For those of you not in the know, Puppy Chow is the delicious treat made by taking Rice Chex, covering it in chocolate and peanut butter, and then covering THAT with powdered sugar. AMAZING, and the greatest snack of all time, regardless of the fact that it’s nutritional value is nil. Who cares when it’s that good? It’s so worth it.
Well, I just might have improved on something I never thought could ever even have an equal, much less something BETTER.
I present to you, White Chocolate Cinna-Crunch!
This super-amazing snack was created to honor the birthday of my best friend in college, one Tyler Davis, whose great and fabulous qualities (and our many hilarious are too numerous to regale in any form but epic poetry…and I will spare you of my lyrical stylings this time. Happy Birthday Tyler!
Basically, you take Cinnamon Toast Crunch (which, even my super healthy friend Elizabeth agrees is “simply amazing,” and my friend Katie, who used to work for General Mills says is “actually not that bad, since it’s made with whole grains”–let us disregard the whole “covered in sugar” aspect for now)….
I had the Kroger brand, which, frankly, is better than the original, and had been given to me by a student as a “going away” present at my last position. [I get really random presents from my kids. This was given to me because I had told them all about how I thought the Kroger brand Golden Grahams is even more amazing than the “real” stuff. I think this student mixed up Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but, no matter. It was the thought that counted. She also gave me a mango.]
Then you take a bag of white chocolate chips, and melt them in the microwave. [Be really careful, as white chocolate burns more quickly and easily than darker chocolate.]
Put the Cinnamon Toast Crunch in a large plastic container* (I actually have a special one that was used so often to make Puppy Chow in college that we actually still refer to it as “the Puppy Chow container”), and then pour the white chocolate over it, stirring to coat. (This will take awhile, and you’ll keep finding clumps you missed…be patient, and don’t be afraid to use your hands if necessary.)
*If you don’t have a plastic container with a lid that is large enough, you can substitute two gallon-sized zip-top bags.