So there I was watching Real Housewives minding my own business and I got the biggest craving for puppy chow. That powered sugar coated peanut butter chocolate treat is just heavenly.
What's a girl to do?
I wasn't about to go buy Chex but I did have a box of Chocolate Cheerios. Cereal is cereal, right?
It worked! And I had my snack ready and was back to watching housewives in 15 minutes.
I kinda want to try making puppy chow with golden grahams next. Doesn't that sound good? Like a s'more?
Cheerio Puppy Chow
8 Cups Cheerios (regular or chocolate)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 cups powdered sugar (more/less depending on your preference)
Measure out Cheerios and place in a large bowl with a lid. Set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter on medium power for 45 second bursts, stirring between each burst, until melted and smooth. Add vanilla extract. Pour over Cheerios and use a spatula to stir to coat the cereal.
Sprinkle powered sugar on top of coated cereal. Place lid on bowl and shake to mix. Add more powered sugar until coated to your liking. Allow mixture to set (15-20 minutes) before digging in to eat.
Store in air-tight container.
Source: Adapted from The Taylor House and my recipe
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