Puppy Chow

Don't let the goofy name scare you, this easy to make treat is a real pleaser for the kids and tough for the adults to put down. In our family, we make these as a gift to give by putting them in a canning jar and dressing it up with ribbons and tags.
Things you will need:
9 cups of corn chex cereal
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 stick of margarine or butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1 bag of powdered sugar
Place your chex cereal in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate chips, the butter and the peanut butter over low heat. When it is thoroughly melted, stir in the vanilla. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and gently stir it in until all the cereal is coated. I use two large zip-loc bags for the next step.
Pour about 1 cup of powdered sugar into the bottom of the bag and spoon half of the chocolate coated cereal on top of it. Next, pour about another cup of powdered sugar on top of the mixture. Seal the bag so that there is plenty of air locked into it and shake the mixture up until it is all completely coated with the sugar. There is no drying time with this, just pour it into a container and repeat the last step with the second half of the mixture.
Photo by Mary Fischer

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