April 25, 2013

Popcorn n' Pretzel Butterscotch Puppy Chow

Pin It!
Cravings are manipulating.

For example, I wanted crunchy and salty instead of rich melty chocolate. Please, someone call the doctor ... I only want that after I've overdone the chocolate department! I didn't this time, pinky promise.

I have, however, overdone this snack mix/puppy chow department.

Puppy chow. Everyone has made puppy chow! So you thought ... Oh the joys of living with non-chocoholics! Some people healthify, I unchocolatify. And create new vocabulary on the side.


Anyhoo, I am loving me this snack mix. I made it on Sunday because I was (you guessed it) craving something other than chocolate.  (Maybe it had something to do with eating most of those mint chocolate cupcakes?  Don't answer that question.)

Created in honor if my brothers (who've tried and denied traditional puppy chow) this is an easy and incredible recipe that doesn't have chocolate. Despite that major cooking "sin" I fell in love with this recipe even more than my brothers did.

It seems peanut butter was made for butterscotch. Butterscotch is almost too sweet on its own and the peanut butter mellows the sugar overload AND adds deeper flavor with a subtle nuttiness. (Though peanuts are a legume - isn't that weird?)

The actual mix is Chex, popcorn, and pretzels. Now tell me how that isn't good? That's right, everything about this is plain perfect.  Crunchy, sweet, salty, and powdered sugar goodness.

An unchocolatified success.

Popcorn n' Pretzel Butterscotch Puppy Chow
Recipe Source: The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Yield: 9 cups

1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups popped plain popcorn
3 cups pretzels
3 cups Chex (corn, rice, wheat, or combo)
1/2 cup to 1 cup powdered sugar

Place popcorn, pretzels, and Chex in large bowl.

Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Pour over popcorn mixture. Toss in powdered sugar.

Store leftovers in airtight container.

Shared with Chef-In-Training and nap-time creations.


  1. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Pretzels in puppy chow? And the genius idea of using butterscotch chips instead of puppy chow? How could anyone resist making this, let alone EATING this? I totally want to try making this at home! Did you make up this recipe? If so, I am even more impressed! Yummy-looking pictures, too!

    1. Now you make me feel creative;) I did make it up, but that doesn't mean someone else hasn't done it, I just haven't seen it. Yes, even though it doesn't have chocolate, I couldn't keep my hands out of the bowl!

  2. You are so CREATIVE! Yummy yummy, I love ordinary puppy chow but this looks just as good! Woah:)

  3. Pinning this just made you hungry!!!

    1. Haha, you make me smile! And now I'm hungry again ... Story of my life!

    2. Haha, thanks!! ;)

  4. crunchy, salty, sweet, crispy, sugary, and lots of butterscotch! This is my kind of snack mix! :)

  5. Your house just sounds super fun because it is always filled with SWEETS!


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Your comments make my day!

DMCA.com Protection