Ah! That ever present addictive snack food that so many of us remember from our childhood. Simple ingredients, easy steps, and I think that every parent I knew as a kid made this. Well, except mine. Chocolaty, crunchy goodness that leaves you with powdered sugar covered fingers. I am, of course, speaking of Puppy Chow. It actually came up on Wikipedia and apparently, it is a Midwest food. Specifically the Dakotas, Iowa, MN and Nebraska. Huh. I have no idea if Kellogg’s (the company that makes Crispix) created the original recipe or if it was some creative Mom who knew that the combination of peanut butter and chocolate on cereal would be a golden combination. Heck! I don’t even know what the original recipe is! But this is how I make it and I haven’t had any complaints. Put this out at your next holiday party and watch it disappear! Just be sure to lick the powdered sugar off your fingers when you snitch! Puppy Chow
1 stick of butter
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c creamy peanut butter (JIF makes this taste the best-seriously!)
Melt the above ingredients in your LARGEST microwaveable bowl. Put it in for 30 seconds, take it out and stir. Repeat this until chocolate chips are melted. Dump in 1 whole (12 oz) box of Crispix cereal. Stir very carefully until coated evenly. Ever so gently, dump the whole thing into a clean paper grocery bag. Add 2 c of powdered sugar, roll the top of the bag closed and gently turn and shake the bag to break up the clumps and coat the candy evenly. Add more powdered sugar if necessary.