Thursday, March 14, 2013

Puppy Chow

Jar of golden syrup.

Pancakes and syrup.

Mabel's babies checking out her leftovers :-) She has to eat in the milking stand because otherwise, she'll eat as fast as possible and try to steal Flora's food.
I realized that I never shared a photo of the final product for the syrup - we got a decent amount for the "work" that we had to do. We could have more, if we continued to tap and collect every day. But like I said before, this time was more about the experience and not to have the full blown - collect/boil/store syrup. Hopefully that will be next year.

The night before last, we tried a tasty new "dessert" - David, Kait's boyfriend, suggested something called "Puppy Chow" is was delicious - a little treat (a little goes a LONNNNGGGG way - it's very sweet...but very good. I thought I'd share that here.

Puppy Chow
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
3 cups powdered sugar

Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler (or you can do it in a microwave safe bowl).
Melt the peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips together. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir well.
Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.
Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.
Place the powdered sugar in a large zip-lock type plastic bag - we just used a large bowl that has a lid to shake it up.
Add the peanut butter-chocolate cereal mixture to the bag, leaving enough room for the puppy chow to be shaken (you may have to divide the mixture into smaller batches, coating one batch at a time).
Shake the bag vigorously to evenly coat each piece of the puppy chow with powdered sugar.
Once the mixture is fully coated, place in a large serving bowl.
Coat any additional pieces by shaking the mixture in the powdered sugar filled bag.  Add powdered sugar to the bag as needed until all the mixture is coated.

So good!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen but as with all things BAD it probably taste great. Why is that? Couldnt it have been the other way round? Imagine if we all rushed home to eat brussel sprouts because they tasted like heaven and turned up our noses at sweet fatty things. I think there are actually people out there like that but they are suffering from delusion and deprivation. Great leading title though. I had visions of you cooking something so bad you had to feed it to the dogs. LOL Have a good day Shelby.