Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow (based on this Food, Fitness & Family recipe)
9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate (two 60% cacao Ghiradelli bars, can be found in baking aisle), chopped
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups powdered sugar
large mixing bowl
medium microwaveable bowl
large Ziploc bag (gallon size at least!)
self control (optional)
Empty Chex cereal into the large bowl and set aside.
In medium bowl, combine chocolate and peanut butter, then microwave for 20 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir briskly with a spoon. Microwave again for 15-20 seconds, stir after. Repeat steps as necessary until mixture is thoroughly combined.
Pour peanut butter chocolate sauce over the Chex cereal and fold repeatedly (and gently) to coat. Once cereal pieces are completely covered, transfer mix into the large Ziploc bag. Dump powdered sugar in on top of mix and seal the bag. Shake carefully until cereal pieces are totally dusted with sugar. Empty into a bowl and enjoy!
Makes 12-15 servings. To store, seal in airtight container and keep away from heat (ha! as if you’ll have any left over to store!)
Recommended for: a crispy, melt-in-your-mouth snack for game day, an easy-to-make crowd pleaser that doesn’t require hard-to-find ingredients, and a decadent comfort food for anytime.
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