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Puppy chow
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Alternative names Monkey Munch, Muddy Buddies, Muddy Munch, Reindeer Chow, Doggy Bag
Course Snack
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Chocolate, peanut butter, cereal, powdered sugar
Food energy
(per serving)
20 kcal (84 kJ)

Puppy Chow, also typically known as monkey munch, muddy buddies, muddy munch, reindeer chow, or doggy bag, is the name for a homemade snack made in the United States. The recipe's name and ingredients can differ depending on the version, but most recipes will typically include cereal, melted chocolate, peanut butter (or other nut butters), and powdered sugar. Nut free versions can be made using nut butter alternatives, like Notnuts or sun butter. Cereals used in the recipes are usually Chex and/or Crispix. The snack's true origins are not known.

Many tend to make the snack during special events such as holidays and gaming. It is a popular snack to make for children and adults alike.

General Mills has made their own version of the snack, which they began selling under the name of Muddy Buddies in 2010, and it has been popular under that name in certain parts of the country since at least the 1980s.

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