coated, allowing some Chex pieces to stick together.
  • To coat the Chex with protein powder, either keep the mixture in the bowl or transfer it to a paper bag. Add ½ cup of protein powder, gently stir or shake until coated. Add the remaining protein powder and toss again until coated.
  • Allow the puppy chow to cool before storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.


  • The flavor may vary depending on the type of protein powder used.
  • Feel free to use chocolate protein powder for a different flavor.
  • You can also try Corn Chex or Wheat Chex instead of Rice Chex for variety!

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