Candy Cane Puppy Chow

Wow!

I can’t express how exciting it is to read your thoughtful comments on yesterday’s Blogger-Versary post.  Ya’ll are incredible!

 

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I left sunny Florida (and my family) behind this morning, but plan to share warm, bright photos to melt winter’s chill until April : )  The BOY picked me up at the airport and after almost a week, it was great to see him!  We had a quiet day planned leaving me time to get prepped for Christmas Day and a take 2 hour nap!!! 

 

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The BOY and I head separate directions on Christmas Day each with our own traditions.  In the morning, I will be celebrating Christmas with my brother, his girlfriend, and her wonderful family.  In the afternoon, we move on to Jewish Christmas with a movie and Chinese food.  Surprise, surprise, I was put in charge of dessert.  Thankfully, he left me more than enough treats in the freezer to snack on and put together for tomorrow’s holiday.  However, I also wanted to make something for some of our friends who are gluten intolerant.

 

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Puppy Chow is always a fan favorite and can be made gluten free by using Chex Cereal.  I was inspired by our Halloween success with the pumpkin spices kisses, to try Hershey’s kisses puppy chow again…this time with my favorite candy cane kisses!

 

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What I didn’t expect was the bright pink color, but I loved it!  I was only sad that I didn’t have any green decorations to sprinkle throughout.  I did have some Andes Peppermint Crunch chips, so I sprinkled those in for an extra peppermint kick!

 

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Then doused everything in powder sugar while the BOY stood by watching, waiting for his taste test.

 

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What can I say…you just can’t go wrong with puppy chow?!

 

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This recipe just melts in your mouth leaving a fresh peppermint aftertaste!

 

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I was quite pleased with my creation and know it will taste even better once it is frozen.  I think I should make a tshirt that says ‘I heart frozen puppy chow!’  I quickly made a batch of these flourless peanut butter cookies.  Along with some bubbly, I am all set for tomorrow’s celebration!  Tonight we are headed out for our annual Christmas Eve dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Coopers Hawk!

 

Wishing everyone a happy and safe evening with family and friends!

 

 

Candy Cane Puppy Chow

Adapted from Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

 

Ingredients

1 10 oz bag of Candy Cane Hershey kisses, unwrapped

6 cups Chex cereal

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Andes Peppermint Chips( optional)

 

Directions

Pour Chex mix and ~1/2 cup Andes Peppermint Chips into a large bowl.  Set aside. 

Melt kisses in the microwave ~1 minute. Pour melted kisses over Chex cereal, stirring to coat (I find a spatula works best).

Fold in powdered sugar and more Andes mints if desired.

Store in air tight container or freeze.

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