Thursday, March 24, 2011

Puppy Chow - Guest Post

Hey everyone! This is Amy from The Savvy Kitchen and I'm so excited to be able to share a post on Kim's Concoctions today. I know she has her hands full with her new precious baby girl, Theresa (just look at those cute photos below) so it's a real honor that she's allowing me to guest post while adjusting to her new addition!

I decided I'd share this really quick and easy Puppy Chow recipe since Kim has two other young children. This snack is sure to satisfy their sweet tooth and even while juggling a newborn, you can pop the chocolate in the microwave and shake it around in a plastic bag without it being too much of a hassle. You can even use different flavored Chex cereal or another type of chip instead of chocolate if that isn't your thing.

Oh, and despite the name, this is not something you'd feed your dog. It contains chocolate, and I highly advise not giving that to dogs!

Anyways, this is a quick 15-minute snack that is sure to please a crowd, young or old! It probably takes even less time if you don't get distracted watching Real Housewives like I did. It's a good after school (or after work) treat that lasts a week or two in an airtight container. I'm not promising there will be anything left after a week, but if there is it will stay fresh!

Enjoy and good luck with everything, Kim!

  • 9 cups crispy rice cereal squares
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Measure out the rice cereal in a large bowl and set aside.

In microwave safe dish, add the butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir to combine. Microwave an additional 30 seconds or until creamy. Add the vanilla and stir.

Drizzle the mixture over top of the rice cereal and gently combine using a rubber spatula. Continue stirring until the cereal is evenly coated.

Put the rice cereal mixture into a 2-gallon zip lock bag. Add the confectioners' sugar. Seal the bag and gently shake until all the pieces are evenly coated in sugar.

Allow to cool on waxed paper. Store in an airtight container.

Source: Chex