Puppy Chow is one of those childhood favorites that you just have to make every once in a while. Crunchy, chocolaty, peanut buttery goodness that brings you right back to those carefree days. It made an appearance at all of our sleepovers, movie nights. It is still a must have for holidays, game nights or a special treat on a movie night.
Of course it is the chocolate and peanut butter combo that make it so addictive, but it needs something to keep all of that candy coated cereal from sticking together. The traditional way to keep it separated is to shake it in a bunch of powdered sugar. The chocolate sets and you get that goodness in individual pieces.
As delicious as puppy chow is any old way, sometimes it is fun to mix thing up a bit. I thought it would be fun to make that favorite treat even more chocolaty. What if you shake it in brownie mix instead of powdered sugar.
I'll wait a second and let that sink in.
Mind blown? I know, right?!
I won't tie you up any longer. Run to the kitchen. Gather these ingredients. Make this ASAP. You will thank yourself (and me!!) later.
Brownie Batter Puppy Chow
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
- 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.
- Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until completely combined.
- Fold in cereal until well coated.
- Place in a gallon zip topped bag with the brownie mix and shake until coated. Allow to set up before serving.