Yes, you heard right. That lovable childhood treat can be healthy!
I used to love puppy chow-the way the peanut butter and chocolate flavor bursted in your mouth as your fingers got sticky from the powdery-white sugar. Yum.
Unfortunately, “real” puppy chow is made with chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar. This racks up to be 16 grams of sugar per serving (according to Chex.com Recipes). But who ever sticks to that measly 1/2-cup serving anyway? It’s too good to not have seconds (or thirds….or fourths)!
Enter…My Puppy Chow:
Under-a-Minute Healthy Puppy Chow
~This puppy chow takes less than a minute to make, and is the perfect snack for those days when you are in a rush. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and of course, sugar-free!
- 1 cup rice chex (or other cereal of choice)
- 1-2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 1-2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- optional add-ins: peanuts, cacao nibs, dried fruit, be creative!
Mix the peanut butter and cocoa powder together in a bowl. Add a little bit of water if it gets to sticky. Then, add the chex cereal and add-ins (if using), and stir together until well-incorporated.
Enjoy while watching a movie! Like Julie & Julia (one of my favorites!)
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What is your favorite movie?
Also, what is your favorite movie snack? I always bring my own popcorn to the movies, because i am a Huge fan of my popcorn! (not to brag or anything) I make mine on the stove-top 🙂