Friday, April 11, 2014

Recipe Day - Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate?

Time for a recipe what with Easter coming and all. This one is compliments of my sister, Pam. I  make this and spoon it into pretty cellophane bags, tie up with festive ribbon and give it as a treat for the kids (especially the big ones) or for a hostess gift.

Puppy Chow

6 cups Crispix (or store brand) cereal
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup butter
12 oz bag of chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar (may need a bit more than this)
Large paper sack

Melt peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips together in microwave or on the stove. Stir into cereal. I put the cereal in my big yellow Tupperware salad bowl. Dump powdered sugar into paper sack. Scoop cereal into paper sack and shake until well coated. Warning – this is the messy part! But licking the spoon and eating the crunchy bits left in the bowl is acceptable and thigh friendly. Pam says she adds M & M's and the Easter pastels would be perfect for this time of year. 

Spread on cookie sheets to dry out then spoon it into your containers.  This makes a lot but it goes  fast, too.


Image: freedigital photos


  1. Ah, yes. This would go over big at my house. In fact, it would develop the scientific characteristics of water; i.e., it would evaporate. :D

    1. LOL Rhonda, I just Love your take on things!!

  2. I'm with Rhonda--this would evaporate in my house! My husband is lactose intolerant, so I'd have to find a butter substitute, though. Ever made these without butter or with a butter substitute? Just curious. :-)

    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. No, Janette, I haven't, but I don't see why a substitute wouldn't work. If you try it let me know? K?

  3. Yum, just made some last week with life cereal!

    1. Ewww, nice twist. Thanks for coming by, Heather.