Happy Saturday friends and happy almost New Year!! ! I’m so excited to be participating in my good friend Keisha’s “Snack Attack Blog Hop”! This is my first time to be participating in a blog hop and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun! Today I am hosting Alesea, you can find her blog at: www.aleasa.net she shared the following:
Puppy Chow (Snack Attack Blog Hop)
Well hey y’all! I’m Aleasa from the Happy Life blog and I’m joining Keisha in the Snack Attack Blog Hop! If you don’t mind, I’m going to take over Ashley’s blog and share my favorite snack recipe for the holidays: Puppy Chow! I was amazed when I moved to Florida how few people had tried this recipe before. I always thought it was pretty basic. I hope it is new to you, too! It comes together super fast, makes a big snack bowl, and is great for pretty much any event where snacking may occur.
(I grabbed this photo from Google, but this is “the Chow” in all its gloriousness)
All you need is:
½ c. smooth peanut butter
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, or 6 oz. bakers (milk) chocolate
¼ c. butter
1 t. vanilla
2 c. powdered (confectioners’) sugar
9 c. Chex cereal, any variety
In a large bowl, measure out your cereal.
Microwave peanut butter, butter and chocolate for one minute then stir. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the consistency is smooth. Stir in vanilla, adding a little more if you like it (I do!).
Pour the mixture over the cereal and toss gently using a spatula or large spoon until the cereal is well covered in chocolate/peanut butter deliciousness.
You now have two options. The old school way is to grap a big paper bag, toss the powdered sugar in there and then dump the contents of the bowl; then you fold down the bag and shake gently until the cereal is coated with powdered sugar. This is also the most fun way. You can also use a large Ziplock bag and add the cereal a little bit at a time.
Serve warm, or spread on wax paper to cool and store in a Ziplock or a bowl with a tight fitting lid. I think it would keep a day or two… but we never keep it around long enough to find out!
I’m sure everyone will love your snack, and no one has to know how easy it was.
Tip: You can use ANY cereal that is otherwise unsweetened: bran squares, oat squares, rice chex or crispix.. be creative! This recipe also lends itself to dozens of personalizations. I read someone who sprinkles about a teaspoon of salt in with the powdered sugar for a sweet and salty treat. Another person says they add pretzel pieces before coating. You can also toss in some M&Ms if you have a super sweet tooth. Just have fun customizing it for your family – I know I did!
Thanks Ashley, for lending me your friends today!
Happy snacking and happy blog hopping!
Remember to stop by my friend Keisha’s blog bigpittstop.blogspot.com, that’s where you’ll find my two favorite Dip Recipes. Until next time, happy snacking friends!