Tonight, we are having a Ladies meeting/activity at my church. We are all supposed to bring a snacky item that is salty or sweet, so my mom called me to let me know that she is bringing Chex Mix as we think alike sometimes and will bring the same item.
Well, I thought what would be better than the sweet counterpart of the salty Chex Mix than what we call Puppy Chow (and is also sometimes called Muddy Buddies)!
Now some people love salty, and some love sweet. I am a sweets lover, and one of my downfalls is Puppy Chow. I find it highly addictive, so I rarely make it.
It’s easy to make and a great snacky food for a party or a get-together. If you don’t already have the recipes, here they are; and I would love it if you leave me a comment letting me know if you are a salty lover or a sweets lover when it comes to food!
- 9 cups Chex cereals
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate morsels, peanut butter, and butter until smooth, stirring often.
Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
Pour over cereal, stirring until all pieces are evenly coated.
Place cereal mixture and sugar in large paper bag.
Shake until all pieces are well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe for Chex Mix:
2 cups Corn Chex
2 cups Rice Chex
2 cups Wheat Chex
2 cups stick pretzels
1 cup peanuts
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Melt butter. Blend seasonings and butter well.
Add Chex cereal, pretzels, and peanuts. Mix until pieces are coated.
This can all be done in an electric skillet. I melt the butter in the skillet, add the seasonings, and then add the other ingredients. I mix it in the skillet. Then I cover the skillet and leave the lid vents open (if there are any.) Heat at 250° for 15 minutes. Stir midway.
It may also be baked in an oven at 250° for 30 minutes.
Or you can cook it in a large skillet on range top (after pieces are coated with butter and seasonings). Heat and stir for 10 minutes over low heat, then cool.