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Sugar Free Puppy Chow Mix

My son has kept asking for some Puppy Chow but with all the holiday parties and gatherings we just didn't have the time to make it nor did we need another sweet treat in the home at the moment.

Since today is Sunday and we've got a Football game to watch and cheer on our beloved Packers, I decided we should make it to enjoy while watching.

So, my 3 year old sat on the counter and helped me whip up this delicious and less sugary treat. I have a thing for puppy chow and could seriously eat too much. PB and chocolate are like my best friends haha. I have loved the fact that we have been able to swap out a few ingredients with some better options. Of course you do what you want but I wanted to give you this recipe so you could enjoy a little something without inhaling loads of sugar. Because of the sugar swaps and dark chocolate it's actually hard to eat too much of it. You end up feeling satisfied after a little bit of it.

The ingredients we use in this recipe are acquired from Costco, Thrive Market, and Just Ingredients Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Powder (which is an optional add in, I will give another alternative) If you've never heard of Thrive Market here is my personal link for you to learn all about it and save 40% off your first order if you choose to try it out.

Are you ready???? Let's get to the recipe, which is quite simple.


  • 9 Cups of Chex Mix Cereal

  • 1 Cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (We use Costco Brand)

  • 1 Cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Costco has a bag sometimes or use Lily's)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 Cup Lakanto Monk Fruit Powdered Sugar

  • 2 scoops of Just Ingredients Protein Powder (alternatively you can use 1/4-1/3 cup of some coconut flour to help add more coating to the cereal which I love to use too. Too much of the Lakanto Powdered Sugar just ends up adding too much Monk Fruit sweetness)


  1. Melt your PB and Chocolate chips on the stove or in the microwave. Then add your splash of vanilla and mix in.

  2. Add your cereal to a giant bowl and pour your chocolate mixture on top. Carefully mix it up as best you can without crushing all the cereal.

  3. Sprinkle on your powdered sugar and protein powder or coconut flour

  4. Shake with lid on or transfer to a bag and shake around.

  5. Store in fridge or freezer or gobble it all up right away. I love eating it cold from the freezer.


If you made this recipe I would love to see and hear your comments! Share it on your social media and tag me @gabby.getrootedinhealth on Instagram or Rooted In Health on Facebook. Feel free to share your comments and questions below.

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