|Alternative name(s)||Muddy Buddies|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredient(s)||Chocolate, peanut butter, cereal, powdered sugar, Chex|
Puppy Chow, known to many, including the Chex company's Muddy Buddies, also known as cat chow, is a form of chocolate-based confectionery, eaten in the United States. It is most often consumed in the northern Midwest, including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio and Missouri.. Different versions of the recipe call for different levels of ingredients, but they all produce the same result: melted chocolate, peanut butter and cereal coated with powdered sugar. The name "puppy chow" is based on look and consistency of this snack, which resembles the Dog Chow brand of dog food in its appearance (but not in taste) .
The main ingredient is a cereal such as Chex or Crispix. Any variety of Chex can be used, but rice is the most popular. The cereal is mixed with melted chocolate chips, butter (or a butter substitute), creamy peanut butter, and sometimes vanilla. After mixing, the result is coated with powdered sugar, usually added by shaking it together in a plastic storage container. Once coated, it may be placed in the refrigerator or freezer to cool.
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