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This is not your average puppy chow! Cupid Chow is loaded with peanut butter, white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate, sprinkles and M&M’s.
Valentine’s Day is coming quickly and I’m loving this new recipe! Cupid’s Chow. AKA Valentine’s Puppy Chow. Or Muddy Buddies. Whatever you call it, this snack recipe is all dressed up in pink and red for Valentine’s Day.
This is that wow-your-kids, make-the-PTA-moms jealous, get-an-extra-Atta-girl from the husband Cupid’s chow. When you want to impress for a Valentine’s party or gift, this is what you should make!
Preheat oven to 170º Fahrenheit then line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Place confectioner’s sugar in food processor. Turn on high and slowly add a few drops of your food coloring until you reach your desired color.
Spread colored sugar on one of the prepared sheet and bake in preheated oven for 3 minutes. Once dry, place colored sugar in gallon sized baggie. Set aside.
Place 9 cups of Rice Chex in a large bowl. Place the remaining cereal in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter then add chocolate chips and peanut butter and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir well to combine.
Pour chocolate mixture over 9 cups of cereal then toss to coat evenly.
Transfer coated cereal to the gallon sized baggie containing the colored confectioner’s sugar.
Shake, toss and turn until the colored sugar has completely coated all cereal pieces. Set aside.
Pour the oil into a small microwavable bowl, add white chocolate. Microwave in 20 second increments until smooth. Stir between each heating to make sure you don’t over heat it.
Pour melted white chocolate over remaining cereal in medium bowl. Gently mix well until coated. Immediately add sprinkles as you toss the cereal. Spread out on the second prepared sheet pan. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Add confectioner’s covered cereal and white chocolate covered cereal to a large serving bowl. Add in M&M’s toss to combine.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 12, with 1 serving being about 1 cup of cupid chow. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**