Kittie Chow

I had a feeling no one would guess exactly what I made  :)  A few of you were close, but no one got it completely right!

I have a feeling once you see this recipe, someone will make it for themselves. Or I sure hope someone does.

I’m not really sure why I hadn’t thought to make this until now – I’m just glad I did.

It’s so quick and easy to make if you have the ingredients on hand.


Nick and I have made such a huge dent in this already…it’s hard to not just shovel this in by the handful.


I tried to come up with a fun/quirky name, but I couldn’t.


So for now…I’m just calling it…

Brandi’s Kittie Chow – what…we have a cat, not a dog ;)

  • 8-9 cups wheat chex
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Put cereal in large bowl.
  2. Put chocolate, nut butter, and butter in bowl and heat in microwave until melted, stopping to stir every 10-15 seconds.
  3. Once chocolate mixture is smooth, stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss until all of cereal is coated.
  5. Put cereal in ziploc bag and add sugar.
  6. Close bag and shake! Dance around the kitchen with it, if you want.
  7. Once it’s coated, spread it out on some wax or parchment paper to let it cool/dry.
  8. Lick fingers after spreading it out on the paper. Wash hands of chocolatey almond butter goodness.
  9. TRY not to eat it all in one night  :)


Although it’s still not the healthiest treat, it sure is tasty.


I cut the butter down a lot in this recipe, which really isn’t necessary anyway.

I think I’m going to try it with all dark chocolate chips next time, but I wasn’t sure how different that would be so I stuck with half’n’half this time.

A winner!

Just beware – once you start, you can’t stop.


*I know, I know…no football post today – I’m not putting one up here today because I have a football guest post going up over at On A Lobster Placemat tomorrow! Make sure to check it out.

Here are some of the top games for this weekend:

12:00 PM ET  No. 6 Virginia Tech at Duke

12:00 PM ET  No. 22 Michigan at Michigan State

12:21 PM ET  No. 3 Alabama at Kentucky

3:30 PM ET  No. 4 LSU at No. 18 Georgia

3:30 PM ET  No. 15 Penn State at Illinois

3:30 PM ET   Washington at Notre Dame

3:30 PM ET  Florida State at Boston College

7:00 PM ET  No. 9 Ohio State at Indiana

8:00 PM ET  No. 7 USC at No. 24 California

8:00 PM ET  No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 17 Miami (FL)


Make your picks in the comments! 



  1. Yeah I get to be first!!
    Virginia Tech, Mich St., Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Washington, BC, OHIO STATE, California and Oklahoma.

  2. Yum, I need to find some gluten free cereal to make this ASAP!

  3. My friends from Minnesota make this all the time. I must say a recipe like that is very appealing but it usually comes out too sweet for my taste buds. How could it not with that powdered sugar

  4. Ah that looks sooo good! Probably not safe for me to make though!! I’d have to eat one and give it right away!

  5. Hi Brandi,

    I think you should package that stuff.
    I will buy a batch!

    Virginia Tech
    Michigan State
    Penn State
    Notre Dame
    Florida State
    Ohio State

  6. What a brilliant dessert!!!!!

  7. This looks soooo good!! And I personally like the name… kitties are my fav

  8. I have no self control when any kind of chow/buddy/what have you is concerned. They look so good!!!

  9. I love, love, love puppy chow! I bet this kittie chow is amazing too!!!

  10. OMG I am totally going to make this!! I used to eat this all the time when I was little. SO. FREAKING. GOOD. I have no control though. I’ll have to make Bobby hide it.

  11. Oh yum! Virginia Tech, Michigan St, Albama, LSU, Penn State, Washington, FSU, Ohio State, USC, Oklahoma

  12. I could never make this because I would totally eat the entire batch.

  13. Oh, I thought your post was named after me! HAHAHA! This is too funny – Sarah @
    made your Kittie Chow the other day and called it ‘Puppy Chow’. I was drooling then and I’m drooling now. I probably would have eaten the whole bowl myself. I love stuff like that. BTW, good luck on your 5K tomorrow. You and Nick will do great. Also, your breakfast cookie looked like a work of art this morning. I think I would have ran a hot bubble bath and eaten that in the tub :)

  14. Nom. Nom. Nom.

    I haven’t had this kind of treat in a lonng time and I think it is time to re-introduce it into my life – especially with the almond butter. I love the name, too.

  15. That stuff is pure, unadulterated CRACK! I love that you used AB – delish!

    Even though I almost went to state for a hot second, I’ve got to say: GO BLUE :)

  16. That stuff is massively addictive and delicious! My friend’s mom introduced me to it and I honestly shovelled it into my mouth…I love that you used Almond Butter!

  17. total yum!!! :) OMG…the fact that you called it Kittie Chow makes me love it even more! i know what you mean with this stuff! once you start you CANT stop! :)

  18. Looks amazing to me!

  19. Puppy Chow!! That stuff is amazing, and yes, VERY hard to stop eating!

  20. Yum what a fun twist! I seriously can’t be trusted around that stuff!

  21. I know nothing about college teams so I’m going to say

    Oklahoma, USC, Ohio State, BC, Washington, Penn State, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, and VT.

    I could not be able to stop eating that combo so I think I’ll just stick to drooling over you pictures :-)

  22. That stuff is soooo addicting! You can enver stop at one handful. I’ve never seen it made with anything other than peanut butter. Think of the possibilities…cashew butter, cinnamon raisin pb, white chocolate, DARK chocolate dreams?! Oh man…

  23. just catching up on your other posts girl and you’ll have to excuse me because now I am incredibly hungry! dannnng – I would love to be you for a day with all your amazing eats!

  24. I’ve never thought of puppy show with almond butter. Mmm, it sounds delicious! And kitty chow fits…almonds are more independent than peanuts…or something like that. :)

  25. OMG…that is my favorite treat! You can come visit anytime ;) I have never thought to make it with almond butter..was there a distinct almond butter taste? Sometimes I find the taste gets lost in things like smoothies, so just curious! You have great self-control, I would probably eat the whole thing in one sitting!

  26. haha, i loved that stuff as a kid!! reminds me of xmas :)

  27. kittie chow. you’re too cute.

  28. What a great treat! I can see that the could be VERY dangerous…

  29. I would have never guessed–one of my fav childhood treats! Now I make it by using cocoa powder, splenda, and I can’t believe it’s not butter–I like your version too!

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