Single-Serving Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

 A classic treat made healthy, high protein, and single serving for portion control!



Classic Muddy Buddy recipes use melted chocolate, butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and cereal.

While they are insanely delicious, when I looked up recipes, an average 1/2 cup serving size clocked in at around 220-250 calories, 10+ g of fat, 40+ g carbs, 16+ g of sugar, and a measly 3 g of protein.

High fat/carb/calorie + low protein = a recipe for over-eating!

By subbing Splenda/Truvia for powdered sugar, cocoa powder for chocolate, PB2 for peanut butter, and coconut oil spray for the butter, you’ll save a ton on calories, fat, and sugar. Plus, you’ll get plenty of extra protein, which means you’ll be satisfied for longer!

True story, when I made these and told my husband what I made a healthy version of, he said he had never heard of puppy chow/muddy buddies! How is that possible?? Luckily, even without a comparison, he gave me a thumbs up!

I’m thinking I should try to come up with some other flavors!

Please note: It was brought to my attention that some people (besides just my husband!) might not be aware of the fact that this recipe is for people based on the name. Please don’t share with your furry children, as cocoa is not safe for dogs and can be toxic in high enough doses. 



Reader Questions:
1/ What do you call them, Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies?
2/ What other flavors should I make??

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks and sounds delicious! I could sit down with a big bowl of that.

    1. I know right?! I love macro friendly treats!! 🙂

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