I can’t express how exciting it is to read your thoughtful comments on yesterday’s Blogger-Versary post. Ya’ll are incredible!
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
Then doused everything in powder sugar while the BOY stood by watching, waiting for his taste test.
What can I say…you just can’t go wrong with puppy chow?!
This recipe just melts in your mouth leaving a fresh peppermint aftertaste!
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
1 10 oz bag of Candy Cane Hershey kisses, unwrapped
6 cups Chex cereal
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Andes Peppermint Chips( optional)
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.