Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Puppy Chow

You can't have the holidays without some sort of chex mix on the table. We spent New Year's day cozied in the house playing cards and looking forward to our belated Christmas dinner that we would be enjoying later that night. Puppy chow is the perfect sweet snack for a day like today. You can be as creative or boring as you'd like with your add-ins. In my opinion, any snack dipped in peanut butter chocolate and then coated in powdered sugar tastes great. We kept it simple and added pecans and dark chocolate M&M's. Pretzels, mixed nuts and additional cereals are all great additions. Enjoy with your family tonight - Happy New Year!!
Puppy Chow
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
8-9 cups Crispix or Chex cereal
1 cup whole pecans
1 bag M&M candies
1-2 cups Powdered Sugar
Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir well.
In the largest bowl you own: mix cereal, M&M’s and pecans and pour the butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure everything is well coated.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over the cereal and toss as you sprinkle to cover each piece well. (You can sprinkle powdered sugar in the bowl or in a separate Ziploc bag.)

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