Friday, November 21, 2008

PMS Puppy Chow

Eva is almost a year old, which means I’m due for my period anytime now. It’s been like 20 months and I have NOT missed Aunt Flo at all. And don't even comment "too much information" cuz I KNOW that!

So here’s a recipe for something I can’t get enough of lately:

Puppy Chow (although the way I eat it, let’s call it Piggy Chow)

9 cups any Chex cereal (off-brand is just dandy)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 t. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

There are many different ways of doing this, so I’m going to give you a couple of ideas:

1. Melt chips, peanut butter and butter in large pan. Take off burner and add vanilla. Add cereal and mix it all up, trying not to crush the cereal. Then add powdered sugar.

2. Put cereal in big bowl. Melt other ingredients in small saucepan, adding vanilla at the end. Pour mixture over cereal and stir. Then pour the whole she-bang into a big old Tupperware container, add powdered sugar and shake.

3. Do the same as above, but put cereal/mixture into large paper bag, THEN add powdered sugar and shake.

4. Do the same as above, but put cereal/mixture into large plastic 2-gallon resealable bag, add powdered sugar and shake.

The Chex people say to do #4, but I’m telling you I’ve done this before and the chocolate mixture MELTED THE BAG.

Maybe I’m just not cut out for this Domestic Goddess job.

I’m sure Step-Witch and Smoosh will have a comment for me on this one since they are the pushers who turned me on to this concoction in the first place.