Sweet Tooth Series

Ever since I became pregnant, I'm not only sprouting a baby but I've also sprouted a sweet tooth! I constantly want pie, cake, shakes, cookies, etc. One of the treats I've made was a "gender reveal puppy chow". Gender reveal cakes and cupcakes are pretty popular now but I wanted to do something a little more simple so I came up with this puppy chow recipe.

Chocolate and Mint Puppy Chow 
13 oz box of Chex Mix cereal
1/4 cup of butter
6 oz chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/8 tsp vanilla
6 oz candy melts (In the color that's appropriate for the gender reveal. I had to buy at a craft store.)
1/8 tsp peppermint extract (Optional, or you can use another extract)
Powder sugar
Yogurt covered peanuts (Optional)
  • Melt butter, chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla over low heat on the stove.
  • Put 1/2 of the cereal in a large mixing bowl and pour chocolate mix on top.
  • Mix well, being careful not to crush the cereal.
  • Put a few cups of powder sugar in a clean paper grocery bag.
  • Put cereal mix in the grocery bag and shake. Set aside this mix in another container.
  • Put the remaining cereal in the large mixing bowl (either clean the bowl first or get a new one)
  • Melt the candy melts and peppermint extract over low heat on the stove.
  • Pour mixture over the cereal and mix well.
  • Put cereal mix in the grocery bag and shake - add more powder sugar if needed.
  • Combine colored cereal, chocolate cereal, and the peanuts.
This turned out really great! You couldn't really taste the peppermint flavor when you were eating the mix, but it did leave your breath minty fresh :) The only problem I had with this recipe was that once I covered the blue cereal with the powder sugar it seemed to have a little bit of a green tint (which fit with the peppermint flavor, but took away from the "it's a boy" look).

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