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]
CourseCandy
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 candy 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 true origins of the candy are not known.

Many tend to make the candy during special events such as holidays and gaming. It is a popular candy to make for children and adults alike.[2][3]

General Mills has made their own version of the candy, which they began selling under the name of Muddy Buddies in 2010,[4][5] and it has been popular under that name in certain parts of the country since at least the 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reindeer Chow". My Baking Addiction. December 24, 2011.
  2. ^ Bosworth, Lo (2011). The Lo-Down. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. p. 200. ISBN 978-1442412002. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  3. ^ Schatzkamer Miller, Nina (2014). The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and candy. McFarland. pp. 19, 22. ISBN 9780786466689. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ Grence, JK. "PECAN PIE PRINGLES, CHEX MIX MUDDY BUDDIES AND MORE LIMITED EDITION HOLIDAY SNACKS". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ "GENERAL MILLS INTRODUCES WHEATIES FUEL ENERGY BARS, CHEX MIX MUDDY BUDDIES". NACS Online. Retrieved 14 July 2015.