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Pumpkin Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

Chocolate  |  Published on Oct 15, 2017  |  Last modified on Oct 23, 2019

Rice chex with pumpkin pie flavors in a white bowl

Take the traditional Puppy Chow and Fall it up a bit with this PUMPKIN Puppy Chow! 

We all know Pumpkin and Fall go together like Minnie and Mickey. It’s a match made in heaven!

I was brainstorming a new Fall recipe to share with you that wasn’t a typical pumpkin recipe. Pumpkin waffles and pancakes are delicious, don’t get me wrong, I just wanted to change it up a bit which is why this pumpkin puppy chow was created. 

After 3 batches of puppy chow, I finally came up with the winning recipe. And by the way, I am not mad it took me 3 rounds since now I have a plethora of puppy chow 😉

Pumpkin Puppy Chow in a white bowl

My boyfriend is allergic to all nuts and has NEVER tried puppy chow before, which is why this recipe is made with soy nut butter. (I used the WOW butter).

I figured he’s 27 and never tried puppy chow I must make it with soy butter! However, it’s traditionally made with peanut butter, so whatever you choose with this recipe it will still be delicious. 

Take the traditional Puppy Chow and Fall it up a bit with this PUMPKIN Puppy Chow! Click To Tweet

Whether you’re going to a party or really just craving chocolate + pumpkin – you’ve gotta try this recipe! Hope you enjoy!

Take the traditional Puppy Chow and Fall it up a bit with this PUMPKIN Puppy Chow!"

Pumpkin Puppy Chow

Puppy chow, (sometimes referred to as muddy buddies), is an addicting yet delicious treat! Especially this Fall version with pumpkin!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Tawnie Kroll


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup soy nut butter or peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla exrtact
  • 5 cups rice chex
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice


  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate. Then mix in the soy butter, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Pour chex in a large bowl. Then pour chocolate mixture over rice chex and mix together. Move this mixture into a large ziplock baggie and pour in powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Close bag and shake it up! Be sure all rice chex is coated well. Enjoy!!
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Any nut butter may be used in place of soy nut butter! Peanut butter is a popular choice. 


Pumpkin Puppy Chow in a white bowl

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  1. Loved this! Super easy and a fun variety! I usually don’t eat puppy chow, but I definitely ate a good deal of this! The pumpkin flavor is just enough to taste it without being too overpowering. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Hi Katelyn, thank you so much for the comment! I am glad he liked it after all! 🙂 I was a picky eater when I was his age so I totally get it, yay for meal time wins!!

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