It’s winter, and we are cooped up inside this little home school house.
When my boys get bored, they can’t stop eating.
Lord help us! I need more snack ideas.
I started looking around the pantry.
What can I make these people?!
There was Chex cereal leftover from New Year’s chex mix.
I thought puppy chow sounded divine!
But I cannot resist puppy chow.
And what good would it do to let my boys fill up on sugar all afternoon?
So my wheels started spinning.
How could I make a healthier puppy chow?
This is what I did.
I ended up coating the peanut-butter, chocolate, and butter coated chex in ground oats instead of powdered sugar,
and it wasn’t bad!
First kiddo told me it was good and to put it on the website.
Second kiddo said he liked sweeter puppy chow better, but this was good.
I’ll take it!
As for me, I really liked this stuff.
It was guilt-free and a good little snack.
I actually could walk away from it unlike the sugar version.
A win for all!
Here’s how to make it.
HEALTHY PUPPY CHOW DAIRY-FREE
3 cups Chex cereal
1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
3 tablespoon peanut butter or sunflower butter
1.5 tablespoon dairy-free margarine butter
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup quick oats
Put cereal in a large bowl that has a tight lid.
Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter together in a pot on the stove.
Remove pot from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour mixture over Chex cereal and gently stir until cereal is coated in the mixture.
Pulse oats in your blender about five times.
Add oats to the bowl of cereal, secure lid on tightly, and shake well to coat cereal evenly with the oats.
Spread mixture evenly on wax paper and allow to cool
Store leftovers in an airtight container.