Keto “Puppy Chow”

Keto “Puppy Chow”

4 from 11 votes
Recipe by Steve @ SeriousKetoCourse: Appetizers & Snacks, Fat Bombs


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This recipe was submitted to me from Facebook follower, Molly Block and it totally nails the sweet, salty, peanut butter and chocolate taste of the snack mix traditionally made with Chex cereal. To say this is addicting is an understatement. You may want to portion it out into small snack sized baggies to keep you from eating it all in one sitting.


  • 1 bag pork rinds (3 – 3.5 oz)

  • 4 TB butter (preferably salted)

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 TB sweetener (such as Swerve granular)

  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter

  • 3 TB unsweetened dark cocoa powder

  • 1 TB Swerve confectioners


  • Break up the pork rinds into bite sized pieces in a large bowl, then set aside.
  • Melt the butter and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat, then whisk in the vanilla extract and sweetener.
  • Once the sweetener has dissolved, whisk in the peanut butter and cocoa powder. Continue to whisk for a minute or two, until there the sauce is completely smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate sauce over the pork rinds and mix with a large spoon, spatula or your hands (wearing plastic gloves) until thoroughly coated.
  • Spread the pork rinds on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Dust with 1 TB of Swerve confectioners (see video for a tip). Chill for at least one hour for the chocolate to set.
  • Transfer the “puppy chow” to a storage container or zip-loc bag and store in the fridge.

Recipe Video


  • Nutritional information is based on a serving size of approximately 1 ounce.

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  1. Hi Steve, love your channel. A while back you did a video about the effects of a massive cheat day for your B-day. It was the one where basically after the day, your weight jumped 5-6 lbs and then you spent the next week getting back to baseline. Can you do a video on what is going on with the body when that occurs? I am interested in the science side of the house. Does the body hold a bunch of water, Did I really store 5 lbs of fat? Basically, our american holiday system seems to set low-carbers/keto people up for failure. At least once a month there seems to be an event that blows the ketones burning program out of the water.

    • Steve @ SeriousKeto

      I generally shy away from the science and health stuff because: 1) I am not qualified to give that sort of advice, and 2) Talking about health stuff (other than my experiments on myself) open me up to potential liability. I’m pretty sure most of it is water weight. If I have more than 2 glasses of wine on any given evening, I’ll see my weight swing up by 1-2 lbs regardless of how much or how little I eat. If I don’t drink anything the next day, I’ll drop that same weight, regardless of how much or how little I eat.

  2. Thank you for wearing the best shirt I ever saw in my whole entire life and where can I buy one?
    And by the way the video was great and the recipie awesome and can’t wait to try it, (although I’m a just say no person JK )and also it’s so nice that how you gave so many warnings about the “addiction”. So I call you the best Heisenberg ever. And you look awesome (so I don’t mind you being a bad influence)

    • Steve @ SeriousKeto

      I will be offering the shirts soon either through YouTube or my website or some other 3rd party (like Redbubble) soon. I’ll make an announcement when it happens.

  3. You might like to add the instructions for dusting with the powdered swerve after spreading on the tray to cool. ; )

  4. Gave this 5 stars above and it would really rate a 10! Delicious and so easy!! Talk about a taste I had not realized how much I missed until I tried these. Delicious. Thanks Steve!!

  5. Lindsey Brandon

    Thanks for this addition to all your incredible recipes, Steve. Can you give an approximation of how much a tenth of the batch would be? Maybe about 1/4 cup? Thanks.

    • Steve @ SeriousKeto

      It’s hard to give a volume measurement on something like this since piece sizes are going to be different. If you have a scale, weigh out 1 oz of the mix. This recipe yields around 11 oz for me, so I conservatively said that there are 10 servings.

  6. Jeremy Daniels

    Soooooo I just made these yesterday and everyone loved them. So much for the 1 serving size. Yeah, this is definitely keto crack cocaine. I probably shouldn’t have made these. Thanks Steve! Hahah.

    • Steve @ SeriousKeto

      I’m going to have to have a family member hide my batch from me. I ate enough of it watching a movie last night that I almost knocked myself out of ketosis (fortunately, I still had a blood ketone reading of .5 this morning). So yeah, this stuff is addicting.

  7. Daniel Duprey

    Thanks! I’m looking forward to trying a recipe that doesn’t make me break open the Lily’s chips.

    • Steve @ SeriousKeto

      You’ll need those chips for my Turtle Sundae Cookie recipe. 🙂

    • Daniel Duprey

      I made this yesterday and it is indeed fantastic! And, as you said, addictive. I was thinking about it when I went to bed and when I woke up this morning. I may try to make it less addictive by skipping the peanut butter, which is the second best processed food ever devised by humans. Cheese being number one.

  8. Hello steve, I was just wondering how much is a serving. To get 10 serving from this recipe, the serving size must be really small. I just want to make sure I do not overdue it.

    • Steve @ SeriousKeto

      Serving size is 1 oz. It had to do serving size by weight because volume could be thrown off by the size of the nuggets.

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