This squirrel chow is a perfect fall treat! We were headed to Chicago to visit Matt's sister Jess and her family and I knew I wanted to bring a fun snack along. Jess's husband, Ant, gets migraines when he has chocolate. So you can imagine he avoids it like the plague! I don't know how he survives without... but I get nasty headaches sometimes too, so I certainly see why he does. So I wanted to make sure to bring something he could have as well. This was the perfect answer!The base of this snack mix is a lot like the puppy chow you are used to, except I used white chocolate chips instead. It has the creamy peanut buttery coating on the crunchy cereal you are used to. The peanut butter flavor really carries through with the white chocolate, which I really enjoyed. The Reese's Pieces and candy corn add a nice splash of color and a little extra texture. Once we opened the container, we were all hooked!
While we were there Jess made a super chocolaty cake to celebrate one of their friends who had just completed an IronMan. Can you imagine? The cake had two pounds of chocolate in it and it was amazing! You may have seen some pics on my Facebook or Instagram pages a couple of weeks ago. I can't wait for her to share the cake with you on her blog, Year of Cake. Anyway, this was a great non-chocolate sweet alternative for the party goers. I thought the kids might eat the bulk of it, but the adults couldn't keep their hands out of it either!
1 12.8oz box Chex cereal (I used the corn variety, but any would do)
1 cup peanut butter
1 12oz bag white chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar
8 oz candy corn
1 movie sized box of Reese's Pieces
- Put cup of powdered sugar into each of two gallon zippered bags (or use one 2 gallon bag).
- In a microwave safe bowl large enough to accommodate the full box of cereal, melt the peanut butter and white chocolate chips until smooth. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate chips by starting with one 30 second interval in the microwave, but then switching to 10-15 seconds at a time stirring between each round until just smooth.
- Stir cereal into the peanut butter mixture until coated.
- Transfer into zipper bags with powdered sugar and shake until coated.
- Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes to set and then stir in candy corn and Reese's Pieces.
- Sit back and watch it disappear!