I’m not sure that this really even counts as a recipe you guys. It’s like embarrassingly easy, but this is a holiday week and I figured if I am this busy then you probably are too. We could all use some quick and easy recipe ideas this month, don’t you think?
These are about as close to instant gratification as it gets when it comes to homemade sweets. Even though it takes about an hour for them to be perfectly dry, they are completely edible right after you coat them. I know because I ate half the pan. Okay, not really but these things are so addictive.
They have many different names but which one is the real one……? I’ve always called them puppy chow but this time I thought they looked so frosty in their powdery white coating that I felt snow buddies was a better name. I guess that’s kind of inconsistent and confusing since I’ve made these and called them puppy chow before. Nobody cares. All you need to know is that these are delicious. One bite and it’s over.
The last time I made these I mentioned how we don’t have Chex mix here and that’s why I use Quaker oatmeal squares or a similar cereal. I think I like it better that way. Well, I guess that’s an unfair opinion as I’ve never actually made it with Chex mix, but I have had Chex mix and I can imagine the taste pretty well.
Us crazy food bloggers develop a gift for imagining how things are going to taste before we make them. It’s basically a super power (excuse me while I go find a phone booth and change into my cape.)
Of course, with every super power comes a kryptonite and, trust me, I have many but we don’t need to bring those up right now. We are talking about this recipe for puppy chow/muddy buddies/snow buddies.
Even if you don’t need this recipe imediately, I’m sure that at some point during the holidays you will be happy to have this one for a quick fix.
You may need to hide them from yourself because, like I said, majorly addictive! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- 9 cups Quaker oatmeal squares cereal or Chex cereal
- 1 cup, white chocolate
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teapoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar for coating
- Melt butter and chocolate in a medium sauce pan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour cereal into a large bowl and pour chocolate mixture over it. Use a large spatula to carefully mix and coat all of the cereal pieces.
- For the powdered sugar coating you can either use ziplock freezer bags and shake with powdered sugar until coated or just pour it on top and toss until coated.
- After cereal is coated with powdered sugar, spread it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and allow it to dry for at least 1 hour.
- Store in an airtight container at room temp.