Puppy Chow

Friday, January 2, 2009

Besides homemade peanut butter cups, Puppy Chow is Justin’s favorite comfort dessert; and poor Justin needed some comfort food. We’ve all been off of work and school for the last 14 days and Abbott has wrestled around with Justin every day (almost all day). Once Justin was napping on the couch and Abbott woke him up and said “let’s wrestle”. Justin laughed and said “No bud, I am napping” but Abbott replied “Just level one, come on”. To provoke Justin last night he named his own team “Team Amateur Winner” and Justin’s “Team Loser”, ha! But Abbott’s too smart for his own good; he read the word noob (which is an online gaming term for new player) and was calling Justin one while brawling but pronounced it “nub” it was so cute… “You’re going down nub”!

9 cups Chex Cereal (I use corn or rice chex)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

In a large pot melt the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Turn off the burner (to prevent you from burning your chocolate) and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla. When the chocolate is all melted, stir in the chex cereal until all the chex are coated with the chocolate mixture. I put the powdered sugar in a sealable baggie and add the chocolate cereal and shake, but I know people who just add the powdered sugar to their pot and stir. Either way, you need to cover the chocolate chex with powdered sugar. Now the chex need to lay out to dry for a couple of hours, if you put them in a baggie right away they will get soggy (we know from personal experience). So I suggest you spread the puppy chow out on some foil or a cookie sheet. It doesn’t need to be a single layer they just need to be able to breathe. After a couple hours of drying put in a sealable plastic baggie for storage.


Judy said...

I just came across your blog today while looking for recipes. This looks wonderful. I can't wait to make it for my grandson. All your recipes look so good. I will be back to check out more!