Original Chex™ Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow

So even though my girls grew up loving this sweet treat, I recently brought this to a  puppy-themed  birthday party for a friend and it was still a hit with the grown ups.  Yes, I still do “themed” birthday parties with my friends! What’s that saying about age?  It’s only a number. And you’re never too old to have a birthday party with all the trimmings.  Anyway, I’ve also always thought this snack would be a cute addition to a Halloween costume for a little one dressed as a puppy… they could carry it around in a little dog dish as an accessory to their costume.  Whenever you make it, you can guarantee it won’t last long!  

 
Original Chex™ Puppy Chow
 
 
9 cups Chex cereal (I like Rice Chex)
1/4 butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar
 
In a small, heavy-bottom pan over very low heat melt the butter,  peanut butter, and chocolate chips; stir in vanilla and remove from heat.  Pour Chex cereal into a large bowl and pour chocolate mixture over, gently mixing until all is evenly coated.
Pour half of the powdered sugar into a large paper bag and pour the coated cereal into the bag.  Pour the rest of the powdered sugar on top and fold top of bag several times to “seal.”  Shake bag gently for several minutes to thoroughly coat the cereal with powdered sugar.  If you open bag and some of the cereal is still wet and dark chocolate in appearance, add more powdered sugar in necessary, re-close bag and continue shaking.  If you don’t have a large enough bag to do the whole batch at once, do two smaller batches at a time.  Store in an air-tight container.
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