Football Season is Here

I don’t know about y’all, but I LOVE football.  Fall always makes me think about Sunday nights with friends in front of the TV, cheering, laughing and, of course, eating!  There never seems to be a game that isn’t accompanied by pizza boxes on the coffee table and bowls of yummy snacks scattered around the room.  I love to have my friends bring their favorite football treats.  Their tastes vary from 3-ft sub sandwiches to spicy chili and nachos, to chips with dips and popcorn.  My friend Charis has a favorite that is hard to beat, though.  We have established that I love sweets more than anything savory and she has a treat that combines peanut butter and chocolate in a crunchy, slightly salty snack.  Puppy Chow! It is so easy to make and everyone loves it!

I had her make a double batch as she was whipping some up to send off to her boyfriend.  The recipe follows and it is the perfect thing to take to your next group gathering.  It is a yummy treat to pack up and send to a friend who is down in the dumps or to take on a trip.  I am sure you can find many other creative ways to use the power of peanut butter and chocolate nirvana to better mankind!  Just be sure to use your culinary powers for good, and not evil…

Puppy Chow

1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ Cup Butter or margarine
1/4t vanilla
9 Cups Crispix Cereal
1 – 1 ½ Cup Powdered Sugar, to coat

  1. In a double boiler or in a large bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt together the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate, stirring constantly until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  2. Add the 9 cups of cereal and stir gently, folding it into the chocolate mixture without crumbling the cereal.
  3. Once the cereal is well-incorporated into the chocolate mixture, pour the powdered sugar over the top of all in small batches, shaking and stirring the cereal mixture until all of the pieces are well coated with the powdered sugar.  This keeps the chocolate from getting all over your hands and helps keep the pieces separated for easy munching!

puppy chow pouring crispixpuppy chow powdered sugarpuppy chow finished

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