Puppy Chow Almonds

Hi Guys!

So here’s the deal. It’s Tuesday. I took my only final for the quarter yesterday afternoon. I had my second internship interview yesterday morning and my last one this morning. My parents are coming to visit this weekend.

Put all that together and what do you get? I’d say, reason enough to have a little celebration!

So yesterday afternoon, celebrate I did! By making these:

A healthier alternative to your favorite childhood snack- try these Puppy Chow Almonds!
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Oh yeah…I went there.

This is so easy I hesitate to call it a recipe…but here you go:

Puppy Chow Almonds

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 5 min

Keywords: snack almonds peanut butter chocolate


Ingredients (4 cups)

  • 1/2 c natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 c dark chocolate chips
  • 4 c plain almonds
  • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar


Melt the peanut butter and chocolate together in a medium-sized bowl.

Add the almonds and stir until well coated.

Transfer the almonds to a ziploc bag.

Add the powdered sugar.

Shake until well-coated.

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So there you go. You’re welcome :)

A healthier alternative to your favorite childhood snack- try these Puppy Chow Almonds!

Today’s workout: I completed the Jump On It Circuit once for a warmup and then did the 20 Min Circuit workout.




About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Ummm…I know why we are blends!! Puppy chow used to be my favorite treat….and you upped the game by making it with almonds. THANK YOU!! :)
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  2. Oh. My. Goodness.
    This is so dangerous. And I like it…
    Puppy chow was my favorite thing when I was growing up but I haven’t had it in years. That’s all about to change!
    Thank you for sharing! <3
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  3. Just found your blog through Chloe (@ EveryCraving) and I love it already! Especially after seeing this recipe because it’s something tasty and healthy that I could actually make in my very limited student kitchen :-)
    Sophie @ Love Live & Learn recently posted..This Weekend #4.

  4. Enjoy! :) And ooh, that looks deadly delicious :)
    Kiri W. recently posted..Vanilla Prickly Pear Spinach Smoothie – Packed With Nutrients And Flavor!

  5. Thank you for making me drool for Puppy Chow at 6:30 a.m.!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Running With Leprechauns

  6. I’m on a no-sweets kick until Easter. So I think I’ll save this recipe for the day after Easter. Seriously, why did you do this to me? :-)

  7. To die for!!! Looks amazing!
    Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile recently posted..Egg White Frittata

  8. Those look absolutely unreal!!!!! Yum :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. This has sparked a DANGEROUS craving…
    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey recently posted..crockpot giveaway!

  10. What an awesome idea!! I used to LOVE puppy chow … so addicting!

  11. I want some Puppy Chow! Yum! Pinned it! :)
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  12. In LOVE with this idea!
    Tina @ Best Body Fitness recently posted..The Healthy Living Equation

  13. Love this idea! I want to make these so badly, but I’m scared to because I know I’ll devour them all in one sitting haha! πŸ˜‰
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..Weekend things

  14. Oh my gosh, why did I never think of this?! I love puppy chowder and this looks so simple! I may be bringing this to my family Grub Club on Thursday!

  15. oh man!!! SO making these for tomorrow night’s small group!! And pinned!
    Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List recently posted..tuesday trainer – spring break travel

  16. yuuummmyyy!! This sounds so delicious and a little healthier than the overly-sweet snack during Christmastime. Do you think instead of peanut butter you could use a different kind of nut butter? I’ve been wanting to try different kinds for a while but don’t know enough of any other kinds except almond or cashew..
    Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf recently posted..What A Weekend

    • i think any kind would be good! i don’t have much experience with other kinds besides pb and almond butter, although i have made walnut butter before!

      • Walnut butter?? That sounds ridiculously delicious! I can’t wait for foodie penpals to maybe get some new samples of different nut butter or protein bars! I instantly regret not doing it this month. But next month is only 2 weeks away! (how crazy is THAT)
        Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf recently posted..What A Weekend

  17. Brilliant idea – and terribly addicting I’ sure πŸ˜‰
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted..Black Bean & Goat Cheese Quesadillas

  18. What a great idea – so simple and sounds delicious! πŸ˜‰
    Heather @ Better With Veggies recently posted..Tuesday Training is Back!

  19. looks yummy!
    going to pin this :)
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  20. yep. i knew this one was a winner as soon as i saw you mention it yesterday. can’t wait to make these!
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..so far today…

  21. OMG puppy chow ALMONDS?! My friend makes puppy chow with the chex mix and it is SO ADDICTIVE I can’t even stand it near me. I literally cannot stop eating it once I start. These almonds would totally fall into that camp, YUM!
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  22. um yeah, you’re brilliant. i LOVE puppy chow… and almonds… aka this is the perfect creation!
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..Trainer Tuesday: Sweat It Out Upper Body Weights + Cardio

  23. SO happy you went there.

    Now I don’t have to. :)
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Sweet Apple Seitan

  24. um, these look AMAZING!! they’re probably much more satisfying than traditional puppy chow too :)
    Julianna @ Julianna Bananna recently posted..Scenes from L.A.

  25. Must absolutely, 100% MAKE THESE! stomach growled on cue!!!
    jobo recently posted..On starting from the ground up.

  26. Ahhh I so want to make these but I know that would be insanely dangerous!
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet recently posted..Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  27. You are my hero!
    Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt recently posted..Meatless Monday Meal

  28. OMG…seriously, those look amazing :D. I absolutely adore puppy chow, and I love almonds, so this sounds like a winning combo! Glad you are done!!!
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Mountain Climbers Are Challenging

  29. WANT.
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  30. Ah! I love this! Puppy chow with chex mix is one of those things I eat incessantly, but never thought to take that combination outside of cereal. Can I call this health food? Or is that too dangerous? :)
    Baking Serendipity recently posted..spring days (out of the kitchen)

  31. Oh my gosh this is brilliant!! I looove puppy chow and by making it with almonds I don’t have to feel quite as guilty eating it! Congrats on finishing up this quarter and have fun with your parents :)
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  32. Congrats to you! That definitely calls for puppy chow. :)
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

  33. Ohhhh my gosh this looks so good and I love recipes like this because I have all the stuff to make it in my kitchen already! YAY for being done with your final and your interviews!!!
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese Spread

  34. HOLY YUM!!! I’ll need to make some for my next party:)

  35. Oh my goodness! Stop it! These look to.die.for!
    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail recently posted..The Summer I Had a Milk Mustache

  36. awesome…i am thinking of cashews the same way, and walnuts too..

  37. YUM! Trying these ASAP!
    Caroline recently posted..Happy Tuesday :)

  38. oh man…puppy chow is ridiculously good…i need to try this!!
    amy@healthyhungryhappy.com recently posted..Grocery Budget Challenge-Take 2

  39. OMG. You are awesome – love this idea!!

  40. Well, you’ve done it again. Puppy chow…and almonds. Two of the best things in the world. Thanks for just making my entire day :)


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