1 hour 15 minutes
The classic puppy chow: crunchy Chex cereal covered in chocolate, peanut butter, and sugar. It's the ultimate sugary snack food (and perfect for gifting, too)!
‣ 1/2 cup unsalted butter, (1 stick) ‣ 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ‣ 1/2 cup peanut butter ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ 2 cup powdered sugar ‣ 9 cup Chex Cereal, (roughly 1 12oz box)
In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter, then microwave it until the chocolate has melted (for best results, follow the instructions on the bag of chips.)
Quickly add the vanilla extract, then stir well.
Add the Chex cereal to a large mixing bowl (I like using a 13-quart mixing bowl), then pour the melted chocolate mixture on top.
Use a spatula to gently toss to mix until all the cereal is coated.
Add powdered sugar to a ZipLoc bag. Working in batches, scoop in a portion of the coated Chex cereal, seal the bag, then shake to coat the cereal in powdered sugar.
Spread the puppy chow out on a flat surface (like a baking sheet) and allow it to cool, dry, and set.