Thursday, August 18, 2011

People Chow!

The recipe I'm sharing today has many versions and variations.  However the one I use comes from this lovely Gooseberry Patch Book:

Sorry about the flash in the picture.

The recipe calls for the following:

1 stick of butter
2 Cups of milk chocolate chips
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 box of rice Chex (17 1/2 oz.) I have used slightly less with satisfactory results.
1 bag (16 oz.) of confectioners sugar.

Combine butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan.  Melt over medium heat, stirring often. Pour over cereal and mix until thoroughly coated.  Place cereal in a paper sack, sprinkle in powdered sugar.  Fold down the top of the paper sack and shake well.  makes 3 pounds or about 12 servings.

Caution:  This stuff is addicting!  Author is not responsible for any accrued weight while consuming this recipe:)  I wonder if you eat it while walking on a treadmill it "cancels" out calories?

On a different note...every time my kids and I make this recipe it recalls special memories since it's tradition that I make this recipe every Christmas Eve. Do you have a recipe that has a sweet memory attached to it?  If so, share it with us.

"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."
 ~Harlan Miller~


kristen said...

When I was a kid, we went to visit some friends. The wife/mother asked my brother to feed the dog. She then proceeded to pull out a dog dish and pour some people chow into it. She then showed us how good "dog food" could be by eating it! The look on my brother's face was priceless!!
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

The Cutts Clan said...

This is definitely one of our family's favorites! :)