Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Puppy Chow!

We haven't shared many recipes lately ... and since the weather is beginning to turn, that means we're all thinking about treats. So I decided today was the perfect Tuesday to share one of my favorite treat recipes. My family calls this one Puppy Chow, but I've also seen it called Reindeer Poop/Chow (personally, I prefer the chow because who wants to snack on poop?). The best part: You only need 5 ingredients.

What you need: 

1 Box of Crispix cereal (Rice Chex will work in a pinch..and that's what I have on-hand, so)
1 8 oz. package of milk chocolate chips (I like Toll House, you can use whatever)
4 TBSP Butter or Margarine
2 Cups Powdered/Confectioner's Sugar
1 Cup of Peanut Butter (or 1 8 oz package of PB chips)

How to make it:

Pour the cereal into a large mixing bowl (this is a lot of cereal so you might want to make it an extra-large bowl) and set aside. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a double boiler and then add chocolate chips. Stir often, until melted, and then add the peanut butter. Keep stirring until it's all melted and gooey and making your mouth water. Remove the chocolate and peanut butter from heat and pour over the cereal. Mix well - all the cereal should be coated with the chocolate mix. Put the powdered/confectioner's sugar into a plain brown bag (like a grocery bag) and then pour the coated cereal mix inside. Fold the bag over two times and then shake so that the powdered sugar coats the chocolate. Pour the mix from the bag into a serving bowl and voila! You're done!

Kristi's note: I've made this using peanut butter and PB chips. My family actually prefers the PB chips, and the chips melt better.. But use your own judgement on it.

Okay, share away: tell us one of your favorite fall recipes in the comments.