Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teacher Gift Part 1 (Puppy Chow)

I'm pretty sure just about everyone knows how to make Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies is the Chex recipe.
But I thought I would go ahead and share it on here since this is what we ALWAYS end up munching
on around here at Christmas time!!
Sean tells me he doesn't care for peanut butter and chocolate mixed together, but I CANNOT tell
you how many times I have caught that man with his hand in the bowl getting 'just one more bite'!!

The ingredients are pretty basic.
I usually have everything except the most important part, the cereal!!

Any kind of 'Chex' cereal (corn, rice, wheat), peanut butter, chocolate chips, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar

First you need to melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter together

After that has melted, stir in your vanilla

Drizzle your melted chocolate/peanut butter over your cereal

And stir it around until you get the cereal coated with the chocolate!!

Pour your powdered sugar into a ziplock bag and pour the coated cereal on top of that

Now shake that around really good!!
( but be gentle so you don't bust your cereal pieces up!)

After it has a nice coating of powdered sugar, spread it out onto a sheet of waxed paper.

Then bag it up or place in a bowl and hide it!! Because everyone and their brother will be getting into that stuff if it's left out on the counter!!!

What are those RED things in that bag??
I will be putting another post up shortly to tell you all about them!!

Here is the Recipe for Puppy Chow!
(I used the Chex Muddy Buddies recipe that I cut out of a magazine many moons ago!)

  • 9 cups Corn, Rice or Wheat cereal (or any combination of the listed)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Measure your cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium pot, place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter and melt over medium low heat. Continually stir, so that it doesn't burn.
  3. Once melted stir in Vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture over Cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  5. Put your powdered sugar into a 2-gallon resealable ziplock bag
  6. Pour your coated cereal into the bag.
  7. Seal bag and shake until well coated
  8. Spread Cereal onto a sheet of waxed paper to cool.
  9. Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

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