Puppy Chow Popcorn

Everyone loves munching on puppy chow, but I’ve switched things up to use popcorn in place of cereal for an out of this world snack that the whole family will love! Big thanks to Orville Redenbacher’s for sponsoring this recipe!

Puppy Chow Popcorn recipe

So, I hear there is a big awards show coming up, yeah? Do you have any big plans?

Every year I do the same thing. I put on my comfy pants, I grab a cozy blanket, I shut my children in the other room with a board game or their computers, and then I sit in front of the TV munching on popcorn all night and judging everyone’s dresses and thank you speeches.

Puppy Chow Popcorn recipe

Clearly, I know how to party. My husband can hardly stand how wild and crazy I am!

This year, I plan to switch things up just a bit. Puppy Chow Popcorn, y’all.

Puppy Chow Popcorn recipe

You’ve had puppy chow before, right? What if I changed the name to Muddy Buddies? I’ve always called it Puppy Chow, but I know a lot of people (my husband included!) call it Muddy Buddies. Either way, that snack mix is addictive, much the way popcorn is! When I pop a bag of popcorn, I don’t stop eating until I’m down to the very end! I thought it’d be ridiculous and dangerous and possibly illegal of me to mix the two snacks and turn them into one unstoppable force of goodness.

Mission accomplished.

Puppy Chow Popcorn recipe

I used Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Naturals Simply Salted Popcorn for this recipe. There are no artificial ingredients in the popcorn and it has half the fat of regular butter popcorn (and zero grams of trans fat!). Of course, I might have upped the fat just an eensy bit with all of the chocolate, peanut butter, and sugar, but that’s neither here nor there! This popcorn is amazing on it’s own, with just a light dusting of salt to bring out the flavor.

If you don’t have the time to whip up this treat, Orville has additional Gourmet Naturals flavors that are perfect on their own. Garlic Butter and Sea Salt is definitely worth a try for movie night! It’s a healthy snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty! The Zesty Pepper Butter is sure to be a favorite, too. With the combination of roasted red peppers, seasonings, and sea salt, you’ll have a gourmet snack that bursts with flavor!

If you have big plans for an awards show party (either an actual party with other human beings or just you and your couch) I hope you’ll whip up this easy treat! It’s perfect TV food!

Puppy Chow Popcorn recipe

Puppy Chow Popcorn recipe

Puppy Chow Popcorn recipePrint Recipe

Puppy Chow Popcorn

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 bag Orville Redenbacher's Simply Salted Gourmet Naturals Microwave Popcorn
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Prepare the popcorn according to package directions. Set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, add the milk chocolate chips and peanut butter. Melt in the microwave on low heat for 30 seconds or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds.
Pour half of the popped popcorn into a large bowl. Drizzle with half of the melted chocolate and peanut butter. Gently stir to coat. Add the remaining popcorn and chocolate mixture to the bowl and stir again to coat.
Add the coated popcorn to a large paper bag (or a large bowl with a lid), dump in the powdered sugar, close the bag and shake to coat the popcorn. Serve immediately.

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19 Responses to “Puppy Chow Popcorn”

  1. Betsy | JavaCupcake.com February 27, 2014 @ 4:56 am (#
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    I am in LOVE with the chevron paper cups you used for the puppy chow popcorn!!!

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  2. simple green moms February 27, 2014 @ 8:04 am (#
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    in case no one has ever told you before (which i am pretty sure we all have) you are a GENIUS =) LOVE this idea!

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  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 27, 2014 @ 8:28 am (#
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    Karly. This is amazing!!! OMG to die for. Pinned!

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  4. Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission February 27, 2014 @ 9:01 am (#
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    Gorgeous photos, Karly! Definitely pinning this – wow!

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  5. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am (#
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    Um… yes, please, and thank you. I could devour pounds of this chocolate-peanut butter popcorn, Karly! Pounds, I tell you!

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  6. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life February 27, 2014 @ 1:07 pm (#
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    And that would last 15.9 seconds exactly around me! Love that you used popcorn for the puppy chow. I’m wild and crazy and like to party sitting on my couch too!

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  7. Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled February 27, 2014 @ 1:24 pm (#
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    OMG, I want this right now! Perfect snack while watching all the award shows coming up! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe Karly, pinned! :)

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  8. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough February 27, 2014 @ 2:23 pm (#
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    SO. GENIUS. This totally takes my daily bowl of popcorn to another level!

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  9. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 27, 2014 @ 8:07 pm (#
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    I’m not normally the biggest fan of popcorn but with that kind of mixture coated on it how could I resist?

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  10. Ashton February 28, 2014 @ 12:58 pm (#
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    This stuff is the best!! It’s possibly my fave recipe from the book! PB + Chocolate + Popcorn = nirvana :)

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    • Karly replied: — February 28th, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

      @Ashton,

      Well, of course this is in your book! And here I thought I was being so genius.

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  11. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 28, 2014 @ 4:39 pm (#
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    GENIUS! The only way to make puppy chow better was this. You’ve done it. LOVE. pinned!

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  12. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 28, 2014 @ 11:02 pm (#
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    Oh goodness, this looks so good and dangerous!

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  13. Joanne March 1, 2014 @ 1:30 pm (#
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    I’ve always called it Muddy Buddies…but I’ll call it anything you say as long as I can sit on the couch with a big bowl and watch tv all day!

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  14. Sierra March 6, 2014 @ 2:44 pm (#
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    Wow! I am so glad I found this, because you just combined 3 of my favorite treats! I just made this and I had to put most of it in a bag in the fridge to keep from munching it all before dinner. It’s so yummy!

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  15. Joanne March 7, 2014 @ 1:10 pm (#
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    I have to say, I just made this. I used peanutbutter milk chocolate chips. Oh my gosh I love this better than the original. The possibilities are endless! Thanks Karly.

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  16. jcostello April 17, 2014 @ 2:50 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to try this!

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  17. cdiane July 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm (#
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    how many cups of popcorn should I use? i pop my own (don’t have a microwave) but would love to make this recipe!

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    • Karly replied: — July 14th, 2014 @ 8:59 am

      @cdiane,

      I don’t know for certain, but a microwaved bag usually produces 4 cups of popcorn. I’d start there and just adjust the amount of chocolate & peanut butter you pour over the top accordingly.

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