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Friday, August 24, 2012

Mexican Puppy Chow



Before I get started, I have to beg technical help from any of my readers that might navigate blogger with less trouble than I do. I used to be able to figure these things out, but medication has either made my brain foggy or blogger is getting more difficult to navigate.

I changed my photo at the top of this blog and now my blog title needs to be a different color. Trouble is I can't figure out where to do that -- I think blogger switched things. If you know where to make the changes, take pity on me and leave a comment. Thanks.



Puppy Chow, that yummy peanut butter, chocolate, crunchy cereal treat, is one of the snack foods that my kids have never enjoyed, since one of them, my youngest son, has a peanut and tree nut allergy. Not that anyone ever needs to enjoy Puppy Chow, but it is an easy-to-make, tasty treat.

Recently I came across a cinnamon version of the original treat and I was so happy that I would finally be able to make it for my kids. My allergic kid was particularly happy with the new version because he is a cinnamon kinda guy. I modified the recipe I found, mostly because I only had half of a bag of cinnamon chips, but I also think this version has to be better because it has chocolate, hence the name. Mexican chocolate is a cinnamony chocolate and this one has a great combination of both flavors.

If you buy gluten-free cereals, this is a gluten free snack.


Mexican Puppy Chow

9 cups Chex cereal (I used 4 cups of corn and 5 cups of rice Chex -- just the store brand)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Place cereal in a large bowl -- larger than you think you need because you have to toss it.

In a microwave safe bowl place all the chips and heat in micro for one minute. Stir. Repeat, heating for 30 seconds each time and stirring after each heating, until smooth and melted.

Meanwhile mix cinnamon and sugars in a small bowl.

Pour chocolate/cinnamon mixture over cereal and toss until coated. 

Pour about half of sugar over the top and toss some more.

Dump mix onto a large sided baking sheet. Toss with remaining sugar. Cool and enjoy.


5 comments:

Abby said...

Hey! Did you choose the color initially? Or was it part of a template? The only way to do it may be to alter your HTML code. I realize this isn't a very helpful answer, but if you chose this template based on someone else's design I think that would be the only way - to change the coding a bit.

Also. I love this recipe! We call it White Trash.

Suzie said...

Regarding the puppy chow...have you tried making it with sunflower seed butter? I was able to find one brand that is not processed in a tree nut or peanut processing facility.

I'm still new to the whole tree nut allergy living, though it hasn't really been too difficult. I am thankful I don't need to worry about peanuts. My older kids sure miss Honeynut cheerios!

Suzie said...

Regarding the puppy chow...have you tried making it with sunflower seed butter? I was able to find one brand that is not processed in a tree nut or peanut processing facility.

I'm still new to the whole tree nut allergy living, though it hasn't really been too difficult. I am thankful I don't need to worry about peanuts. My older kids sure miss Honeynut cheerios!

Barb, ofs said...

Try this:
Sign in to your blog. Then from its main page go to:
DESIGN
Then hit the CUSTOMIZE button under "Live on Blog"
Then choose ADVANCED from the menu on the left.
Select BLOG TITLE and choose your new color.
Click APPLY TO BLOG in upper right.

Linda said...

Can't advise you about recoloring your title, but I CAN tell you how much I like the beautiful fruit bowl photo...perfect!