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Puppy Chow
aka Chex® Muddy Buddies®

My DSIL made this for us years ago and presented it in a doggy bowl for a Christmas treat.  It was so cute and was a favorite of my youngest daughter, Katie.  We've been making it since and when Katie (almost 21 now!!!) showed up with the ingredients two days before Christmas, this poem was born.

The calorie content chart, stove top instructions and a picture are on the Chex® website.

9 cups Chex® cereal (any variety)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Measure cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a 1-quart bowl on high for 1 minute.  Stir.  Continue microwaving, checking every 30 seconds, until it mixes smooth.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour this mixture over the cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Pour into a 2 gallon resealable food-storage bag.  Add the powdered sugar.  Seal bag and shake, shake, shake! 
  • After it is all coated, spread on waxed paper to cool.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.