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My daughters and I have made this a couple of times but its been awhile. My middle daughter is away pretending to be a freshman in college at 13, and one of the activities her dorm did together, was make puppy chow. It reminded me, and so I’m posting.
When I was growing up, I remember going to my friends house and getting the chance to make a really yummy snack with her mom. As soon as my kids were old enough, we made our first batch ourselves and have never stopped. They love Puppy Chow Snack Mix and know how to make it themselves now. This is the recipe we use:
Puppy Chow Snack Mix Recipe
1 stick of butter
1 small bag chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter
1 box Chex Rice Cereal (we have also used Crispix)
1 box powdered sugar
In a large pot or saucepan over low heat, melt butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Mix well. Add the cereal and mix, coating all pieces. Pour the entire warm mixture into a paper bag with the powdered sugar. Close tightly and shake to coat. Turn the coated mixture out onto a piece of waxed paper, spreading out thin to allow to cool. Can be stored in an air-tight container, shake before eating. Looks really cute served in a clean dog bowl at parties or just because. Yummy!
Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
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