I was feeling a little naughty yesterday so I whipped up this big batch of puppy chow. You know the stuff — the chocolate peanut butter cereal mixture we all used to make in our dorm microwaves freshman year of college?! Come on. Well, I hadn’t had it in ages but was seriously craving something sweet to munch on in the afternoon. I had totally forgotten how addicting this stuff can be! This version uses a pinch of cinnamon, cayenne and sea salt to give you a little heat with your sweet.
I mean, how can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter? Add powdered sugar and cereal and you’ve basically covered all the food groups. I feel almost embarrassed posting this recipe because it’s so simple but I couldn’t not share the love.
And, just like college, you don’t need a stove to make this deliciousness. Just a microwave will do! Simply melt your chocolate, stir in the peanut butter and spices then pour over your cereal. Drench in powdered sugar and you’re set.
I send a big batch of this with Adam to work today, mainly because if it wasn’t out of the house in .0912 seconds I was about to eat every last piece on my own. Everything in moderation, friends….everything in moderation. Or at least that’s what they tell me.
Hope y’all are up to fun things this weekend!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow
makes about 4 cups
4 cups Chex cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
small pinch of cayenne
small pinch of sea salt
1 cup powdered sugar
In a large microwavable safe container, melt the chocolate chips in increments of 30 seconds until completely smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and the cinnamon, cayenne and sea salt and mix until well blended and smooth.
Pour mixture over the cereal and toss well to coat. Place puppy chow in a large ziploc bag and add the powdered sugar. Seal tight and shake the bag to coat completely.
Will keep in a covered container for up to 6 days.