Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Puppy Chow for People

When my kids were just little we decided to eliminate all food colorings and many food preservatives from our diet. We followed the guidelines of the Feingold Diet for about a year. Of course, it was impossible to be 100% compliant all the time, but we sure did try. Life was more peaceful and we cooked up a lot of new recipes. My daughters favorite treat at the time (age 6) was Puppy Chow for People. She still loves it at age 12. It definately has a lot of sugar in it, but it's a great snack. I didn't have any peanuts today, so you won't see them in the picture. Here's how to make it.

4 Tbsp butter
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter
8 cups Crispix cereal (or other chex cereal)
1 cup peanuts
2 cups powdered sugar

Melt the peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter together in small pan. Pour over the cereal and peanuts in large bowl and stir well. Pour the powdered sugar into a large paper bag and add the cereal. Fold the bag and shake well to coat evenly.

I usually just put the lid on the bowl and shake it up in there. You can store it in the messy bowl or pour it in a large ziplock bag. Enjoy!

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