Introduction: How to Make Puppy Chow

If you are looking for a quick and easy snack to make, Puppy Chow is a great and tasty treat for both kids and adults! 

Notes:  1. This recipe contains peanuts.  Do not eat if you are allergic.
            2.  Puppy Chow is meant to be eaten by people, not dogs.  Do not feed Puppy Chow
                 to your animals.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients and Tools

Buy your Ingredients:

3/4 Cup of Peanut Butter
1 1/4 Cup of Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup of Butter
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
9 Cups (or 13.8 ounces) of Rice Chex (crispix) or Honey Chex Cereal
3 Cups of Powdered Sugar

Collect your Tools:

2 Bowls
1 Large Ziploc Bags (preferably the kind that have a slider to zip it shut)
1 Microwave
1 Spatula
1 Large Spoon

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Butter

Melt  the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter in the microwave for 1 minute.

If desired, soften the butter before microwaving by placing it in room temperature for 2-3 minutes.

Be sure to watch the ingredients in the microwave to make sure everything melts but does not burn or overspill.

Step 3: Stir Until Smooth

Take out the mixture and stir until smooth and even (about 2-3 minutes.)

If the mixture is chunky after stirring, heat it in the microwave for another 15-30 seconds and stir again until smooth.

Step 4: Add Vanilla

Add vanilla into the mixture and stir it in.

Step 5: Pour the Chex and Mixture

Pour the Chex into a bowl and add the mixture to it. 

Step 6: Stir It Together

Stir the Chex and mixture until the Chex is well covered in chocolate peanut butter.

It may not appear to have enough mixture, but keep stirring thoroughly for 3-5 minutes. 

If the Chex is still not coated to the desired amount, melt an additional small bowl of chocolate, peanut butter, and butter and add it to the Chex.

Step 7: Scoop It Into a Bag

Scoop the Chex mixture into a plastic bag and add powdered sugar.

Step 8: Shake and Pour Out

Shake the bag well until the powdered sugar covers all of the Chex.  Then, pour the contents into a bowl. 

Be sure to get the powdered sugar mixed in well at the bottom and corners of the bag.  If desired, you can add more powdered sugar to the bag and shake it in.

Step 9: Eat and Enjoy!

You now have some delicious peanut-butter chocolate Puppy Chow.  Enjoy!