August 5, 2016

Puppy Chow {or Yuppy Chow}

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Covered in chocolaty goodness and powdered sugar, Puppy Chow {or Yuppy Chow} is a classic sweet treat ... perfect for everyday snacking or for holiday gift giving.  It's freezer-friendly, too, for make-way-ahead convenience.
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Puppy Chow {or Yuppy Chow} ~ Covered in chocolaty goodness & powdered sugar, it's a classic sweet treat ... perfect for everyday snacking or Christmas gift giving.  Freezer-friendly, too, for make-ahead convenience.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
Are you familiar with this totally yummy confectioners' sugar-coated stuff?  Do you call it Yuppy Chow?  Or Puppy Chow?  Or White Trash?  Or Muddy Buddies??

Yes, I've heard this concoction referred to as many different things.  But one thing's for sure ... no matter what you call it, it's just plain good.

Our family was first introduced to Puppy Chow many years ago when my brother's mother-in-law started sharing her batch with us at Christmas time.  She'd make a huge batch, and bring over a big ziploc bag full for my Dad.  And oh, how Dad loved ... and still loves ... it.  I do believe it may be his favorite Christmas treat.

He, of course, shared with the rest of us ... and our entire family's love for the stuff was born.

But it's not only Puppy Chow's addictively delicious great taste I love.  It's also the fact that the recipe makes a huge batch that's just perfect for sharing.  It can easily be divided up into baggies for holiday {or anytime} gifts ... or packaged in small containers or bags as party favors for any occasion.

Another Puppy Chow bonus?  It can be frozen!

Which makes it such a convenient sweet treat.  Simply pop it in the freezer for make-way-ahead convenience, or just to dole it out in little bits as your Puppy Chow cravings hit.  {Because if you're like me, leaving it right out-and-about makes it disappear waaaayyyy too quickly.}

Puppy Chow {or Yuppy Chow} ~ Covered in chocolaty goodness & powdered sugar, it's a classic sweet treat ... perfect for everyday snacking or Christmas gift giving.  Freezer-friendly, too, for make-ahead convenience.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Whipping up a batch is really easy, too.  The confectioners's sugar coating can be a teeny bit messy ... but a paper grocery bag helps with that, for sure.

Start by melting together chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and butter until it's all well combined.  Then pour the warm chocolate over a mixture of Crispix cereal, pretzel twists, and peanuts ...

How to Make Puppy Chow

Mix it all up ... gently, so as not to crush the cereal into bits ... until everything is well coated with the chocolate ...

How to Make Puppy Chow

Finally, pour the coated cereal and pretzels mixture into a clean grocery bag.  Pour in the confectioners' sugar on top, roll up the top of the bag real good, and shake.  Then shake again.  And shake a little bit more ... making sure all the pieces get well coated in sugar.

How to Make Puppy Chow

Store Puppy Chow in an airtight container at room temperature, or in the freezer for longer-term keeping.

Puppy Chow {or Yuppy Chow} ~ Covered in chocolaty goodness & powdered sugar, it's a classic sweet treat ... perfect for everyday snacking or Christmas gift giving.  Freezer-friendly, too, for make-ahead convenience.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

When those Puppy Chow cravings hit?  Dig right in and grab yourself a big old handful ... or cupful ... or bowlful ... to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Oh, and there's certainly enough to share away if you'd like!  But hey, there's no rule that says you have to.

Puppy Chow {or Yuppy Chow} ~ Covered in chocolaty goodness & powdered sugar, it's a classic sweet treat ... perfect for everyday snacking or Christmas gift giving.  Freezer-friendly, too, for make-ahead convenience.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Puppy Chow
Source:  A family friend
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. (2 c.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. (1 c.) butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 c. peanut butter
  • 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 box Kellogg's Crispix cereal
  • 1 (12 to 16 oz.) bag small pretzel twists
  • 1 c. peanuts
  • 1 (1 lb.) box confectioners' sugar {about 3 1/2 cups}
Directions
  1. Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and butter together slowly over medium-low heat, stirring to combine well. If consistency is too thick for pouring, melt in additional butter.
  2. Combine cereal, pretzels, and peanuts in a large bowl or other container. Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal mixture. Gently stir to coat the cereal mixture with the chocolate mixture.
  3. Place the coated mixture in a large paper grocery bag and add confectioners sugar. Close tightly and shake to coat the cereal mixture with sugar.
  4. Place bag in the freezer for one hour to set the chocolate mixture.
  5. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. This can also be frozen.
Enjoy!



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1 comment:

  1. We would really enjoy this special treat. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your recipe is great! Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

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