Puppy Chow

Christmas baking does not seem as overwhelming this year as it did last year.  I have learned ways to adjust our recipes and make them more carb friendly.  So, instead of not making a few of our long time favorite Christmas goodies this year, I am simply trying them with some adjustments.  My first one to try was Puppy Chow and it turned out great!


Puppy Chow


  • 9 cups of Rice Chex Cereal (or similar)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I use organic no sugar added)
  • 1 cup sugar free Hershey’s Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup regular powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Swerve powdered sugar alternative


  1. In a saucepan melt the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips together.
  2. Once smooth and melted remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Place the 9 cups of rice chex into a bowl and pour the melted coating over the cereal.
  4. Toss to coat all the pieces.
  5. Once the pieces are well coated, place them in a large paper bag.
  6. Add the regular powdered sugar and the Swerve.  Close the bag and shake well until each piece is lightly coated in powdered sugar.
  7. Spread the mix out on parchment paper to cool.
  8. Store in an air tight container and enjoy!

Nutritional Information – 1 serving is 1/2 cup = 20 g carbs