Whatcha Makin' Now?: Butterfinger Puppy Chow - #SweetSurprise #2


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Butterfinger Puppy Chow - #SweetSurprise #2

Butterfinger Puppy Chow - quick, easy, and so peanut buttery!

It's time for my March Sweet Surprise! For those of you that are new to my Sweet Surprise, this is my way of sharing baked goods with others. Not just with my blog but by actually baking and mailing the treats to a real person.

I'm always accepting nominations for a Sweet Surprise. Each month I review ALL nominations and select one. Oh, and, all current nominations remain in the running, so if I didn't pick your nominee this month it could be next month.

Kristen nominated her best friend, Rhonda, and had this to say...

Rhonda has been my most wonderful best friend in the world for 19 years. We talk everyday and share a love of cooking and baking. She lives in Wisconsin and I live in Texas so we miss each other so much. A sweet surprise from you would be a nice surprise to her and remind her how special and sweet she is.

Thanks for your nomination, Kristen! That is one big positive to technology: we're able to stay connected with our friends and family no mater where we are. When I emailed Rhonda to get her mailing address I discovered she also works in real estate, what a small world. If I ever move to Wisconsin I know who I'll call!

I decided to send Rhonda a big bag of this Butterfinger Puppy Chow. I don't make puppy chow often; to dangerous to keep in the house. So knowing that I was sending it to someone else was perfect. This puppy chow blows any puppy chow out of the water because it has BUTTERFINGER bars added. Soooo peanut buttery and delicious.

Don't forget to nominate someone for a Sweet Surprise!

Butterfinger Puppy Chow

7 cups corn or rice chex cereal
12 fun size Butterfinger bars
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
12 ounces milk chocolate chips
3 cups powdered sugar (more/less depending on preference)

Dump cereal into a large bowl with a lid. (This is my favorite.) Unwrap candy bars and cut each into 3 pieces (there will be chunks and crumbs, that's perfect), set aside.

Place the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, heat another 30 seconds, stir, and heat additional 30 second bursts until mixture is smooth.

Pour mixture over cereal. Use a spatula to stir to coat the cereal.

Sprinkle coated cereal with 1 cup powdered sugar, seal the lid and shake the container. Remove lid, break up big chunks, sprinkle with an additional cup of powdered sugar and shake again. Add in Butterfinger pieces and shake sealed container again. Add an additional cup of powdered sugar and shake one more time if you like it extra sugary.

Source: Crumbs and Chaos

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