I am so excited! My family and I are boarding a plane tomorrow and after multiple flights, including an agonizingly long overnight flight that I am not excited about, I will be in Idaho! As you can probably imagine, I have a bunch to do so I am going to keep this post short and sweet.
Sometimes those are the best posts anyway. No one likes to read a novel about someones pets and how much they love their grandmother just to get to a recipe. I sincerely hope that no one feels that way about my blog, Yikes!
I should probably shut up now and tell you guys how awesome Puppy Chow (A.K.A Muddy Buddies) is. I have been wanting to make it for a while now but you can’t by Chex cereal here so I thought I was out of luck. Then I had the brilliant idea to use what you can buy here which is Quaker Oatmeal Squares (or Quadritos if you live in a Spanish-speaking country). I love frosting! If nutrition wasn’t an issue I would make it my life’s ambition eat frosting everyday. As it is, I usually make something with frosting at least once a week. Being a frosting enthusiast, I always make too much and end up with leftover. Does anyone else have this problem?…..[crickets]
Okay, so maybe I it is just me, but even if you don’t have leftover frosting you can still use any frosting for this recipe.
- 9 cups Quaker oatmeal squares cereal or Chex cereal
- 200g, about 1 cup, semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup frosting, any flavor will work (I used the leftover frosting from this recipe
- 1 teapoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar (This will depend on how thick your frosting is.).
- Melt butter, chocolate, and frosting in a medium sauce pan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in 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 do what I did and just pour it on top and toss until coated. It is up to you.
- 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.