Puppy chow (also known as muddy buddies, monkey munch, or reindeer food) is a tasty snack that is simple and fun to make—even in a dorm room. It’s perfect as a snack for yourself or a present for a friend. Try out these recipes, then make some real puppy chow for your furry friends.

Red Velvet Puppy Chow

Photo by Devon Carlson

If you’re looking for a dressed-up puppy chow, this is the one for you. Nothing will make your dessert as special as adding red velvet.

Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow

Photo by Meredith Ross

This one is for all you mint lovers out there. If you prefer mint gum, or if your go-to Starbucks order is a mint mocha, this is the puppy chow for you.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

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This is one perfect for the fall, or really anytime because pumpkin is a delicious and nutritious addition. If you’re a pumpkin spice latte kind of person, you’re going to want to try this recipe out.

Gluten, Nut, and Dairy Free Puppy Chow

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This one is especially good for all you with dietary limitations, but also totally worth it for anyone who eats everything under the sun.

Werewolf Puppy Chow

Photo by Alex Furuya

Throwing a Halloween party, just feeling plain festive, or really craving some sweets? Try out this creative use for all your excess candy.

Hipster, “Healthy,” Chocolate Lovers, and Reese’s Chow

Photo by Katie Walsh

This recipe for puppy chow four ways is extremely simple and versatile, allowing you to make different kinds of puppy chow all at once. It might even inspire you to put your own twist on this delicious treat.

Puppy Chow for People

Photos by Tess Wei

Don’t let the name deceive you—puppy chow is most definitely a human food, and a delicious one at that.