A comfortable spin on everybody’s favourite addictive cereal snack! This Chai Snickerdoodle Pet Chow is coated in white chocolate, SunButter, coarse sugar, and ALL the nice and cozy fall spices. Vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free!

Chai Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow (vegan + nut-free)


There may be nothing extra completely designed for sharing BUT concurrently reallyyyyyyy laborious to share than pet chow. It is without doubt one of the sweetest home made edible presents (good day holidays arising means too quickly!), and in addition one of the vital scrumptious issues to devour solo and earlier than it poof the entire pan is gone like vacation magic. The one answer I’ve discovered for this drawback is to at all times make a double batch! However whilst you’re at it, let’s not make the basic peanut butter/chocolate/powdered sugar variety. No, let’s make a cozier, cookie-inspired, sparkly spicy spin: Chai Snickerdoodle Pet Chow.

How To Make Chai Snickerdoodle Pet Chow

The method is sort of similar to basic pet chow, however a couple of of the elements are completely different. We’re swapping chocolate for white chocolate, peanut butter for SunButter, including plenty of spices, and selecting certainly one of two choices for the candy sugar coating. This model is slightly lighter on the sugar (one cup as an alternative of two!) and we skipped the butter to make it ever so barely more healthy too, however I promise neither of these additions subtract from the deliciousness.

DIY Chai Spice Mix

You may positively purchase a premade chai spice mix, however it’s fairly simple to combine up your self particularly in case you have quite a lot of baking spices already available. The spices embody are:

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • cardamom
  • nutmeg
  • cloves
  • allspice

Some chai mixes additionally embody black pepper – I examined each with and with out and personally I discovered a black pepper was slightly too sturdy on this context, however you possibly can add 1/2 teaspoon if you happen to like.

Chai Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow (vegan + nut-free)

The Pet Chow Course of

Step 1: Make Your Chai Spiced Sugar

I prefer to make this primary so it’s able to go as soon as your fingers are all messy from mixing the cereal. After you combine up the spices we mentioned above, you have got a option to make: coarse turbinado sugar like a snickerdoodle cookie OR powdered sugar like basic pet chow?

Neither is correct, neither is improper, each are scrumptious. The coarse sugar will make for a extra clumpy pet chow with a shiny snickerdoodle-like texture on the surface. The powdered sugar will maintain the items extra particular person with the notorious pet chow finger-licking impact. There are photographs of every model included under so you possibly can see the textural distinction!

Both means you’ll mix one cup sugar plus the spices, stir it up and put aside for later.

Chai Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow (vegan + nut-free)
with coarse sugar coating
Chai Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow (vegan + nut-free)
with powdered sugar coating

Step 2: Make Your Cereal Coating

That is the place we’re veering away from the basic pet chow elements with some more healthy vegan and nut-free swaps…

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips > dairy-free white chocolate chips. I needed the chai taste to be entrance and heart, so I selected the extra impartial taste of white chocolate for this chai snickerdoodle spin. However chocolate and chai are scrumptious collectively, you may positively use dairy-free semi-sweet or darkish chocolate chips too.
  • Peanut butter > SunButter. This was a no brainer for me since I really like SunButter a lot, and it really works as an ideal one-for-one swap for peanut butter. I used No Sugar Added SunButter, I do suggest an unsweetened selection on this recipe. This swap additionally makes the recipe nut-free!
  • Butter > coconut oil (and it’s elective!) If you wish to make the cereal coating simpler and extra even, a pair tablespoons of coconut oil melted with this combination makes it barely thinner and simpler to work with. Nevertheless it’s completely elective, as much as you.

Step 3: Combine White Chocolate SunButter With Cereal

Combine it up, it’s gonna be messy, utilizing your fingers extremely really useful. And the largest bowl you personal!

Step 4: Coat With Chai Sugar

You are able to do this in the identical bowl (fingers nonetheless really useful), or switch to a ziplock bag and shake it up as an alternative. Both means, you need to coat each bit as evenly as potential.

Step 5: And Chill

Unfold out on a baking sheet lined with wax paper in as a lot of a single layer as you possibly can handle, so it could chill and set into somewhat-clustery-but-not-too-clumpy scrumptious little chai snickerdoodle chunks. 4 hours is often sufficient time, however in a single day is superior. You can too freeze it to hurry this up if you want (and have that sort of freezer house!)

After it’s set, break aside (or don’t if you happen to like the massive items) and switch to an hermetic container to retailer. It does want to remain in at the least the fridge, however you possibly can retailer it within the freezer too.

Chai Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow (vegan + nut-free)

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Chai Snickerdoodle Pet Chow

  • Creator:

  • Prep Time:
    20 minutes

  • Chilling Time:
    4 hours

  • Complete Time:
    4 hours 20 minutes

  • Yield:
    10 servings 1x

  • Class:

  • Technique:
    no bake

  • Delicacies:


A comfortable spin on everybody’s favourite addictive cereal snack! This Chai Snickerdoodle Pet Chow is coated in white chocolate, SunButter, coarse sugar, and ALL the nice and cozy fall spices. Vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free!

Chai Spice Combine*

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice

Pet Chow


  1. In a small bowl, combine collectively the spices. Put aside.
  2. In a medium dimension bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips with the SunButter, vanilla extract, and coconut oil for 1 minute on excessive to soften. Stir till easy.
  3. Pour cereal right into a a big bowl, add the SunButter combination, and blend till the cereal items are evenly coated.
  4. Stir collectively the spice combination and the sugar. Add to the cereal combination, and blend to evenly coat.
  5. Unfold out on a big baking sheet lined with wax paper (extra unfold out = much less large clumps).
  6. Refrigerate 4 hours. 
  7. Break aside and luxuriate in. Maintain leftovers in an hermetic container within the fridge.


*I discover this to be an ideal quantity of spice, however I’m somebody who LOVES heat spices. When you don’t need as sturdy of a chai taste, solely use 2/3 of this combination.

**You may completely make this with semi-sweet or darkish chocolate too, chocolate and chai are scrumptious collectively imo!

***It should make it simpler to combine/coat the cereal however not important. In case you are in the direction of the top of the jar of SunButter so it’s a bit thicker, I do suggest including the oil. 

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Chai Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow (vegan + nut-free)

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