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Hey Y’all! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you and yours!

I seem to be the lucky one who gets to share with y’all on some wonderful holidays! I won’t even lie, I almost forgot to post.. Life happens, am I correct? My kiddo has been fighting some sinus crud and a slight ear infection on top of that! YIKES!

With it being Christmas, I thought I would share one of my favorite Sweet Christmas traditions: PUPPY CHOW! Mmmmmm…..

Normally, my husband and I would just make it for ourselves. The tradition started when my husband returned from Iraq and we had our first holiday season together! I won’t even lie y’all, I had no idea what “Puppy Chow” was …but when he made it for me I was in sugar heaven!

This year we have decided to gift our neighbors with home-made Puppy Chow! I made our seasonal favorite, Andes Mint Chow, as well as a new to us Reece’s peanut butter chow!

Puppy Chow is easy to make, inexpensive and the best thing about these is that they are a crowd pleaser!

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Ande’s Mint Chow

You will need:

1 large mixing bowl : The bigger the better! (if not then a 1 gallon zip lock bag works great!)

1 mixing spoon (void this if you’re using your 1 gallon bag)

12 cups of Rice cereal : Like the Chex cereal, we use store brand.

1 bag of Andes Mint baking chocolate – Found with the baking supplies and backing chocolates

1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips

2 cups of powdered sugar

1/2 bag of Andes Mint candies : The hotel pillow sized ones, they can be found with the regular candies in the candy isle.

 

Directions :

Try not to eat all of the Andes mint candies ha-ha! Okay, seriously…..
Put your cereal in your big mixing bowl or 1 gallon bag.
Dump your Andes mint baking chocolate and 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.. melt in the microwave for 2-2.5 minutes or until fully melted. Make sure to pause every 30 secs-1 min and stir around your chocolate so it doesn’t burn.
Once your chocolate is melted, pour the chocolate so that it is covering your cereal, stir (or shake)  like you’ve never stirred (or shook) before..I mean it, mix that crazy cereal until everything is covered, don’t be afraid to mix down deep. Once your cereal is covered in chocolate add the powdered sugar and yet again, stir (or shake) until the cereal is covered.

You are welcome to add more powdered sugar, just please don’t inhale it (ouch). Break your Andes mint bars in half, toss those bad boys in to your mixed up puppy chow.

Stir (or shake) everything again and BAM you’re on your way to deliciously minty town.

 

 

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Reece’s Peanut Butter Chow

 You will need :

1 bag of Reece’s peanut butter pieces mini’s ( found in candy Isle)

1 bag of milk chocolate chips

1/2 bag of peanut butter chips

1-2 spoon full of creamy peanut butter

12 cups of rice cereal ( like Chex Mix- we used the store brand)

2 cups of powdered sugar

1 large mixing bowl – or 1 gallon ziplock bag

1 mixing spoon if you’re using the big bowl

 

Directions:

Put your cereal in your big mixing bowl or 1 gallon bag.
Dump your milk chocolate chips , peanut butter chips and spoon in your 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl.
Melt in the microwave for 2-2.5 minutes or until fully melted. Make sure to pause every 30 secs-1 min and stir around your chocolate & peanut butter  so it doesn’t burn.
Once your chocolate mix is melted, pour the chocolate so that it is covering your cereal, stir (or shake) like you’ve never stirred (or shook) before. I mean it, mix that crazy cereal until everything is covered, don’t be afraid to mix down deep. Once your cereal is covered in chocolate add the powdered sugar and yet again, stir (or shake) until the cereal is covered. You are welcome to add more powdered sugar, just please don’t inhale it (ouch).

Add in the Reece’s pieces to your Puppy Chow. Stir (or shake) everything again and, BAM, you’re on your way to deliciously peanut butter  town.

 

 

Seriously, so easy and you can get creative and try all sorts of different candy mixing’s!

Again, Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from myself and all of the lovelies behind The Good Life Moms!

 

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Texas native who followed her veteran husband back to his home town in Nebraska. A first-time stay-at-home mom to a spunky toddler. She’s a
D-I-Y enthusiast and lifestyle blogger. You can find her blogging at www.weavingourwebb.com
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