I think I have professed my love for cake batter a few times on my blog so far, but just in case you didn’t know, I really love cake batter! My latest cake batter venture?
Cake Batter Puppy Chow!
If puppy chow is foreign to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Puppy chow is something that I never even heard of until I was in high school and my friends decided they wanted to make it one night. (And no, it has nothing to do with dog food, though Teddy wishes it were his dinner!) Once I popped my first few puppy chow bites into my mouth way back when, I couldn’t believe I had lived my whole life without ever having eaten it! Traditional puppy chow is made with Chex cereal, semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter and powdered sugar. I’m not a huge peanut butter fan, but I still think it’s delicious.
My cake batter puppy chow mixes things up by using white chocolate instead of semi-sweet, wheat Chex instead of regular (to make it healthier, because obviously wheat puppy chow is much better for you ;)), and cake mix instead of peanut butter. It turned out amazing and I will definitely be making it again!
I think one of the reasons that puppy chow is so popular is that it’s super easy to make. The hardest part is not consuming it all before it cools! Good luck!
Cake Batter Puppy Chow
Adapted from Adventures in Food
- 1 bag white chocolate chips
- 1 box Wheat Chex cereal (not family size), about 6 cups
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1.5 cups funfetti cake mix
- 2-3 tablespoons colored sprinkles (optional)
- Lay a piece of parchment paper or foil on a cookie sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and cake mix and set aside. Place the Chex cereal in another large bowl.
- Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave at 50%. It depends on your microwave – so I microwave mine for a minute, stir, and see how much longer they need. You can also melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler if you have one.
- Once the chocolate is melted, gradually pour the chocolate over the chex cereal and stir until each piece is coated.
- Quickly add the sprinkles and stir to combine.
- Then gradually add the cake mix mixture and stir until all of the cereal is well coated.
- Pour the puppy chow onto the cookie sheet and let it cool for at least 15 minutes.