Pistachio Puppy Chow, also known as Pistachio Muddy Buddies, is a delicious and easy-to-make snack. It’s a sweet and salty treat with a nutty twist. Here’s how you can prepare it:
- 6 cups Chex cereal (rice, corn, or a mix)
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- Measure the Chex cereal and pistachios and set them aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and unsalted butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the mixture is smooth and fully melted.
- Stir in the vanilla extract into the melted mixture.
- In a large mixing bowl, pour the melted mixture over the Chex cereal. Gently fold and stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the powdered sugar and salt. Add the coated Chex cereal mixture to the bag.
- Seal the bag and shake it vigorously to coat the cereal evenly with the powdered sugar mixture.
- Once the cereal is well-coated, open the bag and add the chopped pistachios. Reseal the bag and shake again to distribute the pistachios throughout the mixture.
- Open the bag and pour the Pistachio Puppy Chow onto a baking sheet or a large piece of parchment paper. Spread it out to cool and set.
- Allow the Pistachio Puppy Chow to cool completely and the coating to harden.
- Once cooled, transfer the Pistachio Puppy Chow to an airtight container for storage.
- Enjoy your homemade Pistachio Puppy Chow as a snack or dessert!
Remember that you can adjust the quantities of ingredients according to your preferences. You can also add other mix-ins like mini chocolate chips, dried fruit, or even a touch of cinnamon for extra flavor.