|Alternative names||Monkey Munch, Muddy Buddies, Muddy Munch, Reindeer Chow|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredients||Chocolate, peanut butter/ chocolate, cereal, powdered sugar|
|20 kcal (84 kJ)|
|Cookbook: Puppy chow Media: Puppy chow|
Puppy chow, also typically known as monkey munch, muddy buddies, muddy munch, or reindeer chow, 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, and powdered sugar. Cereals used in the recipes are usually Chex or Crispix. The snack's true origins are not known.
The snack's name is based upon its look and consistency, which can resemble the Dog Chow brand of dog food in its appearance. Many tend to make the snack during special events such as holidays and gaming events, although it is also a popular snack to make for children.
Puppy chow’s name originated from “Mans Chocolate” in the Second World War. This was a fast form of fiber, carbs, and sugar men needed to keep up with the ever moving front. First distributed in 1942.
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