Making Some Great Puppy Chow

Sorry to disappoint, but this post is not really about dog food or making your own dog food, although maybe that will be a future post!I have some good memories of my mom and I making puppy chow when I was young, and mixing up all the ingredients and then trying to resist eating it right away.

Puppy chow is just a easy to make, homemade, snack food.Chex cereal was the first ones to come out with the idea of making puppy chow, but was soon adapted to different cereals and foods. After making puppy chow what seems like hundreds of times here is the recipe that I currently follow:

Kellyn’s Puppy Chow

9 cups crispix cereal
1 cup pecans
2 cups Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

-Place cereal and pecans in a large bowl
-Put powdered sugar in a large plastic bag and set aside.
-Melt butter, chocolate, and peanut butter in microwave for 30 seconds at a time, mixing each time until smooth
-Very carefully mix together cereal and chocolate mixture until all cereal and pecans are evenly coated
-Place into plastic bag and shake to coat all cereal with powdered sugar
-Don’t eat all of it right then, place in a air tight container and put in the fridge.Trust me, it tastes even better cold!


Making puppy chow is a fun thing to do to bring your family together, or if your like me and are a college student who loves a cheap and delicious snack!Too bad that it doesn’t last longer…

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