Almond Joy Puppy Chow (GF and Vegan Option)

This puppy chow recipe adds the flavors you love in an Almond Joy candy bar to a classic muddy buddies recipe. This almond butter puppy chow is peanut-free and gluten-free, with a vegan option!
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword almond butter puppy chow, gluten free snacks, muddy buddies, no bake snacks, puppy chow recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 339kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 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
  • 1/2 c almond butter
  • 4 T coconut oil* see note below
  • 1 t vanilla extract


  • In a food processor or Magic Bullet, combine the powdered sugar and coconut, and chop until the mixture is mostly a powder.
  • Place the sugar-coconut mixture in a large plastic storage bag.
  • Combine the Chex and almonds in a large bowl, and set aside.
  • 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).
  • Stir until completely melted, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex and almonds, and stir until the cereal is completely coated.
  • Dump the mixture into the bag with the sugar and coconut, seal,and toss until the cereal and almonds are evenly coated.
  • Pour onto wax paper to cool and dry. Stir in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


*If you don't have coconut oil, you can use butter, and maybe a little coconut extract for that additional coconut flavor.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 6.1mg