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Mocha Puppy Chow

Raven Higheagle


I’m a big coffee drinker, and two things about it always make me crack a smile.
The smell–I love it. Maybe it’s because I’m a Texas girl and we have a Starbucks on every corner or maybe it just brings back cozy memories. Either way, I always linger when I pass by the coffee in the grocery store and I read all the snazzy flavors to myself in my head.
And the second thing? You’ve Got Mail, the movie, the Starbucks scene to be exact.


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Makes 7 Cups (more or less)
10 Min
5 Min


  • 7 c
    rice chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 c
    chocolate melts (or chocolate chips plus 1/3 c. peanut butter)
  • 3/4 c
    brownie mix, the powdered kind only
  • 2 Tbsp
    instant coffee granules, smashed (i used nescafe clasico)
  • 2 c
    chocolate covered espresso beans

How to Make Mocha Puppy Chow


  1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Place chocolate melts (or chocolate chips and peanut butter) in a microwave proof bowl and set aside.
  3. Put brownie mix and instant coffee in a large plastic bag and shake to combine evenly. (Add more of less coffee depending on how strong you want it.)
  4. To smash my granules, I put them in a small ziplock bag and used the bottom of a cup to crunch them up.
  5. Microwave chocolate for 40 seconds, remove and stir.
  6. Continue to microwave and stir unti smooth
  7. Pour chocolate over Rice Chex and gently fold until coated.
  8. Dump cereal into your plastic bag with brownie mix/coffee, seal, and shake, shake, shake until coated.
  9. Pour onto a cookie sheet or wax paper to let cool.
  10. Toss with chocolate covered espresso beans.

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