as a young'un in the midwest, i often enjoyed a most unappealing sounding snack of puppy chow. now my mom never made it of course. powdered sugar is essentially satan incarnate to a clean freak. but everyone else did for every single event whether family, school, church, sport, etc. unfortunatly, apparently noone out of the midwest has EVER EVEN HEARD OF PUPPY CHOW.
its also called "muddy buddies" which frankly, i think sounds interminably worse. but for all of you sheltered folk, this is how you make puppy chow:
9 cups rice or corn chex
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
microwave chocolate, pb, and butter 60 seconds, stir, microwave 30 seconds more, stir
add 1 teas vanilla
pour chocolate mixture over chex and stir carefully as not to crush all the cereal
pour into large ziploc bag with 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
shake it like a polaroid picture
shake your money maker
shake shake shake your booty
or whatever. just dont spill the damn sugar.
since i only had 1 cup sugar [and didnt want to borrow from a neighbor] its a little light on the powdery stuff. but that keeps you from having the crack-addict look.