Well Stephanie, I guess I take the cake on baking procrastination… In my defense, I made this specifically for Valentine’s Day at the office but just haven’t blogged about it until now. The beauty of puppy chow, however, is that it is not holiday specific. You can make it for Easter or 4th of July or tomorrow, just because you feel like it!
Be warned, puppy chow is highly addictive! Also known as muddy buddies to some, there is something about the peanut butter/chocolate combo with the powdered sugar that makes it impossible stop eating. Seriously! As mentioned in an earlier post, one time Stephanie and I left a perfectly good bag of puppy chow in the backseat of friend’s car and not because we were being kind, loving friends. No, we just did not want to be tempted to eat anymore!
The best part about this treat is that is super easy to make! Just melt, mix and shake. Melt all the ingredients. Pour over the chex cereal and mix. Then dump into a brown paper and shake with powdered sugar. Simple and easy! Also, you can come across as very crafty and cute by making individual treat bags for your co-workers 🙂
Making puppy chow used to be treat when we were younger. We would always make it at my cousin Lissy’s house and it always seemed like a special occasion when we did, even though it was just regular night. There is something about puppy chow that brings me back to childhood and although I don’t make it very often, it still seems like a special occasion when I do! Enjoy!
- 1 box rice chex mix cereal
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- 1 box powdered sugar
- 1 bag Valentine’s Day M&Ms
- Melt butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in microwave. (See photo below)
- Pour over chex mix cereal in a bowl and mix until covered.
- Dumb in brown paper bag (grocery bag size) and pour powdered sugar. Shake bag until incorporated.
- Dump into a bowl and mix in M&Ms. Enjoy!