Hosting a party for your child? This Peanut Butter Pigeon Chow ( also known as puppy chow) features double peanut butter coated Chex Mix, raisins, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and candies in a festive DIY Pigeon Party Cup, perfect for kids. This post is sponsored by the Disney Book Group.
One of my son & daughter’s favorite authors is Mo Willems! They are just so in love with The Pigeon, Piggie and Gerald, and Knuffle Bunny books. I don’t blame them because these books are humorous and fun to read. It is such a surprise that Pigeon is turning 16 years old!!! Happy BIRD-day, Pigeon!
What I especially love about The Pigeon series of books is that they are so easy to read for 6 year old son. He enjoys looking at the large text and exploring the fun illustrations.
As a parent, I really love the Pigeon Presents web site because it is loaded with valuable enrichment resources. I can print out activities, posters, kits, and certificates for my kids.
My son will be turning 7 this summer and, inspired by Pigeon’s 16th BIRD-day, we decided we’d host a Pigeon-themed party. So, I have been brainstorming some fun Pigeon-approved snacks for and came up with these Mo Willems Pigeon Party Pigeon Chow Snack Cups. His birthday month also coincides with the upcoming release of The Pigeon Has to Go to School (in stores 6/2/19).
How to Make Puppy Chow (Pigeon Chow)
Making Puppy Chow, or in this case, Pigeon Chow was so easy and fun! I have never actually made my own Puppy Chow Snack Mix before but after gathering all my ingredients and add-ins it was a breeze! The hardest part was washing the dishes–if that counts?
Puppy Chow Ingredients
- 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (drizzle)
- 1 cup of peanut butter morsels (drizzle)
- 4 tablespoons of butter (drizzle)
- 6 cups of plain Chex Mix cereal
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 cup of marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of yellow and blue chocolate candies
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips
Mo Willems Pigeon Party Snack Food Idea
I decided that this snack mix would be a cute idea and a fun play on conventional Puppy Chow. I used colors that were similar to The Pigeon and added them to snack cups which the kids helped to make.
This makes a great party food for guests without peanut butter allergies because it is easy to make & festive!
Puppy Chow with Crunchy Peanut Butter
For this recipe, I did not melt any chocolate with my peanut butter. I simply added my crunchy peanut butter, 1 cup of peanut butter morsels, and my 4 tablespoons of butter to a microwave-safe dish. I microwaved it in (3) 30-second intervals until it was creamy.
I then added the melted peanut butter drizzle to my Chex Mix which I placed in a large mixing bowl. I hand-mixed the drizzle with the cereal until all pieces were coated. Then, I added the 2 cups of powdered sugar and mixed it again. Lastly, I added in the remaining ingredients and mixed once more.
Mo Willems The Pigeon Snack Cups
To make these Mo Willems Pigeon themed snack cups, I cut out each Pigeon character from the printable which my kids colored in. Then, I used a glue stick to adhere each cut out to the cups. After that, I simply filled each with Pigeon Chow.
Do your kids enjoy The Pigeon books? Are you excited for the newest release coming June 2nd?
More Mo Willems Pigeon Party Fun
Peanut Butter Puppy Chow a.k.a Pigeon Chow
- 6 cups Chex Rice Cereal
- 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 4 tbsps butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 1/2 cup blue & yellow chocolate candies
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- In a medium glass bowl add the butter, 3/4 cup peanut butter, and 1 cup of peanut butter chips.
- Microwave in 30 second intervals until fully creamy.
- Add Chex cereal to a large mixing bowl and drizzle over the melted peanut butter mixture.
- Coat all pieces evenly.
- Add in the powdered sugar and coat all pieces evenly.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Add to snack cups or store in a gallon-size zippered bag.