Puppy Chow Cookies

These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are coated in a mixture of chocolate and peanut butter, and covered in powdered sugar. They taste like puppy chow!

Puppy Chow Cookies

Puppy Chow Cookies, Muddy Buddy Cookies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Delicious Cookies – whatever you call these, you are going to LOVE them! If you are a fan of puppy chow (chex mix coated in chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar), this is the cookie for you.

You start with a peanut butter cookie, which is soft and chewy and delicious all on its own (as Zeke and I can attest to – we ate a few haha). Then you dip the cookies in a combination of melted chocolate and peanut butter, then coat them in powdered sugar.

Puppy Chow Cookies

Is your mouth watering yet? They are amazing! I had to freeze these cookies immediately to keep from eating way too many of them. Unfortunately (fortunately?) they also taste great straight out of the freezer. 🙂

If you are a chocolate and peanut butter fan, these cookies are for you. They are the ultimate combination of the two flavors, and they are perfect for your Christmas cookie trays!

These cookies really do taste like puppy chow in cookie form. You will love them – happy baking! 🙂

Puppy Chow Cookies

Puppy Chow Cookies are day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats! I will post a new cookie every day for the first 12 days of December. You can see all these recipes from over the years under my Christmas Cookies tag. 🙂 See all of this year’s cookies here: 12 Days of Christmas Treats 2015. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.

Puppy Chow Cookies

These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are coated in a mixture of chocolate and peanut butter, and covered in powdered sugar. They taste like puppy chow!



  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flour


  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Make the cookies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liners and set aside.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Add both sugars and beat for 2 minutes. Beat in egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt until combined. Turn mixer to low and add in flour until just combined.
  3. Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and then flatten to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-9 minutes until golden at he edges and bottom is beginning to brown. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the coating: In a microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Heat on 50% power for 1 minute and stir. Continue microwaving at 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  5. Place powdered sugar in a separate bowl. Dip each cookie in chocolate and using a fork remove cookie, tapping off excess chocolate. Immediately dip the cookie into the powdered sugar and toss to coat completely. Place back on cooling rack to until chocolate is set.
Puppy Chow Cookies - peanut butter cookies coated in chocolate and peanut butter, and covered in powdered sugar. They taste like puppy chow!
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  1. puppy chow is my THING with my college friends. we are definitely trying these next time we can get together (which may be awhile since we live in TN, OH, PA, South Korea, and France). yum!

  2. Oh my gosh you might be the most evil for making these. THEY MUST BE IN MY BELLY!

  3. These looks fabulous. I think my kids and grandies will love them. Have to make them tomorrow for our Count Down to Christmas devotional tomorrow night.

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  5. I made these…and they did nit turn out. I think it’s a misprint to add one tablespoon of vanilla, so I did 1 tsp. The cookies broke easily, but they did taste fine. Them the chocolate dip was way too stiff. I had to add a few tbls of milk to get it spreadable. So once I dipped the cookies, they fell apart easily. I follwed evey instruction carefully. I ended up just crumbling all the cookies that broke, rolled them in powdered sugar and calle it Reindeer Poop. It tasted fine but I only had about 10 good cookies. 

  6. Love them! thanks so much!

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  8. I made these and they were delicious!  I did have trouble dipping the cookies in the chocolate.  The chocolate was too thick, so I frosted the cookies Instead.  Do you have any suggestions on how I can thin out the chocolate .   

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