Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow

On Tuesday, I posted the COMPLETE opposite recipe as to the one I am sharing today.  Both use Rice Chex in the ingredients… but that’s where the similarities end.

This recipe is most certainly the NAUGHTY version of what I shared on Tuesday….

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow

The other recipe was focused upon lightening up an existing recipe that people know and love… and well, this one was lightened up by using reduced fat peanut butter, but cannot be called LIGHT in any way otherwise.

Because I just baked him cookies last week, I choose to make my grandpa a Christmas package containing Peanut Butter Banana Bread and this amazing twist on Puppy Chow.

It’s another one of those amazing Pinterest recipes that I’ve saved over time… and this one, my friends, was FANTASTIC!  Fantastic to the point that I packed it up in RECORD time and shipped half of it to my grandfather and the other half to my niece (another PB-lover.)

Try this one at your own risk… but, WOW!  It’s delicious!

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow

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INGREDIENTS

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

6 cup rice Chex cereal
1 cup milk chocolate melts or chips
1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup brownie mix, from the box
1 cup mini Reese’s Cups, chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

2. In a microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.  Note:  I recommend heating the mixture for 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between.  Mine was very smooth after about 50 seconds.

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

3. Pour over cereal and fold until covered.

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

4. Dump into a large plastic bag and add brownie mix, seal and shake until coated. (If you don’t have a large plastic bag, pour brownie mix over cereal and stir well. Or you can use a pot with a lid to shake it in.)  Note:  I used a cleaned out Target bag to toss the cereal in the brownie mix. 

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

5.  Add Reese’s cups and toss in the mixture.

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

6. Dump onto a cookie sheet and allow the chocolate to dry.

Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake
Peanut Butter Brownie Puppy Chow | No Thanks to Cake

My recommendation, of course, is to pack this stuff up pretty quickly after it has cooled and get it on its way…. super tempting, but the perfect gift for your favorite PB lovers!

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  1. Caroline says:

    Oh yea, this would last about 2.5 seconds in my house :) Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!! xo

    • nothankstocake says:

      It had to be packed and SHIPPED very quickly. Although, when I arrived in Virginia, they hadn’t eaten it all yet. Sigh… I helped them out quite a bit with this. #someonehadtodoit

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