Puppy chow (snack)

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Puppy chow
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Alternative namesMonkey Munch, Muddy Buddies, Muddy Munch, Reindeer Chow, Doggy Bag [1]
CourseSnack
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientsChocolate, 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.[2] 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 are easy to make by substituting nuts with not nuts or sun butter. Cereals used in the recipes are usually Chex and/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. It is a popular snack to make for children and adults alike.[3][4]

General Mills has made their own version of the snack, which they began selling under the name of Muddy Buddies in 2010.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reindeer Chow". My Baking Addiction. December 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Frisky Eats: 17 Recipes For Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies". The Frisky. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  3. ^ Bosworth, Lo (2011). The Lo-Down. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. p. 200. ISBN 1442412003. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ Schatzkamer Miller, Nina (2014). The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks. McFarland. pp. 19, 22. ISBN 9780786466689. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ Grence, JK. "PECAN PIE PRINGLES, CHEX MIX MUDDY BUDDIES AND MORE LIMITED EDITION HOLIDAY SNACKS". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  6. ^ "GENERAL MILLS INTRODUCES WHEATIES FUEL ENERGY BARS, CHEX MIX MUDDY BUDDIES". NACS Online. Retrieved 14 July 2015.