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What’s better than a chocolate bar dipped into peanut butter? 

Human Puppy Chow made with a twist! Some call it People Chow, but I think it’s more fun calling it Human Puppy Chow. So, call it whatever suits your fancy.


I have a secret ingredient that makes this human puppy chow unique and absolutely to-die-for. I seriously have trouble not stashing this treat in my beloved hiding spot in the pantry, so I can selfishly enjoy it by my lonesome.

It’s cracking crunch is addicting.


Human Puppy Chow Recipe with a twist. Check out my secret ingredient. #ReimagineCereal

Cracklin Oat Bran is one of my favorite cereals that I buy at Albertsons. Cereal has many uses beyond just pouring it in a pretty bowl with cold milk. I love to make up creative recipes using some of my favorite products, especially cereal.

It’s always fun to explore Kellogg’s amazing recipes and find incredible inspiration on their site. I challenge you  to try something a little out there and put your own spin on your favorite cereal, too. You never know, you may just unlock your inner cereal foodie and surprise yourself and your senses. Not to mention, your kids will think you’re the COOLest mom on the block!

I made this sweet Human Puppy Chow today with my favorite cereal, Cracklin Oat Bran. It’s not too sweet and has the perfect crunch. I prefer it over the original human puppy chow recipe that everyone makes. It even has a hint of cinnamon in each bite, which I found so very tasty. It must be present in the cereal. 


How to Make Human Puppy Chow with a Twist


  • 1 1/2 c of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c of butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/4 c of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (17 oz) of Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal
  • 2 c of powdered sugar


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  • Melt chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter in a sauce pan on low until melted.

Melted chocolate

  • Set aside and slightly cool.

  • Pour cereal into a large mixing bowl.


  • Pour melted chocolate mixture on cereal and coat thoroughly.
  • Place cereal mixture in a gallon sized ziplock bag and slowly pour powdered sugar into the bag. Gently shake until the powdered sugar has coated the cereal.


  • Let the mixture dry on parchment paper.
  • Enjoy. Store any leftovers in a ziplock baggie or container.

Human Puppy Chow Recipe with a twist. Check out my secret ingredient. #ReimagineCereal


It truly is that simple to make. Beware though, don’t expect it to last long in your house. It only lasted one afternoon in our kitchen.

Please visit this website for more cereal inspiration for creative breakfast and snack creations. 

When will you make this human puppy chow recipe?