Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Sweet Minglers, or whatever it is you call that addictive chocolate and peanut butter covered cereal coated in powder sugar. Seriously though. What do you call it? I grew up calling it puppy chow. Maybe puppy chow is just an Iowa name for it.
Whatever you call it you know that they are FABULOUS. Around Christmas I saw a recipe for muddy buddy/puppy chow cookies. COOKIES! Chocolate covered peanut butter cookies tossed in powdered sugar. Of course! When I first came across this recipe on Cookies and Cups I found myself asking, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” It makes complete sense now that I’ve made them.
As you can see I made two versions. One is dipped entirely in the chocolate and the other one is my lazy version. The lazy version just has the melted chocolate mixture smeared on the top and dusted with powdered sugar. Dinner time was quickly approaching and the kiddos were getting fussy. You know how it goes.
If you believe chocolate + peanut butter = true love forever then you need to make yourself a batch ASAP!
PUPPY CHOW COOKIES
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1-1/4 cups flour
For the chocolate layer
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line baking sheet with parchment paper
2. In mixing bowl beat together butter, peanut butter, and sugars on medium speed until smooth, 2-3 minutes
3. Add egg, vanilla, soda, and salt. Mix for 1-2 minutes
4. Turn down to low and slowly add in flour, mix until just combined
5. Scoop dough on to cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart, press cookie dough to flatten
6. Bake for 8 minutes
7. Remove to cooling rack and cool completely before covering in chocolate
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER
1. In a medium size bowl place chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Melt on high heat for 1 minute
2. Whisk together until well combined
3. Using a fork dip each cookie in chocolate, tap off the extra
4. Pour powdered sugar in a pie plate
5. Dip chocolate covered cookie in the powdered sugar coating both sides
6. Return cookies to the cool rack and allow to cool completely