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two bowls of vegan puppy chow surrounded by a bowl of chocolate chips and powdered sugar

Vegan Puppy Chow

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan puppy chow is a super easy and incredibly addictive dessert! The crispy Chex cereal is covered with melted chocolate and creamy peanut butter, then coated with powdered sugar. This is a healthier twist on the classic recipe, making it dairy-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. It’s made with 5 ingredients and ready in 10 minutes. Bring it to parties, potlucks, game day, or enjoy it at home for movie night. Everyone loves this Midwestern dessert!




  1. Add Chex cereal to a very large bowl (such as a serving bowl).
  2. Divide powdered sugar amongst 2 large ziplock bags or 1 large brown paper bag.
  3. Add chocolate chips, peanut butter, vegan butter, and vanilla to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until melted. Do not burn the chocolate.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate over the Chex cereal. Gently stir to evenly coat all of the cereal. Transfer the chocolate-coated Chex to the ziplock bags/brown paper bag. Shake to evenly coat all of the cereal with powdered sugar.
  5. Transfer puppy chow to a bowl and enjoy! Keep stored in the refrigerator.


  • I prefer enjoying this puppy chow after it has chilled in the refrigerator. After preparing it, I always test a few bites (can’t help it!) and then refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. This isn’t required, but I think it tastes best chilled.
  • If you don’t want to use the microwave, you can melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, vegan butter, and vanilla together in a saucepan on the stove.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 265
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g

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