Pistachio Puppy Chow


Ah, the nostalgic allure of Puppy Chow, or as some call it, Muddy Buddies! While many of us hold a soft spot for the classic version, the introduction of pistachio adds a gourmet spin that tantalizes the palate.


  • A single package (12 oz) of Chex Mix Cereal
  • One tin (14 oz) of condensed, sugary milk
  • Melted unsalted butter amounting to half a cup
  • White chocolate or a cup of cream cheese morsels
  • A single packet (3.4 oz) of instant pudding mix featuring pistachio flavor
  • Vanilla extract, measured at half a teaspoon
  • A pinch of fine salt, around half a teaspoon
  • A duo of cups filled with icing sugar


  1. Initial Set-Up: Place your Chex Mix into an oversized bowl or a clean, dual-layer paper bag. Keep it handy for subsequent steps.
  2. Creating the Liquid Base: In a bowl that resists microwave radiation, merge your condensed milk, the butter in its liquid form, and the chip variety of your preference. Use microwave blasts at 30-second stages, stirring at each pause until you achieve a molten, homogeneous substance.
  3. Incorporating Pistachio Goodness: Add the pistachio-flavored pudding powder to the molten base. Stir until you obtain a uniform texture. Afterward, blend in your vanilla and salt for extra flavor dimensions.
  4. Coating Calisthenics: Cascade the pistachio fusion over your prepared cereal. Make sure each piece gains a generous coat by tossing everything together energetically.
  5. The Sugary Finale: Cover the ensemble with icing sugar. A final, vigorous toss ensures the sugar creates a harmonious balance with the pistachio elements.
  6. Safeguarding Your Culinary Triumph: Once your Pistachio Puppy Chow has cooled to ambient temperature, sequester it within an air-sealed container. To experience its peak lusciousness, consume within a couple of days.

Embrace this Pistachio Puppy Chow as a gourmet escapade—a true coup de maître in the realm of snacks. Ideal for family gatherings or solitary snacking, it’s a transcendent culinary joy bound to leave an impression.