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Crunchy Elegance: Pistachio Puppy Chow Experience the irresistible delight of Pistachio Puppy Chow, a crunchy and nutty treat that’s perfect for snacking and sharing. This delightful twist on the classic puppy chow recipe combines crispy cereal, creamy peanut butter, rich chocolate, and the unique flavor of pistachios. Whether you’re preparing it for a special occasion or a casual get-together, Pistachio Puppy Chow is a delightful blend of elegance and crunch. Get ready to savor the crunchy elegance of Pistachio Puppy Chow.

A Nutty Twist

The star of this recipe is the delightful twist of pistachios, which add a unique and irresistible nutty flavor to the classic puppy chow.

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Pistachio Puppy Chow is homemade delight at its finest, ready to elevate your snacking game.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Pistachio Puppy Chow with these variations:

  1. Gluten-Free Option: Use gluten-free Chex cereal to make this treat suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  2. Flavor Exploration: Experiment with different nut varieties like almonds, cashews, or pecans for a flavor adventure.
  3. Sweet Sensation: Add a dash of cinnamon or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for extra sweetness and flavor.

Closing in Todd Wilbur Style

Now that you’ve discovered the crunchy elegance of Pistachio Puppy Chow, it’s time to savor its homemade delight. Share it with friends and family, or enjoy it as a satisfying snack anytime. Don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how much you enjoyed this nutty twist on a classic treat. Happy savoring!

Tips or Notes:

  • Be sure to use a large mixing bowl to coat the cereal evenly with the chocolate and peanut butter mixture.
  • Store Pistachio Puppy Chow in an airtight container to keep it fresh and crispy.
  • Customize the sweetness to your liking by adjusting the amount of powdered sugar used for coating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use white chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips?

Yes, you can use white chocolate chips or a combination of both for a different flavor profile.

Can I make Pistachio Puppy Chow ahead of time?

Absolutely! Pistachio Puppy Chow can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container until you’re ready to enjoy it.



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  • 9 cups 9 Chex cereal (rice, corn, or wheat)

  • 1 cup 1 semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 creamy peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 powdered sugar

  • 1 cup 1 shelled pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the semi-sweet chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, and unsalted butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract until fully incorporated into the chocolate and peanut butter mixture.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, pour the Chex cereal.
  • Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the cereal. Gently fold and stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the mixture.
  • In a large resealable plastic bag or a large mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar and chopped pistachio nuts.
  • Carefully transfer the coated cereal into the bag or bowl with the powdered sugar and pistachios.
  • Seal the bag or cover the bowl, then shake or toss to coat the cereal thoroughly with the powdered sugar and pistachios.
  • Spread the Pistachio Puppy Chow onto a baking sheet or parchment paper to cool and set.
  • Once the Puppy Chow is cooled and the chocolate mixture has hardened, break it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Savor the crunchy elegance of Pistachio Puppy Chow as a delightful snack or party treat. Enjoy!

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