Saturday, November 8, 2008

***Puppy Chow***

I craved Puppy Chow this afternoon. No, not the kind you feed your dog. The kind that's made with chex cereal, chocolate, butter, powdered sugar..... I'll share the recipe in just one second. This recipe yields 9 cups. It can fill four treat bags. I made the reindeer tag using my oval nestabilities, Martha Stewart branch punch, googly eyes, and a few circle punches. I also added some stars (Stampin Up punch) and a star eyelet.

Recipe for Puppy Chow

* 9 cups of Chex Cereal (I used most of one regular size box of Rice Chex)
* 6 oz (1 cup) of semisweet chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
* 1/4 cup of margarine or butter (DO NOT USE SPREAD)
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

(Other: You'll need a cookie sheet, lined with wax paper; and a one-gallon size plastic bag.)

1) Measure cereal into a very large bowl; set aside.
2) Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine or butter in a medium-size bowl, uncovered, on High for one minute. You may need to microwave for an additional 30 seconds until it is easy to stir the butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips.
3) Stir in vanilla.
4) Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal in the large bowl. Gently stir until all of the cereal is completedly coated.
5) Pour chex into the gallon-size bag. Pour powdered sugar over.
6) Seal and shake gently until the chex is coated completely.
7) Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.



runningonink said...

Never heard of puppy chow- it looks and sounds so yummy! Love how you packaged it all up too!

Chris said...

oooh that sounds lovely... I love how you have decorated the little cute :D

Elisabeth said...

I love puupy chow!! Thanks for sharing the receipe! What a cute gift idea as well. =)

Helena said...

Good Lord, that first sentence had me so worried! LOL!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my gosh Ethel! I am so glad I stopped by your place blurfing tonight! I LOVE puppy chow and don't have the recipe. YUMMY! My sweet tooth thanks you! LOL!

Monica-FC said...

I love giving food gifts when i can't give gifts. then i make bake something for everyone. this would be great. except for mom since she is diabetic. there is no way to make it for her. thanks. the rest of the family will love it.