Live, Laugh & Learn with Lillyan: Dessert Goes to the Dogs
In my college days living in the Collins Hall dorm, my roommates and I
spent our Thursday nights watching Grey’s Anatomy, refresh our Facebook
feeds during the commercials, all while gathered around a bowl of puppy
chow. There is something about the combination of melted chocolate and
peanut butter with a bag of powdered sugar on top that just brings people
together. This Saturday night, when Trey and I started craving something
sweet my mind immediately took me back to my Collins kitchen days and
30 minutes later, we too had a bowl of puppy chow. It may not have been
a Thursday night and a Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie was playing instead
of McDreamy, but no matter who you are gathered with, puppy chow is still as sweet.
Grown-Up Puppy Chow
• 8 c rice cereal
• 1 c dark chocolate chips
• 1 c creamy peanut butter
• 1 c dried berries
• 3 tsp vanilla extract
• 4 c powdered sugar
1. Melt chocolate in a double broiler, by placing a small amount of water
in the bottom pan, the water should not touch the top pot. Place the chocolate
in the top pot and start heating. Stir frequently until chocolate is just
melted. Mix in rice cereal and dried berries.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt peanut butter in microwave, starting
at one minute until smooth. Stir in with chocolate, rice cereal and dried
berries. Add vanilla extract to mixture.
3. Pour mixture into gallon-sized plastic bag with powdered sugar. Shake
the bag until all of the mixture is coated with powdered sugar.