Poppy Chow [Chocolate & Peanut Butter-Covered Popcorn]

This popcorn version of the enormously popular muddy buddies (or "puppy chow") is chocolate and peanut butter-covered popcorn tossed in powdered sugar.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 25 minutes
Total 25 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 servings (possibly more if you're not chocolate/pb obsessed like me)
Calories 412 kcal


  • 9 cups plain popcorn
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups powdered sugar
US Customary - Metric


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place the popcorn in a very large bowl; set aside.
  3. Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter to a large bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until completely melted. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Immediately pour the chocolate mixture over the popcorn. Using a large spoon, stir until all of the popcorn is evenly coated with the chocolate mixture.
  5. Place the powdered sugar in a large bag and add the chocolate-covered popcorn. Seal the bag and shake vigorously until all of the popcorn is coated in powdered sugar. (If you don't have a bag large enough, you can work in batches with a gallon-size resealable bag.) Spread the mixture out onto the baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until set. The popcorn should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Poppy Chow [Chocolate & Peanut Butter-Covered Popcorn]
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.