Classic puppy chow recipes use melted chocolate, butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and cereal.
While they are insanely delicious, when I looked up recipes, an average 1/2 cup serving size clocked in at around 220-250 calories, 10+ g of fat, 40+ g carbs, 16+ g of sugar, and a measly 3 g of protein.
High fat/carb/calorie + low protein = a recipe for over-eating!
By subbing Splenda/Truvia for powdered sugar, cocoa powder for chocolate, PB2 for peanut butter, and coconut oil spray for the butter, you’ll save a ton on calories, fat, and sugar. Plus, you’ll get plenty of extra protein, which means you’ll be satisfied for longer!
By making a single serving, you also don’t have to worry about portion control which is also difficult with the large-batch classic recipes.
46.5 carbs (7.5g sugar)
Nutrition info as calculated is based on using whole wheat cereal and cocoa powder.