Mint Chocolate Puppy Chow

Spending a weekend in class means that some downtime is deserved.

 

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Downtime begins with breakfast.  And for this morning, I made HG’s Banana Pancakes.

 

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Except that I made one huge pancake and covered it with bananas, coconut, and agave!  YUMMY!

 

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Do you recognize the plate?  While eating breakfast, I flipped through a few cookbooks and wrote up this week’s meal plan.  After breakfast, I headed out to meet the trainer for a strength session.  She worked me really hard and was super impressed with how much stronger my planks looked.  Afterwards, I made a quick trip to the grocery store and then came home for lunch.  And, I am in for the day!  I have holiday cards to write, laundry to wash, and trashy girly TV to watch.

Oh, and did I mention I made dessert?!

 

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I had some of my favorite mint and dark chocolate chips in the pantry.

 

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And the brilliant idea to turn them into Puppy Chow.

 

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I can say that it was brilliant because I’ve tasted the final results!

 

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You will find it to be incredible once you try it too!

 

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I started with one bite, which turned into two bites…

 

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And then I lost count!  I was a little worried that the peanut butter would overshadow the mint chocolate flavor, but the mint and chocolate are the true stars here!

 

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As usual, my puppy chow went straight into the freezer where I am to ‘forget about it’.  This is also because I LOVE frozen puppy chow!

 

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I think I need to move tonight’s dessert to the back of the freezer because its not hidden very well.  I fear there won’t be any left for the BOY when he returns from his study sessions!

 

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I can never get enough puppy chow!  Here are a few of my other favorite varieties!

And with your leftover mint dark chocolate chips, I recommend making one of these recipes!

 

 

Mint Chocolate Puppy Chow

 

Ingredients

6 cups Chex cereal (I used corn)

1 cup Nestle Dark Chocolate Mint Morsels

2/3 cups peanut butter

1/3 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla

3-4 cups powdered sugar

 

Directions

Measure and pour cereal into a large bowl.

Place mint chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a large microwave bowl.  Heat in 30 seconds increments until melted, stirring often to avoid burning.  Stir in vanilla.

Pour chocolate mixture over cereal.  Using a spatula, fold everything together until cereal is well coated.

Fold in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.  Sample often!

 

Optional: Freeze!  But don’t really make this optional.  Just do it and then enjoy straight from the freezer.  It’s SO GOOD!

13 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Puppy Chow

    • I will definitely share with you! I am totally addicted to the stuff and cold use some help eating it. Plus, we could just hang out and chat : ) You should definitely make this for the holidays. I think it will be a crowd pleaser!

  1. I looove puppy chow and this recipe looks absolutely perfect! Why didn’t I ever think of adding mint?!? So is this recipe your favorite? The other recipes looked good too and I can’t decide which one to make:)

    • It’s between this one and the white chocoalte I think. They are both really good and fall into the addicting category. For this time of year, I say go with the mint! And stock up on the dark chocolate mint chips because they are seasonal!

    • I did share some with the BOY and packed some up to share with my Mom but I am trying to avoid running into the kitchen and eating handfuls for breakfast this morning : ) Instead, I will go for a run!

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