Cookie Butter Puppy Chow - The Surznick Common Room

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cookie Butter Puppy Chow

Does that title have you drooling already? Me too. We all know that the holy grail of Trader Joe's is their Speculoos Cookie Butter, AKA heaven in a jar. On toast, fruit, a spoon, you name it - cookie butter is just so dang delicious.

Recently I was thinking about the chocolate strawberry puppy chow we made for Valentine's Day. It was so good and easy to make, so I decided it was time to whip up another batch. That's when it hit me - if regular puppy chow is made with peanut butter, it would be completely possible (and amazing) to make puppy chow with cookie butter! Hooray!

I know you're gonna want to make this puppy chow too, so here's what you need!
- 5 cups rice Chex cereal
- 2/3 cup Speculoos Cookie Butter
- 1/2 cup chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines is vegan)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Here's what you do!
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt cookie butter stirring frequently. It should be heated until pourable. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cake mix and powdered sugar.
- In a large bowl or freezer bag, combine rice chex and melted cookie butter. Shake or stir together until all pieces of chex are covered. We used a large Tupperware container and shook it around to cover each piece.
- Add cake mix/powdered sugar mixture and shake or stir until all pieces are covered. And... eat!

Just soooo good. If you don't have a Trader Joe's where you live, A) I am very sorry to hear that, B) You can buy cookie butter on Amazon, like Nick's brother does!, and C) YOU CAN TOTALLY MAKE YOUR OWN! No matter what you need to do to get this recipe made, I highly recommend you do it.

Have a great week!

Sarah & Nick


  1. Omg this looks amazing. Trader Joe's cookie butter is seriously addicting. I stopped buying it after awhile because it's just too tempting to go through the whole container in a day or two.

    However, I might need to make an exception to make this recipe. :) Thanks for sharing!

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