Sweet Recipes

CRUSH IT! Café: Puppy Chow Protein Popcorn

CRUSH IT! Café: Puppy Chow Protein Popcorn

It's time for another Crush It Café recipe! Who doesn’t love puppy chow?! We put our own twist on this classic and added a punch of protein to make it even more macro friendly!

If you're a fan of the classic snack known as puppy chow, but you're looking for a healthy vegan alternative that still satisfies your sweet tooth, look no further! In this recipe, we'll show you how to make a delicious version of puppy chow using peanut butter and chocolate. This irresistible treat is perfect for anyone who loves the combination of sweet and salty, and it's sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering. 

To get started with the recipe, continue reading from here for a detailed look including step-by-step instructions and a breakdown of the ingredient list.



  • 3 cups (28g) popped popcorn
  • 16g Core Vegan Chocolate Brownie Batter protein
  • 14g milk chocolate chips
  • 13g PB2
  • Salt to taste


1.Mix PB2 with water to create a more runny peanut butter consistency.

2. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler - be careful not to burn it! 

3. Pour both the PB2 and chocolate over the popped popcorn and toss together.

4. Add protein powder and shake to coat evenly.

5. Finish with salt to taste then enjoy!



153 calories, 10g Protein, 15g Carbohydrates, 6g Fat
*makes 2 servings*


Remember to stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts, where we'll delve into the science behind these bars, discuss the importance of balanced nutrition, and provide expert tips and tricks to optimize your fitness routine. Get ready to elevate your fitness game with our milk and cereal bars – the ultimate fusion of convenience, flavor, and nutrition!


About the Author: 

This recipe was created by Emily Interwicz, one of Core's sponsored athletes. You can follow Emily for exercise, nutrition and bodybuilding tips via her Instagram page @emilylauren_d

Emily became a Core Nutritionals Sponsored Athlete after 3 years of being an Ambassador and living the Crush It Lifestyle. She owns E.L. Fit - an online fitness and nutrition coaching business where she helps others on the path to living their best and healthiest lives. She also competes in both the NPC and NANBF as a natural bikini athlete

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