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Triple-Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

Photo: Emma Crist; Styling: Emma Crist

This recipe is a staff favorite. Sweet, creamy, and slightly salty, Triple-Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow will become your new, go-to way to make the classic chocolate-cereal treat.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chocolate-flavored crispy rice cereal squares (such as Chocolate Chex)
  • 1/2 cup cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside.

  2. Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, chocolate-hazelnut spread, and butter in a small, microwave-safe glass bowl; microwave for 1 minute or until mixture begins to melt. Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds and stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

  3.  Add chocolate mixture to cereal in bowl; stir gently to evenly coat. Place mixture in a large, zip-top plastic bag. Add chopped peanut butter cups to bag. Seal bag and shake to combine. Add powdered sugar to bag. Seal bag; shake until cereal mixture is fully coated. Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet lined with wax paper; cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.