Thursday, September 24, 2009

Puppy Chow



Puppy Chow is not, as I'm sure you've gathered, actual dog food. That would be boring. Who wants to make dog food unless you want to save the starving hairy skeleton that hangs around your garbage bin and licked your hand once and made you feel like this is the stupidest rambling sentence that isn't even a metaphor, why am I writing it.

Okay, so. Not dog food.

It IS, however, a most delicious form of noms, as well as slightly dangerous. Trust me when I say if you are alone in a room with this, it can only end badly, and one of you will be crying. So be certain to recruit some mouths before making this, or be like me and carry a huge bag of it around campus and force it on anyone who makes eye contact or looks hungry. ...Yes, I really did do this today. I just want to be loved.

On a happier note, though, this is a somewhat healthier version of the traditional puppy chow with which you may be familiar.

Puppy Chow
Note: Again, since I have the tendency to throw random amounts of things together...use your best guess.

1 - 1 1/2 cups Natural Peanut Butter (You can use regular peanut butter, but I have an obsession, okay.)
1/4 cup Cocoa
3 - 4 cups Life Cereal (or another cereal of your choice, like Shreddies, Chex, etc. Even bran flakes might work, AND they would mean less guilt if you consumed it for the whole day.)
Icing Sugar

Melt the peanut butter in a large pot over low heat.

Stir in the cocoa until mixed in.

Pour in the cereal and stir it until well coated. Remove pot from heat.

Add the icing sugar in gradual amounts (roughly a 1/4 cup at a time) until the cereal looks lightly coated (or to your taste).

Make sure you are surrounded by others to save you from being consumed by it's deliciousness.

2 comments:

  1. Is icing sugar the same as confectioners sugar??

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    1. Yes, it is. Hope that clears things up for you!

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