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Puppy Chow - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
A coworker of my mother’s gave her a bag of puppy chow as a holiday gift years ago, and my family and I have been hooked ever since. This stuff is totally snacky and totally addictive. It’s awesome party food because it’s easy to whip up a big batch for a crowd, and people always love it. Over time I’ve experimented a bit with different chocolate: peanut butter: margarine ratios and this is the version I like best. And once you’ve tasted it the regular way, try mixing up the cereal; any kind of puffy, crunchy corn or rice cereal will work, and give you a slightly different tactile experience. While you’re at it, different nut butters would taste great as well — try sunflower, almond, hazelnut or pecan butter (if your pants are lined with $20s). Update: Most puppy chow you’ve encountered was likely made with creamy, sweetened peanut butter. That said, I’ve made this recipe with both sweetened peanut butter and a variety of unsweetened, natural nut butters, and I think it’s great both ways. If you’re wary of extremely sweet foods, I really recommend trying this recipe with natural nut butter (and using the smallest recommended amount …