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Pistachio Puppy Chow

An elevated twist on your favorite treat!

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Pistachio Puppy Chow 9-min

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!

Pistachio Puppy Chow 2-min

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.

Pistachio Puppy Chow 3-min
Pistachio Puppy Chow 4-min
Pistachio Puppy Chow 12-min

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 11-min
Pistachio Puppy Chow 7-min

Yield(s): Serves 15

15m prep time

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Ingredients
  • 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
Preparation
  1. Pour cereal into a very large bowl or doubled clean brown paper bag, set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix in the pudding powder until evenly combined, then add vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour pudding mixture over the cereal and toss until evenly coated, then add powdered sugar and toss again.
  5. Allow treat to cool then store in an airtight container. Best when eaten in the first day!

Recipe adapted from Highheelsandgrills.com