Puppy Chow


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Whether you are going to a pot luck, a bonfire, or you are just having a movie night, puppy chow is the perfect treat. It can be made in just minutes and is sure to be loved by everyone. Puppy chow can easily be changed for your personal preference. It can easily become gluten free or healthier by changing just a few ingredients throughout the recipe. This is a recipe that I feel has the perfect ratio of each ingredient! I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Crispex
  • 1 cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • 12 oz. bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Toll House)
  • 2 Softened Sticks of butter (1 Cup)

Equipment:

  • Large Pot
  • Spoon for mixing
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 resealable gallon bags
  • airtight container or bag for storage

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Step 1: Mix Ingredients of Chocolate Mixture Together

To start, turn the stove on to medium heat and place the large pot on the stove. In the large pot, mix together both sticks of butter, 1 cup of peanut butter, and the whole bag of chocolate chips. Completely melt this mixture but be careful not to burn the chocolate.

Step 2: Add Cereal

Once the mixture is melted together, begin adding the Crispex cereal slowly. Fold in the cereal slowly to ensure minimal breaking of cereal pieces. This also will help to get an even coating of chocolate on all the cereal pieces. Continue pouring in cereal until the whole box has been mixed into the chocolate mixture.

Step 3: Transfer to the Resealable Bag(s)

After folding the cereal into the chocolate mixture, transfer the cereal into the resealable gallon bags. Now, you may add powdered sugar to the bags. Add a small amount of powdered sugar to the bag to start with. Adding too much powdered sugar at one time will coat some pieces too much and others not at all.

Step 4: Shake the Bag

Make sure to completely seal the bag. With one hand on the bottom of the bag and one hand holding the top of the bag, begin to lightly shake the mixture. Shake the bag in a circular motion that will help cereal from the bottom come to the top. This will help with even distribution of the powdered sugar. After shaking the bag for about 30 seconds, you may add more powdered sugar and repeat the shaking step. Keep repeating these steps until the cereal is lightly coated in powdered sugar. Don’t overcoat the cereal. You should still be able to see the dark chocolate mixture through the powdered sugar.

Step 5: Freeze

Switch your puppy chow into an airtight container or new resealable bags. Now that your puppy chow is completed, place it in the freezer. Do not separate pieces of cereal if some pieces have clumped together. Leave the puppy chow in the freezer until the chocolate has solidified and gotten cold.

Step 6: Eat and Enjoy

After your puppy chow has spent some time in the freezer, it is ready to be eaten! After you are done eating some of it, you may store it in the freezer or fridge for a nice cold treat for later!

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