Now that I’m a puppy owner, I want the very best for our dog and I’m going to crazy extents to make sure he has it! All of a sudden, I’m rationalizing the cost of a 40 dollar collar (which was ridiculously cute) and buying him every chew toy available (which he needs, right?). Not that I ever imagined becoming like this, but well… I’m crazy about my pup.
So when I stumbled upon a recipe called “puppy chow” a few days ago, I smiled from ear to ear. It sounded like the cutest thing ever and the perfect celebratory treat for our new family member. I’m a sucker for celebrating occasions with silly gestures and food.
Traditional Puppy Chow is made with Chex mix, which I didn’t intend to use. Then I saw the same recipe but with popcorn!
Chocolate? Peanut butter? Popcorn? That was apparently a thing and I’ve been missing out.
It seems other recipes for this call for a heaping amount of powdered sugar dusted over top. Honestly, I can’t imagine making it more sweet, nor risk masking the lovely combination of peanut butter and chocolate. The chocolate and peanut butter is pure perfection and so absolutely easy to make. It’s fantastically addicting. Every peanut buttery, chocolate covered popcorn morsel will easily make you love it like crazy.
1/2 cup Organic Corn Kernels
1/2 teaspoon Pink Sea Salt
1 1/4 cup Semi-Sweet Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
3 Tablespoons Butter (or Coconut Oil, but it will be a lot more sticky)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
In an air popper or other popcorn maker, pop your popcorn. A half cup of kernels actually makes a lot of popcorn, so make one batch before deciding if you want/need to double or triple the recipe!
In a medium size bowl melt the chocolate, peanut butter and butter in the microwave or on the stove.