Puppy chow is just one of those nostalgic foods for me – it makes me think of girls scouts and being a kid and snacking and reading the Baby Sitter’s club. It’s that good. It’s also extremely easy to whip up in large quantities and is perfect for when you’re hosting a crowd. We’ve had a lot of house guests lately, and I’ve found myself making huge batches of halloween puppy chow. However, it’s super easy to customize for any occasion – just swap out the candies and sprinkles for whatever suits your fancy!
Halloween Puppy Chow
makes 16 cups
What you need:
- 1 cup white chocolate melts
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 9 cups chex cereal
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- candy & sprinkles, to taste
What you do:
In a microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, and chocolate melts. Microwave and stir until melted. I did 30 seconds at a time, 3 times.
Once that’s melted, add one teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Pour the cereal in a very large bowl. Pour the melted goodness over and stir to completely coat. It takes about 5 minutes of stirring. Be gentle so you don’t break up the cereal.
Add the powdered sugar as you are finishing stirring. Toss and stir so it’s all coated.
Spread on cookie sheets (lined with wax paper for easy clean up). Sprinkle with sprinkles now.
Allow to cool for 20 minutes. Toss back into the bowl with candies.
Store in a sealed container and enjoy out of smaller bowls, for best results.
What’s your favorite nostalgic food?