January 3, 2010

Recipe: Puppy Chow

Don't be fooled by its name or non-descript look; peanut-butter-chocolate-coated Chex cereal is perhaps the most addictive concoction I have made. My freshman-year college roommate and I took advantage of the simple process (all you need is a microwave, bowl and plastic bag) to make it in our teeny, tiny dorm room, where it rarely lasted beyond one evening.

I like to keep it in the freezer to keep it cold; its consistency doesn't get that hard when frozen. Most recently it made served as a most-perfect late-night snack at a women's retreat. Beware of its power to force you to answer its beckoning to return for just a few pieces, over and over and over again.

Puppy Chow

3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
8 cups Crispix cereal
2 cups powdered sugar

Melt peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir Crispix with chocolate mixture. Spoon cereal-and-chocolate mixture in a large plastic bag; add powdered sugar and shake until cereals is coated with the sugar.


  1. I've made a version with chopped pecans and almonds, with a caramel coating made from brown sugar, corn syrup & butter. It is amazing! I discovered it on a retreat as well, and it is so addictive we call it crack. :)

  2. Pecans and almonds sound with a carmel sounds amazing. With nuts you could almost call it tasty...almost.


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