Almond Joy Puppy Chow (GF and Vegan Option)
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 c shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • 8 c Chex (any variety, or a combination)
  • 2 c unsalted almonds
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips (use vegan and/or gluten-free chocolate chips, if needed)
  • ½ c almond butter
  • 4 T coconut oil* (see note below)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  1. In a food processor or Magic Bullet, combine the powdered sugar and coconut, and chop until the mixture is mostly a powder.
  2. Place the sugar-coconut mixture in a large plastic storage bag.
  3. Combine the Chex and almonds in a large bowl, and set aside.
  4. Combine the chocolate chips, almond butter, and coconut oil in a medium bowl and microwave on High for 1 minute (or melt on the stove over low heat, preferably in a double boiler).
  5. Stir until completely melted, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex and almonds, and stir until the cereal is completely coated.
  7. Dump the mixture into the bag with the sugar and coconut, seal,and toss until the cereal and almonds are evenly coated.
  8. Pour onto wax paper to cool and dry. Stir in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*If you don't have coconut oil, you could use butter, and maybe a little coconut extract for that additional coconut flavor)
Recipe by Cupcakes & Kale Chips at