So…a lot of football games have been on lately. Really “important” games.
Of course neither the Broncos or the (ahem) Vikings are playing anymore.
So then, naturally, I was rooting for San Francisco. Why?! Because I like California.
And this is how I pick who to cheer for. Silly, I know. But now we’re down to Giants and Patriots…what to do, what to do? Think I’ll just cheer for the opposite team the bf is cheering for.
Then while the game is going on I’ll usually find something yummy to make, because football games are long. Really long.
Should’ve made something that took longer….
But it all worked out, because then I went on Pinterest.
Puppy Chow, Reindeer Food, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix, Chex Lemon Buddies, or whatever you usually call it.
I have a twist on this mix today. It might sound weird. You may be skeptical. But really, it’s just as addicting as the original.
And there’s a secret ingredient involved that you would probably guess at first bite.
Originally, I was going to add butter to this recipe. I tried it and tried again and resulted in NO BUTTER. Then when I uploaded my pictures: whoops. Forgot something…
No butter. Hmm, this means this recipe is pretty much healthy (*wink* just a little sugar). And gluten free.
Zesty White Chocolate Puppy Chow
recipe slightly adapted from Brookshire Bros.
yield: 5 servings
· 6 oz Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating
· 4 1/2 cups Rice Chex® cereal
· 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
· 3/4 cup powdered sugar
TIP: Add 1 teaspoon of solid vegetable shortening (ex: Crisco) to thin out coating, if desired.
1. Measure cereal into a large bowl.
2. Melt CANDIQUIK Coating according to directions on package.
3. Pour CANDIQUIK over cereal; fold in gently until cereal is evenly coated. I then sprinkled the lemon zest over the mixture. Looking back, you could probably mix the zest in with the candy coating and it would work just as well. Either way.
4. Quickly add the powdered sugar and toss mixture until cereal pieces are completely coated.
Easy, delicious. 3 ingredients. Doesn’t get much better than this!
Here’s a little bonus recipe. A two-fer-one if you may.