Puppy Chow is a Thanksgiving tradition at our house. It is so easy to make, and so delicious. We like to enjoy this treat straight out of the freezer! Here’s how to make Puppy Chow. Note you can also half this recipe and make a smaller batch.
1 box Rice Chex (9 cups)
1 box Corn Chex (9 cups)
1 stick butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups + confectioner’s sugar
Mix Corn and Rice Chex in a large bowl.
Add chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter to a saucepan. Stirring constantly, allow all ingredients to melt and blend without burning. Add vanilla when mixture is complete.
Mixture should be smooth.
Working quickly, pour warm mixture over the Chex cereal.
If the ambient temperature is too cool, the mixture will harden before all the cereal is coated. You must be quick!
Now pour the coated cereal into a paper grocery bag. It doesn’t have to be perfectly coated, as the next step will complete the job.
Pour the confectioner’s sugar into the grocery bag. Again working quickly, fold the tops of the bag and step outside to shake. You will need to shake vigorously for several minutes to coat evenly. Check a few times, and add more confectioner’s sugar as needed to ensure all the cereal is coated.
Pour the cereal back into the bowl and use a wooden spoon to gently mix the Puppy Chow and make sure every piece is coated with confectioner’s sugar. You can also add more sugar at this step, if needed. Place in smaller containers and freeze. Enjoy!