Pistachio Puppy Chow has been one of my all-time favorite treats since childhood. I was first introduced to it at a school bake sale and have been hooked ever since. I had the classic recipe memorized by high school because I made it so often (not sure if that should be a point of pride or shame), but it wasn’t until recently that I started venturing into the world of different Puppy Chow flavors.


  • 1 (12 oz) box Rice Chex
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white chocolate or cream cheese chips
  • 1 (3.4 oz) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

How To Make Pistachio Puppy Chow

  1. Pour cereal into a very large bowl or doubled clean brown paper bag, set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add sweetened condensed milk, butter, and chips. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between, until chips are fully melted. Mix until smooth.
  3. Mix in the pudding powder until evenly combined, then add vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour pudding mixture over the cereal and toss until evenly coated, then add powdered sugar and toss again.
  5. Allow treat to cool then store in an airtight container. Best when eaten in the first day or two!

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