Try Out This Throwback Marijuana Puppy Chow Recipe

bowl of puppy chow

In case you haven’t heard of Puppy Chow – it’s a snack for humans. Please don’t feed it to your pets!

If you had any kind of a joyful upbringing, you had Puppy Chow at some point, whether prepared in your own kitchen, passed around class during snack-time, or store-bought from a gas station. And while the name might be misleading, this isn’t something you can feed to your dog. This sugary-sweet creation was an ideal treasure for people young and old, and hard to beat.

Also known as Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow was an instant classic that filled tummies with a delicious crunch, and hearts with tender affection.

There's a way to bring that classic recipe back to life, with an adult twist. What would be the ultimate edible, that's tasty, nostalgic, mind-altering, and a sugary mess? That's right, whether you’re an 18+ medical marijuana consumer or a 21+ rec consumer in a legal state, you can treat yourself with a marijuana Puppy Chow recipe to try at home.

Enjoy this cannabis-infused remake of a beloved treat, which will leave you begging for more.

Special Ingredient

cannabis butter on a platter

Before making this marijuana Puppy Chow recipe, you'll need to make a batch of cannabis-infused butter. This special ingredient is where the marijuana infusion comes from, and sets the recipe apart from other non-weed goodies.

Cannabutter is fairly easy to make, and there are two methods of getting it: the first is a quick fix, while the second involves decarboxylation, which is a little more time consuming. Both recipes make plenty of cannabis-infused butter to spare and use more than once.

Cannabutter Recipe 1: Super Quick and Easy

prepared cannabis butter in a tupperware

Makes: 60 servings (10 milligrams per teaspoon)

Ingredients:

½ c butter

¼ c cannabis (fresh flower works best)

Supplies:

Strainer of some kind, whether metal, cheesecloth, or coffee filter
Mason jar with sealed lid

To make:

  1. Melt the butter on low heat, using a small saucepan on the stove.
  2. Slowly mix in the cannabis, stirring often. Expect small bubbles to form on the edges, and keep mixing and scraping the sides. Heat and stir on-and-off for 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Cool the mix for 10 minutes, still stirring.
  4. Place the strainer over the opening of the mason jar. Pour the butter-weed mix through the strainer, and into the mason jar.
  5. Squeeze any excess butter through the strainer, and be sure to pick out and throw away any chunks of weed.
  6. To purify your butter, repeat the straining process between two and three times, until the mixture is clear and smooth.
  7. Put the lid on the mason jar, and put in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Cannabutter Recipe 2: Decarboxylation

man holding a grinder of weed

This recipe, using almost the same steps as the quick version, also takes the cannabis through the process of decarboxylation. The THC in marijuana is best activated through heat, which this method details. This is optional for your marijuana Puppy Chow recipe, though is often recommended for potency.

Makes: 60 servings (11 milligrams per teaspoon)

Ingredients:

½ c butter

¼ c cannabis (fresh flower works best)

Supplies:

Baking sheet
Strainer of some kind, whether metal, cheesecloth, or coffee filter
Mason jar with sealed lid

To make:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 ? 240 degrees.
  2. Cover baking sheet with the cannabis. Place pan in preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring cannabis every 10 minutes with a fork.
  3. Remove from the oven. Let cool.
  4. Melt the butter on low heat, using a small saucepan on the stove.
  5. Slowly mix in the cannabis, stirring often. Expect small bubbles to form on the edges, and keep mixing and scraping the sides. Heat and stir on-and-off for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat. Cool the mix for 10 minutes, still stirring.
  7. Place the strainer over the opening of the mason jar. Pour the butter-weed mix through the strainer, and into the mason jar.
  8. Squeeze any excess butter through the strainer, and be sure to pick out and throw away any chunks of weed.
  9. To purify your butter, repeat the straining process between two and three times, until the mixture is clear and smooth.
  10. Put the lid on the mason jar, and put in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Time for Puppy Chow

muddy buddy close up

Now that you have your homemade cannabutter ready to go, you can move onto the marijuana Puppy Chow recipe. Inspired by Coveteur, this recipe is a delightful combination of sugar, crunch, and cannabis. It's quick, easy, and delicious.

Marijuana Puppy Chow Recipe

close up of small nugs in a jar

Makes: 15 cups / about 35 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup)

Ingredients:

10 c Chex cereal

3 Tbsp cannabutter

2 Tbsp regular butter

3 ½ c powdered sugar

¾ c peanut butter

1 ¼ c chocolate chips

¾ tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp salt

Supplies:

2 1-quart Ziploc bags
Large mixing bowl

To make:

  1. Fill mixing bowl with the Chex cereal, and set aside.
  2. Melt the cannabutter and regular butter over low heat. Slowly mix in the peanut butter and chocolate chips, stirring until creamy without lumps. Avoid over-cooking.
  3. Remove mix from heat. Add in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the Chex cereal, coating the pieces evenly.
  5. Pour 1 cup of powdered sugar into each of the Ziploc bags. Pour half of the liquid mixture into each. Add the rest of the powdered sugar into each of the bags on top.
  6. Seal the bags, and shake, until all the cereal pieces are covered evenly with powdered sugar. If extreme chunking occurs, just add more sugar.
  7. Serve (1/3 cup portions), refrigerate to save the rest, and enjoy!

Devour your delicious marijuana Puppy Chow recipe, and be sure to share!

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Savannah is a freelance writer based in Western Colorado. She hopes that her work with Leafbuyer inspires education and insight into the cannabis industry, and often writes with novice users and first-time inquirers in mind.