My kids are very happy about my blog post here today. Never mind they're old enough to make the recipe themselves. It's always better when someone makes it for you. Seems like more of a treat then, doesn't it?
After talking about desserts last week, a few people contacted me, curious about the Puppy Chow recipe, so here it is, by popular request:
1 box (12 oz) Crispix Cereal
1 stick margarine
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (or to taste. I used quite a bit more)
Combine margarine, peanut butter, and chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Stir. Keep doing this until the mixture is fully melted and smooth. It took me about a minute and a half, total. Super quick!
Pour Crispix cereal into a large bowl, and then add the melted mixture a little at a time, stirring as you add. Keep it up until it's all gone.
Coat with powdered sugar. The recipe calls for a cup and a half. I didn't really measure. I just added and stirred until it looked well-dusted. Be sure, however, you allow the mix to cool. Otherwise the powdered sugar just melts.
I have no idea where this recipe originated, and I tried looking for it online. I did find a nice Crispix recipe site here: Kellogg's Crispix Cereal but Puppy Chow didn't seem to be one of the featured recipes. Or... maybe I just missed it! This one is a winner. Kids adore it.
When my sister-in-law serves it, she places a small handful in cupcake papers, so that kids can pick up a personal-size serving on the go. Works wonderfully and looks really festive, too!
Have fun with this one. It's easy and great to share with the kids (and kids at heart) in your life!
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