Yay for Espresso-Spiked Puppy Chow!
Jun. 29, 2011 1:30 pm
Updated: Jul. 2, 2011 9:18 am
I stumbled upon a great grownup version of Puppy Chow. I made the base and left out the peanut butter (1/2 cube of butter, 12 oz. chocolate chips, and a bag of mini marshmallows). After everything was melted, I stirred it into a bowl filled with a Costco-size
package of Quaker Oat Squares (you get two packages per box). Once everything was well mixed, in a smaller bowl I mixed about two cups of powdered sugar along with A LOT (try half the 2 ounce jar) of Medaglia D'Oro instant espresso powder. That concoction
I sprinkled over the chow and continued to stir. Eventually everything quit sticking. I believe I added more powdered sugar in the end. The trick is to taste the sugar/espresso blend before adding it to the chow and sample pieces as you stir. To half the recipe
I put about two teaspoons of cinnamon. Very tasty!
Anyway, I have a gallon of buzzy chow. If you are caffeine-driven, you might not want to snack on it in the evening.