Friday, July 23, 2010

Puppy Chow- A Snack for People!

When my niece Catie was in preschool, her teacher Mrs. Sandberg made "puppy chow" with the children.  Many years later when I was teaching home economics at Catalina, we made it every year. It was always a big hit as my junior high students would tote around paper sacks filled with this delicious munchie!  In fact, every year I have a handful of former students contact me for the recipe.  Now I am making it with my preschooler. We still love it!

Puppy Chow

9 cups Crispix Cereal (almost a whole 12 oz. box)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 box of powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 paper grocery bag

Measure cereal into a large bowl, and set aside.  Over low heat, melt butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter in a small saucepan.  Stir until well blended and smooth. Pour over cereal; mix well.
Place coated cereal in a paper bag, and dump in the powdered sugar. Gather the top of the bag so that it is closed tightly, and SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE! until cereal is coated with powdered sugar and resembles "puppy chow."  After it cools down, you'll want to put it in an airtight container or baggie... if it lasts long enough to store. 

Note:  This is PEOPLE food, NOT DOG food!  (Just to clarify!)