I think this recipe is sort of a Midwest thing. I used to have it all the time growing up, but since moving out to the West Coast I haven’t seen it once. Well, I’ve brought it with me and people over here sure are enjoying it. If you’ve never made this before I highly suggest it, and even if you have made it, you know how good it is, so make it again!
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1 cup chocolate chips
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
* 3 cups powdered sugar
Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir well.
Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.
Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.
Place the powdered sugar in a large zip-lock type plastic bag.
Add the peanut butter-chocolate cereal mixture to the bag, leaving enough room for the puppy chow to be shaken (you may have to divide the mixture into smaller batches, coating one batch at a time).
Shake the bag vigorously to evenly coat each piece of the puppy chow with powdered sugar.
Once the mixture is fully coated, place in a large serving bowl.
Coat any additional pieces by shaking the mixture in the powdered sugar filled bag. Add powdered sugar to the bag as needed until all the mixture is coated.