Nutter Butter Puppy Chow

by Jillian

Just 5 ingredients to make this addictively sweet mix of Nutter Butter cookie-coated chex squares!

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I’d say it’s been long enough since I’ve posted a peanut butter recipe, don’t you?

So this week, I’m sharing one of my all-time FAVORITE puppy chows to date…


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Excited much?

When it comes to store-bought sandwich cookies, you can never go wrong with a good old-fashioned Oreo. HOWEVER, if given a choice between Nutter Butter Cookies or Oreos, I’d have to go with Nutter Butters all the way.

There’s just something undeniably alluring about those crisp, buttery cookies sandwiching that irresistibly sweet, peanut buttery filling. And you have to agree, their cute peanut shape makes them even more fun to eat!

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So how does one transform a cookie that’s already so delicious and perfect into something a mother would give her first-born up for? Allow me to explain.

To start things off, I melted a mixture of butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Why butterscotch chips and not peanut butter chips? In the past, I’ve found that the butterscotch chips really enhance the peanut butter flavor. And don’t worry about the butterscotch chips overshadowing the peanut butter. After eating (more like engorging) this mix, I completely forgot there were butterscotch chips in this recipe. Seriously though, these peanut butter and butterscotch were practically meant for holy matrimony. Because baking ingredients get married all the time…

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Anyway, once the butterscotch chips and peanut butter have “married” (and had the most amazingly unforgettable wedding ever!), they’re tossed with the always crisp, perfectly shaped squares of chex cereal.  We’re not even at the good part yet, guys.

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Ok, NOW we’re at the good part. The mix is then thrown into a bag of crushed Nutter Butter cookies. The key to getting maximum Nutter Butter action in this treat is to shake the mixture with JUST the crushed Nutter Butter cookies first, and then adding the powdered sugar at the end. The reason being that the cookie crumbs aren’t ground as finely as powdered sugar, so they won’t stick as well if combined with the powdered sugar first. The more you know.

Not to sound like one of those NBC PSA announcements…

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To make sure that people know who the real H.B.I.C. of this recipe is, I chopped up a few (more like A LOT!) more Nutter Butter cookies to toss into the mix. 

Consider this recipe a dedication to one of my all-time favorite childhood (and adulthood!) cookies.

Nutter Butter Puppy Chow

Nutter Butter Puppy Chow

Just 5 ingredients to make this addictively sweet mix of Nutter Butter cookie-coated chex squares!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Cups


  • 6 Nutter Butter Cookies plus more for adding
  • ¼ cup butterscotch chips
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups rice chex cereal
  • cup powdered sugar


  • In a food processor (or with a large zip-top bag and a rolling pin), crush the cookies until broken into fine crumbs.
  • Microwave the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl for one minute. Remove and stir until smooth and thoroughly incorporated. If lumps still remain, return mixture to the microwave for 20-30 more seconds.
  • Pour cereal into peanut butter mixture and stir to coat. Dump cereal mixture into bag of crushed cookies, seal, and shake until cereal is evenly coated.* Add in the powdered sugar, seal, and continue to shake until fully coated. If desired, break or chop up a few more Nutter Butter cookies to throw into the mix. Stir and enjoy!


*Instead of just mixing the crushed cookies with the powdered sugar and shaking, I decided to shake the cereal in the crushed cookies alone first. I found that the cookies stuck to the cereal better when shaken alone, so that you'd end up with fewer loose cookie crumbs that didn't stick to the cereal.
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication June 10, 2015 - 12:44 PM

What a great combination! Looks delish! Thanks for linking up over at the Creative Inspiration Link Party!

Nan a.k.a Granny Fabulosa June 9, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Oh, no! No I know these exist! 🙂


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