Puppy Chow

Are you ready for Christmas? It is just a few days away!

December has been full of baking for me; Turtles, Grasshopper Pie, Pumpkin Dream Cake, Gingerbread Biscoff Truffles, and more. Here is a quick and easy last minute idea for you. Puppy Chow is a staple for many people around the holidays. And rightfully so; it is good stuff! But this isn’t your ordinary Puppy Chow. As much as I like the original, it just didn’t have enough chocolate or peanut butter for me. So I remedied that.

The nice thing about Puppy Chow is it comes together in just minutes. There is no baking, no mixer, and nothing fancy involved. Just melt , mix, shake, and dump. You could easily have the kids work on this one for you, or at least help. And there is a decent chance you have all of the ingredients in the house already. I had leftover Corn Chex after making our Party Mix, so this was easy to throw together in less than 15 minutes.

I am kind of embarrassed to say how quickly this disappeared in our house. Even my husband, who isn’t a chocolate lover, couldn’t stay away from this. Definitely addicting. Put in cute little gift bags, and you have a great last-minute gift for your friends and neighbors. Do you have nut allergies in your family? Substitute Sun Butter or Biscoff Spread for the peanut butter. Both are delicious, and even those with nut allergies can still enjoy.

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Puppy Chow
Adapted from Chex

9 cups Chex cereal (Corn or Rice Chex)
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Put chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stir. Continue at 50 percent power, stirring every 45 seconds until completely melted, and smooth. Mix in vanilla.

Measure cereal into a large bowl. Pour melted chocolate over the cereal, and stir until evenly coated. Add 1/2 of the powdered sugar to a 2 gallon zip lock bag, add cereal, and then top with the rest of the powdered sugar. Seal the bag, and shake until everything is coated. Pour onto a baking sheet, and allow to cool before serving. Store in an air tight container.

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