Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Road Trip Snack - Pumpkin Puppy Chow!

Carl and I (dogs in tow too) spent our Thanksgiving weekend in Wisconsin.  It's about a six and a half hour car ride from where I'm at in Indiana..more if Chicago traffic is not friendly.  Naturally, I made us a snack to munch on along the way.

Pumpkin Puppy Chow
(adapted from this recipe)

8 cups Chex cereal (I used Corn Chex, as Carl prefers that over Rice Chex, but either works.)
10 oz. white chocolate
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Place Chex cereal into a large bowl/dish and have a gallon size Ziploc bag ready. 

Melt the white chocolate.  After the chocolate melts, stir in the pumpkin while still over heat.  Pour this mixture over the Chex cereal and quickly make sure the pieces get as evenly coated as possible.  Transfer into the large bag, add the powdered sugar and spices, and shake it up!  Shake until you have an even coating & make sure to store in an air-tight container.


  1. Curious as to how this tasted?? :)

  2. It was a pretty even mesh of all the flavors..definitely not an overpowering pumpkin, more like a pumpkin accent. Also, not as rich as normal puppy chow. Carl was a big fan :)