Oct 24, 2009

Puppy Chow--pass it around!

How many of ya'll grew up savoring decadent "puppy chow?" One of my junior high school crushes (only for a little while, because he had curls) brought an ice cream bucket full for birthdays and other occasions. The best part was finding the clusters....ohhhh.

I get to hang out with some girlfriends tonight and thought this would be the perfect dessert to share. Here's the recipe:

8 cups Rice or Corn Chex Mix, or combination of both
1/3 cup peanuts (I left them out)
1/4 cup raisins (optional--I left them out)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
1-1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar

In large bowl, combine cereals, peanuts and raisins; set aside.
In small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter.
Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring after 1 minute.
Pour chocolate mixture over cereal mixture;
Stir until all pieces are evenly coated.
Pour powdered sugar into large resealable plastic bag; add cereal mixture. Seal securely and shake (the fun part!) until all pieces are well coated.
Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container.


Amy said...

Yummy! One of my favorites!

TheHappyNeills said...

raisins? i've never seen puppy chow ruined with raisins...wonder if anyone's ever really done that. :) looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Your poopie chow is deliccccccious.

Weza said...

I have never heard of this before! It looks very yummy. I wonder if you could leave th peanut butter out???

Andrea said...

Yummy. I have not made that in so long! I will have to resist, that will be something to make after we move to the new place (no oven, so I will have to get creative when we have a sweet tooth).

Jenna said...

I have to agree with TheHappyNeills. I've never seen the raisin thing and can't quite taste.
This treat also frequented my middle and high school events - alongside nacho cheese doritos. Those were the days....

Andrea said...

Brings back memories from high school--we made and sold that for the dance team. =)

PamperingBeki said...

Yum!! I've never had this, but now I need to.

Jess said...

Yummmmo! I love me some puppy chow! And I'm absolutely shocked that several of your comment-ers have never heard of this! Good thing you posted this...their lives will now be much richer.

Ashli said...

Oh the sweet, sweet memories!