Picnic Puppy Chow

July 6, 2015  |   Brooks Halliday
Puppy chow cereal mix in a bowl on a children's ABC placemat
Photo Credit:  Emma Zumsen
15 min

Puppy chow is the perfect tempting treat when summer temps run high. No need to turn on the oven -- just melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Little hands will want to help with this one...almost as much as they'll want to gobble it up. You might want to make extra. Even if you don't have that many puppies, this chow tends to disappear quickly.


  1. In a large bowl combine cereals. In a medium bowl, combine baking chips, MaraNatha® Caramel Almond butter, coconut oil, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  2. Evenly pour chocolate mixture over cereal and toss to combine. Transfer mixture to a zip-top bag.
  3. Pour sugar over mix, seal bag, and vigorously toss to coat. Pack in decorative plastic sandwich bags or portion into patterned muffin liners for easy munching on the go.

About the author

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.