Friday, March 18, 2011

DIY Family Friday Week #4

This week's DIY Family Friday is a fun recipe that will have your kids begging for more! Puppy Chow!
9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
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 mixing bowl.
 
In a microwavable bowl mix chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Place in the microwave uncovered on High for 1 minute. Remove the mixture and stir.

Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.

Stir in vanilla.

Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. 
 
Spread a large piece of waxed paper on your counter top. It helps to put a heavy object on the edges to keep the paper from rolling up.

Pour the cereal mixture into 2-gallon ziploc bag or an empty ice cream bucket will work too!

Add powdered sugar. Seal bag or place lid on the ice cream bucket and shake until well coated. 
 
Spread the treat onto the waxed paper and wait impatiently for it to cool. Burn your mouth trying to sneak a taste before the kids wake up from their naps.
 
If there is any left after your little ones have attacked it, store in airtight container in refrigerator.
 
Be prepared to fall madly in love and don't expect this treat to make it through the weekend!