I don't know how this sweet creation ever got the name "Puppy Chow" but it is so good. Filled with peanut butter, chocolate, powdered sugar and crunchy cereal, you just can't stop eating it, so of course you always have to double the recipe if you are like me. I've found that you can use either Chrispix or rice or corn chex-type cereal. I think in the UK you could try to use Shreddies but it will be a bit different.
8 cups Crispix or Chex cereal (rice or corn)
1/2 cup butter or margerine
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter (creamy)
2 cups powdered sugar (icing sugar)
Melt butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter.
I like to put it all in a medium sized glass bowl and put it in the microwave. Start with cooking on high for 1 minute. Then stir and keep cooking on high for 30 seconds at a time and stirring until the mixture is smooth. Otherwise you can heat it all up in a thick 2 quart pan on the stove on low-medium heat.
Put cereal in a large bowl and pour chocolate over the top of the cereal.
Gently fold the cereal with a spatula to coat it with chocolate.
Put powdered sugar in a brown paper sack or even larger bowl that has a cover and pour the cereal/chocolate mixture over the top. Shake bag or bowl well. Add more powdered sugar if needed to help coat the cereal.
Pour out on large cookie sheet, separate out any large clumps, and let cool. Store in air tight container.