Friday, April 1, 2011

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Happy PB&J Day! There are so many things I wanted to make to celebrate this day. For some reason I picked pb&j puppy chow. If you like pb&j, you'll like this! :) I'll be honest, it's not as good as the original puppy chow, but I still can't stop eating this one. The peanut butter and jelly is not that strong of a flavor, so if you want it to taste straight up like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I would add more peanut butter and jelly. Here's what you need for the pb&j puppy chow
Honey nut chex, butter, peanut butter, jelly, white chocolate chips, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Pour chex into a large bowl
Set that aside and start on the pb&j mixture. In a microwave safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips, butter, vanilla, jelly, and peanut butter
Heat about 30 seconds to a minute in the microwave. Stirring every 30 seconds to make sure the jelly doesn't burn. Heat it until it is smooth and melted
Pour over the chex and gently fold in
Once all the chex are fully coated, add the powdered sugar
This bowl has a lid to it so I just put the lid on and shook it up. If you are using a bowl without a lid you can fold the powdered sugar in gently or pour all of this into a large ziplock bag and shake it up. Here's the finished pb&j puppy chow
As you can see, I didn't add much powdered sugar. I didn't want to over power the pb&j flavor but that's up to you! Store your finished puppy chow in a air-tight container or ziplock bag.

PB&J Puppy Chow
(serves about 5 people)
4 1/2 cups honey nut chex
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1 Tbs. butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup of your favorite jam/jelly (I used strawberry jam)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Pour chex into a large bowl; set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, combine white chocolate, butter, pb, jelly, and vanilla. Microwave about 30 seconds to a minute, stirring every 30 seconds to make sure the jelly doesn't burn. Once the pb&j mixture is melted and smooth, pour over the chex. Gently fold in until all the chex are covered in the pb&j. Add in the powdered sugar and shake or fold in. You may need to add more powdered sugar, depending on your taste. Store in an air-tight container or large ziplock bag. 

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