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Monday, August 24, 2015

Brownie Batter Puppy Chow


     We were headed to a friend's house for a much needed get together.  One of Matt's favorite buddies was going to be in town, so it was the perfect excuse.  The hosts were smoking a bunch of meats and had a full menu planned. So, I thought it would be fun to bring something people could snack on throughout the night.  



     Puppy chow was the perfect answer.  Everyone loves it and it was plenty easy to throw together after work.  I decided it would be fun to switch it up a bit though and toss it in brownie mix rather than powdered sugar.  Extra chocolate is always good.  I would say it was a hit... I had a clean bowl by the end of the night!


Brownie Batter Puppy Chow

Ingredients:

6 cups Chex cereal (I used rice)
1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups brownie mix

  1. Melt chocolate chips in microwave.  Start with 30 seconds, then stir and return to microwave in 15 second intervals being sure to stir between each until the chocolate is smooth.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until completely combined.
  3. Fold in cereal until well coated.
  4. Place in a gallon zip topped bag with the brownie mix and shake until coated.  Allow to set up before serving. 

50 comments:

  1. 'I can't even believe this. I'm on my "favorite foodies" link on Bloglovin' and see this brownie batter puppy chow.I'm thinking how I have got to surprise my family and make this. They love brownie batter ice cream and puppy chow is a favorite. Getting ready to go to the page so I can "pin" it. Look who pops up. None other than Carlee. You better keep this on the down low. Some of your siblings will feel sad you didn't make extra to share at KC"s birthday celebration. That's ok though. I'll make it for them soon.

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    1. I figured I would get in trouble if I brought a sweet to KC's birthday. I knew you had that covered! They would like this though!

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  2. Ummm Yumm! I love Puppy Chow and with brownie batter...even better!

    ~Trisha

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    1. We really enjoyed it! I figured it would be hard to go wrong with two of our favorites!

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  3. Delicious! We love puppy chow and now have a new recipe to love!

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    1. It is a fun twist on an old favorite, that is for sure!

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  4. Seriously. I'm pretty sure this is going to change my life. Or at least be a new and fabulous answer to the question "how can I help my teenager who is a hormonal mess?"! Thanks for sharing...stopping by from Treasure Box Tuesday!

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    1. It is life changing! I would have certainly gone crazy over it when I was a teenager too. I'm not looking forward to that stage!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. What a fun recipe! I have mixed feelings, I don't really need to find another munchie, but darn these sound good.

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    1. I know how you feel, but sometimes these things are just meant to be!

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  6. Oh my gosh Carlee - I think you have come up with a real winner here. Who wouldn't love this?! I have a crowd of teenagers coming to my house tonight, and now I know what snack I am going to provide! Sharing this!

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    1. This will be perfect! I know we would have loved it as teenagers, but certainly didn't have any problem polishing it off as a group of 30-somethings either ;-) I can't wait to hear how it goes over!

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  7. My son and I like to take weekend hikes together to explore new waterfalls and we always take some kind of sweet snack. This is so perfect for our next adventure! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. What fun! My little guy and I like to have weekend adventures too, but right now it is mostly to the part to explore a new slide. I wish we had waterfalls to explore! This would be perfect to take along. Thank you so much for another great party!

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  8. I commented the other day because this is so good. Then you shared at our link party #OMHGWW and I want to thank you for that because, as I said, this looks sooo good!:)

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    1. Thanks for hosting and for coming back by! I really appreciate it!

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  9. I've never tried chow mix, but I'm thinking it's something I could happily much on. Definitely sounds and looks yummy.

    Over from Funtastic Friday

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    1. You have to try it! It is very addicting though, so be careful ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I've never heard of puppy chow! I'm always learning something new from you Carlee. Thanks for sharing at #WednesdaysWisdom and see you next week.

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    1. Oh boy! You better watch out, puppy chow is addicting! ;-) The traditional version is very much like this, but you shake it in powdered sugar. I grew up calling it puppy chow, but some people call it muddy buddies. It has the crunch of the cereal and the delicious peanut butter and chocolate and dusted in sugar so you have to keep licking your fingers. YUMMY!

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  11. This looks like a great snack. I love that it's easy to make, too! Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. So easy and so good! Thanks for hosting!

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    2. Stopping back by to let you know this is one of our featured posts on today's Snickerdoodle Sunday Party. I hope to see you there today.

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    3. Thank you so much! Just go back from the party!

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  12. Loving this and I’m drooling! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you. It is nice to have something quick and easy that you know they will gobble up!

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  13. I really thought you were talking about 'dog biscuits' and you were taking them to the party to treat the dogs. Well I am learning, they do look good enough to eat and dogs should not have chocolate, so that leaves them all for the humans.
    Thanks for bringing Puppy Chow to Fridays Blog Booster Party #21
    Kathleen

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    1. Too funny! This is way to good to share anyway! Thanks so much for hosting and stopping by!

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  14. We will love your Puppy Chow. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Be warned, it is hard to stop once you start! Thank you so much for hosting!

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  15. What a yummy twist on a classic treat! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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    1. Thank you! I am not sure if we can ever go back to powdered sugar now!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to this week's Tasty Tuesday! I've pinned it to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I hope you'll link up again this week.

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  17. Hi Carlee, I wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been Featured as part of our Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday, it was chosen by Donna!!

    Hope you will join us and Linkup, in progress!!
    Have a great week, Karren

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  18. Wow!! Going to have to give this a try! Puppy Chow is a big hit around here during the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you for joining the September Country Fair Blog Party!
    Laurie - Co-Host

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    1. I really like the original, but it is fun to be able to switch things up every now and then! Now I have all sorts of ideas I would like to try. Too bad I haven't figured out how to remove the calories yet!

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  19. This looks great! Something I will have to try over Labor Day weekend for a family cookout! Thank you!

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    1. Yum! I may have to make another batch to share this weekend too!

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  20. I bet it was good!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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    1. It was almost TOO good! Thanks for hosting!

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  21. I'll definitely be trying this recipe! I love puppy chow and love brownie batter!

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  22. These look great - I'd never heard of puppy chow either. Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair.

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  23. Ooooo that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing with #OMHGWW!
    -Heather

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    1. It is ridiculously good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Puppy chow is so crazy addictive and now you've upped the chocolate?! I have got to try it this way - looks and sounds so amazing! I'll just have to wait until friends come over though because otherwise I'll empty the bowl all by myself ;)

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    1. That is a great plan! It is dangerously addictive!

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