Puppy Chow is such a fun and easy sweet treat to make with your kiddos. In fact, Maddi and Guy whipped this fun twist on Puppy Chow up by themselves on Sunday. I love having my kids in the kitchen cooking. It is something we enjoy doing together, working together, but also reinforcing lots of math skills (teachers gotta teach). Puppy Chow is easy to add festive flair for any holiday or season. Here is our favorite, Monster Munch.
Here is what you will need…
9 cups of Corn Chex
3/4 cup of Peanut Butter
1/4 cup of Butter or Margarin
1 cup of semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
2 teaspoons of Vanilla
2 cups of Powdered Sugar
1 cup of Reeses Pieces
1 cup of Reeses Mini Cups
Begin by measuring out 9 cups of Chex cereal in a large bowl and setting it aside.
And because you are cooking with kids, messes will happen, but that is how we learn and it is ok!
In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate chips, butter, peanut butter, and vanilla together. Stirring regularly until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. Stir frequently. I like to leave the stove on low.
When the mixture is smooth, remove from heat. Pour the chocolate mixture over the dry cereal and stir carefully until the cereal is completely coated.
Next, gently mix in the additions (Reeses peanut butter cups and Reeses Pieces) the sprinkles will be added later.
Place the Puppy Chow in a gallon freezer bag along with the powdered sugar and shake until coated. It may take more powdered sugar. Shake until completely coated.
Top with sprinkles. Place the mixture on a cookie sheet to cool. When cool, place in an airtight container and place in the fridge…only if it lasts that long!
This is such a fun and festive treat that you can change for each holiday. It is also a fun and easy way to get your kids in the kitchen.