Puppy Chow has been one of my all-time favorite treats since childhood. I was first introduced to it at a school bake sale and have been hooked ever since. I had the classic recipe memorized by high school because I made it so often (not sure if that should be a point of pride or shame), but it wasn’t until recently that I started venturing into the world of different Puppy Chow flavors.
As a huge fan of all things pistachio, I knew this version was a must try. Can it hold its own against the classic chocolate and peanut butter? You’ll have to give the recipe a try and decide for yourself!
Like the original, this version still starts with Rice Chex. You can mix everything in a large bowl, or my preferred method is to toss it together in a clean brown paper bag. With the bag method you can fold the top over and shake it all together without turning your kitchen into a cloud of powdered sugar. You also can also toss or compost the bag when you’re done which makes cleanup a breeze.
The pistachio flavor not only adds a fun twist, but gives the treat a gorgeous green hue. It would be a perfect treat for the holidays, a baby shower, or St, Patrick’s day. Set it out in a big serving bowl or bag it up for individual servings. No matter what the occasion, this Pistachio Puppy Chow is sure to be a big hit!
Pistachio Puppy Chow
15m prep time
1 cook time
- 1 (12 oz) box Rice Chex
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 cup white chocolate or cream cheese chips
- 1 (3.4 oz) instant pistachio pudding mix
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Pour cereal into a very large bowl or doubled clean brown paper bag, set aside.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, add sweetened condensed milk, butter, and chips. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between, until chips are fully melted. Mix until smooth.
- Mix in the pudding powder until evenly combined, then add vanilla and salt.
- Pour pudding mixture over the cereal and toss until evenly coated, then add powdered sugar and toss again.
- Allow treat to cool then store in an airtight container. Best when eaten in the first day!
Recipe adapted from Highheelsandgrills.com