Introduction: How to Make Puppy Chow Chex Snack With an Electric Burner


Parental guidance advised
Use of stove during the preparation

Double Boiler bowl will be hot

Use of steam to melt chocolate

Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Supplies

- 3 cups crispy rice cereal squares

- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

- 1/2 cup powdered sugar

- 2 Large Bowls (Metal or Glass)

- 1 Medium Sauce Pan

- 1 ½ cups of water

- 1 Gallon Zip-lock bag

- Newspaper

- 1 Baking sheet pan

- Parchment paper

- Measuring cups

- 1 large spoon, 1 small spoon

- Butter knife

- Single burner

-1 Oven Mitts (optional)

Step 2: Cover Work Area

-Spread out newspapers over your main workspace in order to avoid a mess and speed up the cleanup process.

Step 3: Set Up Double Boiler

- Pour water into a medium saucepan until about halfway full

- Place the saucepan on the single burner

- Plug in the single burner and set to medium heat or set on 5 or 6

- Allow water to come to a low boil (small bubbles should be forming)

- Place the smaller bowl on the saucepan. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl.

Step 4: Measure Out Cereal

- Measure out 3 cups of Rice Chex Cereal, using measuring cups and place into the large bowl and set aside

Step 5: Prepare the Baking Sheet

- Take the baking sheet and set it on a flat surface

- Cut a piece of parchment paper to cover the baking sheet

-Set aside for later

Step 6: Melt the Chocolate

-Turn the heat to low ( 3 or 4)

- Pour 1/2 cup of Semi-Sweet chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of Peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of butter into saucepan pan

-Use of oven mitts to protect from steam escaping the bowl is recommended

- Stir the mixture frequently while melting

- Melt until the mixture is smooth and creamy

* Make sure to unplug the burner when finished!

Step 7: Mix the Chocolate/Peanut Butter Mixture Into the Cereal

- Pour Chocolate mixture into the Bowl with the Chex cereal

- Mix the chocolate and cereal carefully so not to break the Chex

- Mix until the Cereal is coated with the Chocolate equally

Step 8: Coat Chex With Powdered Sugar

- Pour the Cereal from the bowl into a Gallon Ziploc bag

- Measure out 1/2 cup of Powdered Sugar and pour into the bag

- Seal the bag fully

- Shake the bag until the Cereal looks mostly covered with the Powdered sugar

Step 9: Cool the Puppy Chow

- Open the Ziploc bag and pour the Puppy Chow on the Baking Sheet

- Spread the Chow out equally on the pan that was covered with Parchment Paper earlier

- Let set on the pan until the Puppy Chow is cooled fully

- Or put the Chow in the refrigerator to cool faster

Step 10: Store the Puppy Chow

- After the Puppy Chow is cooled fully put the snack in an airtight bowl

- Eat or share Puppy Chow for up to a Week

- Enjoy!