A Camping Treat!

Well with the camping season well underway and having just finished another great trip I thought I would share a recipe I HAVE to make every time. By HAVE to I mean I’m pretty sure my boys would disown me if I didn’t, just kidding they would just be very sad.

So Puppy Chow (otherwise known as muddy buddies, monkey chow, reindeer chow, and I’m sure many more names) is a MUST make, every time.

Now most recipes call for 9 cups of the cereal. I’m sorry that just doesn’t work for me. It leaves a small amount left over in the box and that bugs me since we aren’t a big cereal family. So this recipe is for a WHOLE box!

So I melt the peanut butter and butter together for a total of 2 minutes, stirring half way through. Add the chocolate stir halfway then add the vanilla.

Mix into a full box (12 oz) of cereal in a LARGE mixing bowl, because if it is too small you will toss cereal allllll over the place. Don’t ask how I know that!  Then once fully mixed dump into a bag to toss with powered sugar. My trick is using a roasting bag for (up to 8lbs). If you have an extra-large zip top bag you can use that too.

So now here is where it depends, if at this stage it looks good to you then be done. But if your family is like my family add 1 more cup of powdered sugar and toss to coat.

After you get to this stage pour it into a lined cookie sheet and put it into the fridge. Then pour into a storage container for the fridge while camping. I have no idea how long this will be good for in the fridge, well because it never lasts longer than the camping trip!


Puppy Chow

1 box (12 oz)Chex
1/2 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1 1/2 Cups chocolate Chips (Semi-sweet)
1 tsp Vanilla
2-3 Cups Powdered Sugar

Pour WHOLE box of cereal into large bowl and set aside.

Put butter and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in microwave for 2 minutes, stirring half was through.

Pour chocolate chips into melted butter and peanut butter mixture. Mix half way then add vanilla and stir until combined.

Pour over cereal and mix to coat.

Pour cereal mixture into a large bag. (I use a roasting bag, but an extra big zip top bag would be fine too) Pour in 2 cups of powdered sugar and toss to coat. Check to see if there is enough powdered sugar if not add the last cup and toss to coat.

Pour out onto a lined baking sheet and put in the fridge to set. Then store in an airtight container and enjoy!!!

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