Puppy Chow

July 7, 2011 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Hopefully you enjoyed my sister’s guest post! Her bravery and acceptance as she faces a potential diagnosis of gluten-intolerance is inspiring to me. I have been continuing to experiment with gluten-free baked goods and snacks to help my sister find new favorite treats. Here is a classic I made right before leaving for vacation, simple enough for dorm room cooking.


Puppy chow, muddy buddies, chocolate peanut butter Chex… whatever you grew up calling it, most people are familiar with these tasty little temptations! The store-bought version contains dairy, making it not Chelsea-friendly, and the classic way to make these has a whole lot of sugar. Here is a slightly lower sugar (and easier) way to make this a little more Chelsea (and snack) friendly. Even better, this recipe is so simple you can make it in a college dorm room. Instead of melting the peanut butter over a stove top, put it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals until smooth and melted. Then pour over the cereal, and follow the steps from there. The only trick with this snack is not eating the whole batch before finding friends to share with!


Puppy Chow (Gluten and Dairy Free)

6 cups Chocolate Chex

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

In a large pot over medium heat, melt peanut butter and honey together (can alternately be done in a microwave). Stir in rice cereal until it is coated. Transfer to a large tupperware container that contains the mix of powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Shake until well coated. Store in air tight container for up to a week.


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