Peppermint Bark ‘Puppy Chow’

Ok, I know we’re focusing on our healthy winter recipes right now, but hey, it’s the weekend!  Everyone I know loves the chocolatey/peanut buttery deliciousness that is puppy chow, but this recipe puts a peppermint bark spin on it for the holidays.  A word of warning:  be prepared to love this so much that you’re tempted to eat the whole thing.

 Peppermint Bark ‘Puppy Chow’

-8 c. corn Chex cereal

-14 oz. bag of peppermints

-12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy and gluten free options are out there!)

-2 Tbsp butter or Earth Balance

-1 1/2 c. powdered sugar


-Place peppermints in a food processor and pulse until they’re turned to powder.  A few larger pieces are fine and that little crunch tastes wonderful

-Mix together the peppermint dust and powdered sugar and place in a large Ziploc bag

-Combine the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until they’re melted (about a minute and a half), stirring every 15 seconds to avoid burning

-In a large bowl combine the Chex cereal and chocolate mixture, stirring until the Chex are evenly coated

-Transfer the chocolatey Chex into the Ziploc and shake until powdery peppermint and sugar mixture has covered all of the cereal mixture.