Monday, December 20, 2010

Dog Chow

Most people are familiar with the holiday favorite Puppy Chow, Chex cereal coated in chocolate and peanut and sprinkled in powdered sugar. Well, this year I'm doing something a little different.....instead of Chex cereal I used Frosted Mini Wheats! So I thought a more substantial name was in order: Dog Chow!

I started off by melting and mixing together chocolate, peanut butter and butter.

Once melted and thoroughly combined, I added vanilla extract and poured it over my Frosted Mini Wheats and stirred until all the cereal was covered.

After the cereal was coated, I dumped it into a brown paper sack (my favorite method for this) and added the powdered sugar. I folded the top of the sack over and shook the sack to coat the cereal in the powdered sugar.

Once done, I divided it up into cute holiday sacks to give it away as gifts!

Hope these recipes over the past week helped to make your holiday treat making a little easier. I will be back January 10th with an all new dinner recipe. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dog Chow

7 cups Frosted Mini Wheats*
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar

In microwave or on stove top, slowly melt together chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Mix together thoroughly. Once melted and combined, add vanilla extract. Pour over cereal and stir until cereal is coated. Place in sack or in large bowl with lid and add powdered sugar. Shake until completely coated.

*this recipe can also be used to make puppy chow. Replace the 7 cups frosted mini wheats with 9 cups chex cereal.

1 comment:

  1. I have to wait until January 10th?? I'm so sad!!