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Valentine’s Day Treats – Puppy Chow {Monday Meals}

On Valentine’s morning I made a one of our new valentine’s day treats . . . it’s addictive. I had to wrap it up quickly or I’d eat it all.  I’m not kidding.

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comThis is another EASY treat to share with those you love.

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comIn a large bowl, mix together Chex cereal and M&M’s.  Melt white chocolate chips and pour over the mixture.

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comTo make white puppy chow, pour powder sugar on top of the mixture. Gently stir together & be careful not to break the cereal. Set aside

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comRepeat melting white chocolate and stirring with cereal-candy mixture. This time pour red cake mix to make pink puppy chow.  If you want a darker pink, use red candy melts instead of white chocolate.

I looked for a red velvet cake mix, but couldn’t find it.  The strawberry cake mix gave a nice flavor to the puppy chow.

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comMix together and you’ll have pink puppy chow.  If you taste this, you might not stop eating it :-)

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comCombine white & pink puppy chow. Add some more M&M’s.  Now, you’re ready to wrap it up.

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comI had a little bit of red plastic wrap, so I started with red plastic wrap. Next, I criss-crossed with clear plastic wrap. (You can use all red if you like). Pour a generous scoop or two in the middle.  Pull up the corners to bundle it.

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comUse red curling ribbon to tie a nice bow. Use your scissors to curl the ribbon. Add as many curling strands as you like.

I’m sure you could package this in cuter ways, but I wanted to use what I had on hand.  If you have small bags or boxes, feel free to use those.

As soon as I was finished wrapping our valentine’s day treats I headed to Hunter’s house to deliver them.

Valentine's Day Treats - Puppy Chow from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comIf you’re having a party, pour single servings into small bowls.  That’s what I did for Steve & me after our Valentine’s dinner.

Easer Treats – Easter Puppy Chow

Easer Treats – Easter Puppy Chow

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice chex
  • 2 cups corn chex
  • 2 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup peanut M&M's
  • 1/4 cup regular M&M's
  • 1/2 cup jellybeans
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup strawberry cake mix (or any red cake mix like red velvet or cherry)
  • 1 pkg lime jello
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix together 1 cups each of popcorn, rice & corn chex. Add 1/4 cup peanut M&Ms and 1/4 cup jellybeans
  2. Melt 1/2 bag white chocolate chips in microwave on high. Stir every 30 seconds until melted. Be careful not to burn white chocolate.
  3. Pour on top of chex-candy mixture. Gently stir together until mixture is coated.
  4. Pour strawberry cake mix on top and mix together. If it is sticky, add some powdered sugar. Set aside.
  5. Repeat steps 1-3.
  6. Add enough powder sugar to the lime jello to make 1/3 cup powder mixture.
  7. Pour on top and gently mix together.
  8. Combine green & pink puppy chow. Add remaining M&M's. ENJOY!

Notes

If I made this again, I might omit the popcorn and increase the chex cereal to 3 cups each.

You can use a variety of Easter candies. Here are a few other options.

Peanut M&M's and Dark Chocolate M&M's / Peanut M&M's and Robin Eggs / Regular M&M's and Jellybeans / Robin Eggs and Jelly beans

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