As a child, I loved it when kids would bring Puppy Chow to school for our Holiday Parties (The original Puppy chow is made with chocolate chips and peanut butter melted over Chex and covered in powdered sugar).
A few weeks ago I made Puppy Chow for myself, and I was trying to figure out ways to make it without chocolate chips and peanut butter (you can buy allergy-friendly chocolate chips, but I have never introduced them to Little Z, and probably won’t until he is a bit older). This is what I came up with. It is easier to make than regular Puppy Chow; Although it is not quite as delicious as the original, it is a nice second, and Little Z loved it. He scarfed it down, getting powdered sugar and cocoa powder all over himself in the process.
I don’t really provide great measurements because I just “eye ball” it.
Rice or Corn Chex Cereal
Canola Oil (a few Tbl Sp – just enough to lightly coat the cereal when drizzled over it)
powdered sugar (contains corn; see here for a corn-free recipe)
With a spoon, drizzle canola over the cereal, while mixing to lightly coat all the cereal. Once cereal is coated, sprinkle cocoa powder over the cereal using a sifter. Once the cereal is coated with the cocoa powder, sift powdered sugar over the cereal and mix until coated. Seal in an airtight container.