Thursday, December 23, 2010

Puppy Chow

When I was younger, my Mom always made puppy chow every Christmas and put it in cute containers for me to give to my teachers at school. We always made more than enough and kept some for us to snack on too. It always seemed like such a special treat because we only ever had it at Christmas. Once my friends & I started our traditional gift exchange, I always made it for that and now that I'm working, I also like to bring it in for my coworkers.

Similar to the Buckeye Bars I made last month, puppy chow is just a mixture of chocolate, peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar. I made some the other day for my coworkers & will make another batch this weekend for the 12th annual gift exchange. I think the fact that all 5 of my coworkers ate their puppy chow in less than a day is proof that it's delicious.

The main ingredients: chocolate chips, peanut butter, margarine

All melted together

Crispix coated with the mixture

Tossed with powdered sugar

Laying out to cool

The cute tupperware containers I put it in for my coworkers

Puppy Chow

Ingredients:

1 package (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 box (12.3 oz) Crispix
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Combine chocolate, margarine, and peanut butter in bowl and melt in microwave for 1 min
2. Blend well and pour mixture over cereal; stir gently & coat well
3. Place powdered sugar in large ziploc bag & shake small portions of cereal in bag to coat with sugar
4. Spread out on wax paper to let cool off & enjoy!

2 comments:

marathonmaiden said...

nice and easy. i think my mom called this something different but i cant remember! i think i said the same think about the buckeye bars. it's funny how the same foods just have different/regional names

Lindsay said...

yummmmm! i want some!