practically perfect puppy chow for winter whites

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perfect puppy chow recipeI am pretty sure that Erin and I were meant to be BFFs. There’s this little thing called an ocean separating us currently (oh wait, I have that with my other BFF as well), but I still think it’s meant to be.

winter whites guestWe share a love for party planning (and hot air balloons), making stuff for our Smooches (hers are similar in age to mine), decorating, list making, and traveling (though she has a way cooler home base/launching spot than I do). Even more, I just adore Erin’s sweet and encouraging heart. BFF resume aside, I also love the fact that she’s here to share an awesome puppy chow recipe for Winter Whites-

Friends, it’s time we have a little chat about recipes.  I think we all know that there are 2 different types of people who you want to get a great recipe from.
Puppychowbowl 6#1-Your friend who loves to cook.  Her recipes are tried and true.  
#2-Your friend who hates to cook.  Her recipes have maximum reward for minimal effort.Label I am friend #2.  And I have something so easy and so yummy up my sleeve.  It chocolatey, crunchy, sweet, slightly salty, and it will cure what ails you.  Want a peek?
This recipe is not brand new, (though mine is “England modified”), but is more of a reminder to you.  

Puppychowbowl 3You have very likely had this somewhere before, and if you are not making it on a semi-regular basis, NOW IS THE TIME TO START!!  It is the all-purpose snack (a-hem, perfect Superbowl Sunday snack), and it’s so easy I wanna cry!

Puppychowbowl 2labelledIf you aren’t convinced, let me remind you that all cooking takes place in a microwave and all decorating takes place in a sealed plastic bag.  
Read on for the happy details.
Puppychow 1Gather your ingredients.
12 oz box Chex cereal (or Shreddies if you’re in England)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
12 oz milk chocolate
2-3 cups of powdered sugar
Puppychow 2Put butter, chocolate, and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes until the ingredients are completely melted, removing once to stir. 
Puppychow 3While the chocolate mixture is in the microwave, set up a little assembly line.

Pour your Chex into a large bowl, set a strainer in another bowl, and pour your powdered sugar into a large zip lock bag.

Puppychow 4Pour your melted chocolate mixture over the Chex, Puppychow 5and stir it around until the cereal is well coated. Make sure that as many of those tiny little holes are filled with chocolate as possible.Puppychow 6Grab a big scoop of the chocolate-covered Chex and spoon it into the bag with the powdered sugar. Puppychow 8Close the bag and shake it around until all of the pieces are well coated in white.Puppychow 10Dump the Chex into the strainer, shake off the excess powdered sugar, then pour the cereal onto wax paper to allow it to cool and dry.

Puppychow 11Return the excess powdered sugar to the bag, and continue to coat all of the chocolate Chex in powdered sugar. Puppychow 9Or you can just start nibbling on it right away.  I always do.

Puppychowbowl 1Put it in a pretty bowl, set it out, start eating it.  Enjoy!
And if you’d like, stop by at Our Family Four to say hi!  Have a great weekend!
Don’t forget to go say hi at Delia’s place for more Winter Whites goodness!

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    1. Jen, I have that problem with all sweets- haha! I’m sure this recipe will not be the exception to that rule. 🙂

  1. Aww, you’re so sweet! I loved this intro. 🙂 I’m always so happy to make an appearance on your beautiful blog!

    As an added bonus, puppy chow always makes me very thirsty, and I always end up drinking a whole glass of water with a small bowl of it. Extra water incentive? Perhaps!

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