Cynthia’s Puppy Chow

Your first question is probably ‘Who’s Cynthia?’ And your second question may be ‘What is puppy chow?’ Let me fill you in…

Cynthia is my mother (or my maja, as I like to call her). She’s pretty good in the kitchen and unfortunately, I was unwilling to learn how to cook and bake from her in my younger years. However, one of my favorite things she used to make and still makes is puppy chow. If you’ve never heard of it, no it’s not actually for dogs. It’s a delicious human treat comprised of lots of chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve had many other people’s puppy chow in my 27 years, and I got to hand it to Cynthia – no one’s taste half as good as hers. There’s either not enough of one ingredient or too much of something else. Cynthia’s recipe gets puppy chow right on the nose!

Like the inner 10 year old in me, I ask Cynthia to make puppy chow for special events. She makes it every year for my college volleyball reunion and she comes with extra because my old teammates love it just as much as I do! I also ask for puppy chow on my birthday, on Christmas, when I randomly make a trip back to Cincinnati, you get the picture. This stuff is amazing!

puppy chow

puppy chow
Cynthia's Puppy Chow
Print Recipe
Have a party to attend and need a quick and easy dessert to bring? If your friends love peanut butter and chocolate, look no further than this delicious puppy chow!
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
puppy chow
Cynthia's Puppy Chow
Print Recipe
Have a party to attend and need a quick and easy dessert to bring? If your friends love peanut butter and chocolate, look no further than this delicious puppy chow!
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-15 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Put the whole box of cereal into a very large bowl. In a double boiler, melt margarine, chocolate chips, peanut butter and vanilla, stir until smooth. Pour mixture over cereal and stir carefully to coat all pieces, trying not to crush them.
  2. Pour chocolate covered cereal into paper grocery bag and add confectioner's sugar. Fold top down, hold shut and SHAKE IT UP!
  3. Make sure all pieces are coated with sugar and pour back into the large bowl. ENJOY!
  4. Not intended for actual puppies.
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I'm Abby - a weekend getawayer, lover of beach volleyball, grilled cheese enthusiast and puppy dog admirer.

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