What’s my inspiration?
I much prefer a salty snack like cheese and crackers over sweet treats. However, I do have a few weaknesses like anyone else. The legit, real deal puppy chow is one of them. You know the stuff, Chex mix with peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar? I mean, total heaven in a bowl. (Apparently Chex brand calls it Muddy Buddies, who knew.)
When I saw this recipe for Cake Batter Puppy Chow on Pinterest, I about fell out of my chair. What is this I found…a new twist on the classic? A must try recipe? Yes! I ended up making it for our annual Duluth ski/snowboarding trip. I thought it would get *housed in a day. Boy was I wrong. While this is good, it surely didn’t stand up to the classic. But, it was an OK treat we nibbled on all weekend.
I would make this again but likely as a part of a puppy chow buffet. Maybe with both versions – the classic blue ribbon puppy chow and this one, second place. I am wondering if I might like it better if I used a chocolate cake mix instead of a yellow mix. Maybe I’ll give that a whirl next time. Even though it wasn’t my favorite, I thought it was a fun recipe regardless.
*housed: eating every last morsel of something really fast. (I have had people not know what I mean when I say housed. Must be something our group of friends coined??)
What you need:
Makes 10 cups
- 10 cups Chex cereal (About 1 box)
- 20 oz (10 squares) vanilla flavored Almond Bark
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- vegetable shortening, optional
- Melt Almond Bark according to the package directions, adding vegetable shortening to thin if desired.
- Pour the cereal, cake mix, and powdered sugar into a paper bag or container with a lid.
- Drizzle melted Almond Bark over the cereal and fold down the top of the paper bag or put the lid on the container.
- Shake bag or container until the cereal is evenly coated.