I have to credit Brad for this one. No, he didn’t make it but it was his idea. I don’t buy Chex cereal but he wanted puppy chow. So he suggested using popcorn instead and it worked. Like a charm. You’ll have to try it yourself to see.
9 cups air popped popcorn, duds removed (a generous 1/2 cup of un-popped kernels)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 t vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in microwave or in a double boiler. Stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn and stir until evenly coated. Put the sugar in a large bag. Add the popcorn and shake until it’s all covered with the sugar. Spread on cookie sheets to set. Store in an airtight container. Unfortunately, the downside to this stuff is that it doesn’t keep as long as the Chex variety. You know how popcorn gets chewy after a day or so? That’s what this does. Certainly edible but not as pleasing to crunch on.
Yield: about 10 cups