Biscoff + Butterscotch Puppy Chow

by Sarah on June 21, 2012 · 19 comments

To quote my friend Liz, with whom I am currently staying in D.C., I “have willpower for days.”

Except when it comes to ice cream.*

*Or sorbet…or sherbet….or custard…or frozen yogurt…or coconut milk ice cream…or water ice…or gelato… 

Nut(ty) Butter.And Puppy Chow.*

*This is not called Muddy Buddies, White Trash, or anything else. I don’t care what you believe. It’s Puppy Chow.So, I knew I was in for it as soon as I stumbled upon this secret stash of Biscoff samples on my nut butter shelf while moving a couple of weeks ago……and all I could think was, “Wouldn’t that be fun to turn into Puppy Chow?”*

*Always a sign that you are headed down a path towards the Heartbreak Stomachache HotelWhen it comes to the cereal base, well, that was a no brainer. After years of highly scientific testing in college, my friend Molly and I discovered that Rice Chex (or their generic equivalent) are the best.Obviously, I wanted to use the Biscoff. But what chocolate base in which to melt the cookie butter to help it adhere and solidify to the cereal in a lovely candy-like coating?

Not chocolate at all, it turns out.(But) Butterscotch.It seemed like a great idea.And it was.

After all, Biscoff is sort of gingerbread [slash] graham cracker-y, and that sounds like a perfect match for butterscotch to me.

Also, Biscoff + Butterscotch (naturally) = BIT@! Chow.Which is fun.[Especially because this chow ain’t for babies, but grown [female] pups. ;)]And you can bet THIS grown female got her paws hands dirty making it.*

*And ate every last morsel that got stuck or ended up on the counter.Since we’re moving beyond the ordinary…let’s go ahead and add some cinnamon to our ‘sugah’ why don’t we?

And then it’s time to wag your tail around the kitchen.Oh dear.This was definitely going to be a problem.The only solution?Pack it up……and let those dogs OUT.*

*I hope my Foodie Pen Pal has stronger willpower than I when it comes to this stuff….

As for the Biscoff remnants and the ‘chow’ that didn’t fit in the package, well–I sat, rolled over, AND played dead.I think I deserved a treat.


Biscoff + Butterscotch Puppy Chow

  • 13 cups (1 box) Rice Chex [or generic equivalent]
  • 1 cup Biscoff or Speculoos spread
  • 1 package butterscotch baking chips
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  1. Pour cereal into a very large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butterscotch chips by cooking for 1 minute, stirring, and then cooking in 10 second increments until chips fully melt when stirred.
  3. Add Biscoff to melted butterscotch and stir well.
  4. Pour Bis-cotch mixture onto cereal and stir well to coat. [I find your hands work the best, here!]
  5. In a large, plastic container with lid (or large zip-top bags), combine coated cereal, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
  6. Shake until cereal is fully coated.
  7. Indulge!