Makes 9 cups.
Quick! You have a few more days before you feel obligated to make your annual "healthy eating" New Year's resolution! :::wink!:::
My younger brother is The Best puppy chow maker ever. I don't know what his secret is, but I think it involves increasing the amounts of chocolate, peanut butter, and butter, and keeping the amount of Rice Chex as directed. His puppy chows always contains luscious powdered-sugar-covered-peanut-butter-and-chocolate glumps. And they taste amazing.
Here's the basic recipe. Increase amounts as you choose. Even made as-is, this is a spectacular, tried-and-true sweet snack.
9 c. Rice Chex
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. butter
1 t. vanilla
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
In a large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Stir frequently until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into a 2-gallon resealable food storage bag.
Add powdered sugar to bag, seal, and shake to coat. Spread on wax paper to cool completely or, if you're lazy, just keep it in the bag or throw it in a container with an air-tight lid.