Reese’s Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow

Reeses Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow
There is a great debate in our house about what the snack mixture pictured above is called. I call it puppy chow, Ryan says they are muddy buddies.

Technically (according to wikipedia, yes my great official source) Chex cereals coined the term “Muddy Buddies.” And I also learned that Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies is a midwest thing – is that true?

Anyway, what do you call them?

Reeses Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow
This is a super easy recipe:
reese’s pieces + brownie pieces + puppy chow (using brownie mix instead of powdered sugar) = reese’s pieces brownie puppy chow

Reeses Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow

Reese’s Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow


  • 6 cup rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups brownie mix, from the box
  • Reese's Pieces (I used minis)
  • Brownie pieces (make ahead of time and break into bites)


  1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the chocolatey mixture over the cereal and gently mix until covered.
  4. Dump the chocolate covered cereal into a large plastic bag (or large container with a lid)
  5. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of the brownie mix, seal and shake until coated.
  6. If it isn't coated enough with the brownie mix, add in the additional 1/2 cup and shake again.
  7. Pour into a large bowl and add the reese's pieces and brownie pieces, mix and enjoy.

Recipe adapted from Your Cup of Cake

Reeses Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow
Anyone else feel like they could bring this to their next halloween party? It would be spooktacular!

Reeses Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow
And a little added bonus..

One year for Halloween Ryan and I went as Steve Irwin and a crocodile.

We like coming up with unique couple costumes. Do you have any good ideas?

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  1. This sounds delish!! I love a good puppy chow recipe ;) Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks super good! Pinning to try later, thank you!

  3. Thanks for sharing with A Peek into my Paradise – I love your photos and this puppy chow; oh my goodness; looks so amazing! Reeses are so good:)

  4. This looks DELISH!! You’re making me hungry. I’m hosting a throw pillow giveaway that you should enter!

  5. can never get enough of any of those ingredients. so yummy

  6. I call it Puppy Chow :) I believe that many traditional recipes called for Crispex cereal which is becoming harder to find. I usually only see it around Christmas (maybe for making puppy chow??) Chex cereal was an easy replacement and later recipes called for that. Chex cereal coined the “Muddy Buddies” name when they started promoting the recipe using solely their cereal. I am from Minnesota, so there’s the Midwest thing I guess?? Maybe you can tell a true puppy chow fan from a latecomer based on what they call it.
    Your recipe looks delicious! thank you!

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  8. Ooh, looks delicious! And that’s a super fun couple costume idea. JM and I want to go as House and Cuddy one year. :-) I’m pinning this for sure, thanks so much for sharing it at my link party!

  9. I am an avid, avid fan of Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies! And yes, my friends in New England have no idea what I’m talking about when I talk about these addictive treats. Adding actual brownie pieces and Reese’s Pieces? Gah! Looks amazing!

  10. Putting brownies in this sounds amazing!
    Come link up with me and share!

  11. Looks like a tasty fall treat!

  12. I think I would just call this mix good! I love your costume.

    Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I am always glad to see you and yoru wonderful recipes

  13. Oh yummy! I love reese’s pieces… :) They look so pretty in the mix. I am pinning this to my Autumn board.

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  15. In Oklahoma we make Puppy Chow with Crispex cereal. Can’t wait to try your version. Thanks!

  16. Is there an alternative to using the microwave? The microwave in my apartment is from dinosaur-era and doesn’t “cook” anything properly, and I want to make this so bad!!

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  18. Couples costume ideas – Barbie & Ken, Mickey & Minnie, Bonnie & Clyde… The movie “Never Been Kissed” has a “famous couples” homecoming theme that might give you some more ideas…

  19. I love muddy buddies or Puppy chow whatever we all call it, either name it’s delicious! I will need to add this to my list to make!

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