Puppy Chow


Puppy Chow Recipe

Chocolately, Peanut Buttery Puppy Chow | Photo by HealthyandLazy

Every once and a while, you’ll see one of those recipes that combines a strange collection of ingredients into a harmonious, delicious creation.  Foreign food groups will mingle and the flavors will bounce off one another with zeal.

This isn’t one of those recipes.

As good as it is, anything covered in chocolate, peanut butter and sugar isn’t really groundbreaking.  But this is worth making, nonetheless.

It’s called Puppy Chow, and it’s not my invention.  It a side-of-the-cereal-box type of recipe, but it fits the theme of this blog nicely.  It really is healthy and lazy.I’m not really sure why it’s called Puppy Chow, but I have an idea.  I whipped up a batch with some family last weekend and we left it out on the coffee table.  As soon as the last person left the room, Joe, my 80 lbs golden retriever swooped in to feast.  I caught him snout deep in the bag, tongue stretching for the last few precious morsels.

It’s also a great “completely-forgot-we’re-supposed-to-go-to-that-potluck-in-an-hour” kind of dessert.

Enjoy the sweet treat – a reward for another successful week of balancing healthiness and laziness.

Here’s what you need:

  • 9 cups of Chex cereal
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

Here’s what to do:

Step 1) Combine the butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small saucepan and melt over really low heat.

Step 2) Add nine cups of Chex to a large mixing bowl, and slowly pour the melted goods over the Chex, folding the mixture into the cereal, so as not to completely crush all the Chex.

Step 3) Slowly sprinkle the powdered sugar over the mixture, mixing slowly so the cereal is coated evenly in the sugar.

Step 4) Refrigerate for a few minutes to let the chocolate cool.

Step 5) Eat.

Puppy Chow

Looks tempting, doesn't it? | Photo by HealthyandLazy

And this week, I found a few minutes to catch up with Carlo Bessozi, creator of WhateverFood.com, a searchable food wiki for anyone curious about what’s really in their meals.  I’ll have some audio up of our interview in the next few days, so be on the lookout!

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