I have to admit it — Valentine’s Day is generally not a holiday that gets me super excited. No, I’ve never had a bad Valentine’s Day experience; it just hasn’t been a holiday that holds much tradition in our family.
But, as I’ve mentioned before, KIDS CHANGE EVERYTHING, y’all. They even make some moms who are not crafty (::cough-cough:: me…) bring out their inner crafty.
A couple of years ago I started the tradition of making Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow!
Puppy chow has long been a favorite in my house — I mean, who wouldn’t want sugar-coated cereal as a snack!? So why not turn it around and splash a little pink on it, am I right!?
Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow
|Prep time||35 minutes|
- 5 cups Chex Rice Cereal
- 3/4 cups Strawberry Cake Mix, boxed
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 16oz White Chocolate (Separated in half (8 oz & 8 oz))
- M&Ms (Valentines Day Variety)
|Put half of the Rice Chex into a bowl or large ziploc freezer bag. Set the other half aside in another bowl/large ziploc freezer bag.|
|Melt half of the white chocolate with either a double-boiler or in the microwave (if using microwave, please see instructions on bag). Very quickly (and very gently) pour and fold the chocolate over the cereal to coat evenly. Quickly use the powdered sugar to cover the chocolate covered chex cereal.|
|Melt the remaining white chocolate and add red food coloring until it reaches a desirable pink hue. Very quickly (and gently) pour the melted chocolate over the remaining chex cereal and coat evenly. Quickly use the strawberry cake mix to cover the chocolate covered chex cereal.|
|Allow the cereal to dry completely and then mix together. Add in the Valentine's M&Ms as desired!|
|Give to friends & family to enjoy! Package in adorable Valentine's Day takeout containers!|