Puppy chow is awesome. If you’ve never come across it before then you need to make some. It’s a quick and easy no bake alternative to popcorn. It’s really delicious and it never lasts long! Puppy chow is a combination of cereal, peanut butter and chocolate which is then dusted in icing sugar. It’s great to pick at all of the time. We eat a lot of it and with the warmer weather coming up, it can get very messy, very quickly. This is a simple yet incredibly delicious solution. It doesn’t have the added icing sugar the same as regular puppy chow. I find it can be a bit sickly after a while with all the extra sugar. Instead these triple chocolate puppy chow bars are topped with a bit of white chocolate to add an extra layer of crunch.
The colourful flecks come from ColorBurst candy melts. I bought
some lots of candy melts recently from Approved Food and saved myself a fortune! They were only a few days out of date but that didn’t change the quality or how well they melted. It was two packs for £1.50 so I went a bit crazy and got 4 of each colour they had in stock! Candy melts are a great subsitute for chocolate in puppy chow recipes. It adds extra colour and it sets a lot faster than chocolate too.
Here in good old Blighty we don’t have the Chex cereal that many puppy chow recipes call for. The answer to that is use Shreddies when you’re making regular puppy chow, but this recipe uses a mixture of chocolate roulette Krave and honey Cheerios. You can substitute either of these cereals for a different flavour from their ranges and it will still work as well but it won’t be triple chocolate without Krave roulette.
- 100g peanut butter
- 2tbsp golden syrup
- 150g colourburst candy melts
- 100g honey cheerios
- 100g krave (roulette)
- 50g melted white chocolate for the topping
- melt the peanut butter, golden syrup and candy melts together until smooth and creamy (you can do this in the microwave as the candy melts instructions state plus an extra 30 seconds)
- pour the cheerios and krave into a large bowl and mix well
- pour the peanut butter candy melt mixture over the top
- mix well, but gently so the cereal doesn't smash
- turn out into a well greased baking tray (I used a low sided roasting tin)
- leave to set in a cool, dry place
- top with the melted chocolate in swirls or squiggles
- chill for 10 minutes
- cut into slices with a sharp knife