Delicious Pistachio Puppy Chow Recipe

Delicious Pistachio Puppy Chow Recipe

Since I was a kid, Puppy Chow has been one of my favorite snacks. I discovered it at a school event and have loved it ever since. In high school, I made this recipe so often that I knew it by heart. Recently, I started experimenting with different flavors of Puppy Chow, and this Pistachio Puppy Chow has become a new favorite.


  • 12 oz box of Rice Chex cereal
  • 14.4 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or cream cheese chips
  • 3.4 oz box of instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Pistachio Puppy Chow in a bowl, showcasing the green pistachio flavor with a dusting of powdered sugar


  1. Prepare the Cereal:
    • Place the Rice Chex cereal in a large bowl or a folded paper bag.
  2. Melt the Chocolate:
    • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, white chocolate chips, and sweetened condensed milk.
    • Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time until the mixture is fully melted and smooth.
  3. Add Flavor:
    • Stir in the instant pistachio pudding mix, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.
  4. Mix with Cereal:
    • Pour the pudding mixture over the Rice Chex cereal, stirring to coat the cereal evenly.
  5. Add the Powdered Sugar:
    • Add the powdered sugar to the coated cereal and mix until the cereal is fully covered.
  6. Cool and Store:
    • Allow the Pistachio Puppy Chow to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. Enjoy within the first couple of days for the best taste!

Tips for the Best Pistachio Puppy Chow

  • Use High-Quality Chocolate Chips: This ensures a smooth, creamy coating.
  • Mix Thoroughly: Make sure all the cereal is evenly coated with the pudding mixture for the best flavor.
  • Store Properly: Keeping the Puppy Chow in an airtight container ensures it stays fresh and crunchy.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g

Enjoy Your Snack!

This Pistachio Puppy Chow is a delightful twist on a classic favorite, combining the creamy richness of white chocolate with the unique flavor of pistachios. It's perfect for parties, gatherings, or just a sweet treat at home. Give it a try and enjoy the burst of flavors in every bite!

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