. First things first.
I don't know at what point in time, what pin, or what tweeet spurred the craziness, but my Banana Bread Bars post has been blowin' up like mad lately. A good sort of mad though. And what do I have to say about that?
I truly can not believe the amount of comments, views, and undying support LSM has received for that post. And it still blows my mind how many people have said that they have actually made the bars. And LOVED them. I mean, I've always been the one to make recipes from other blogs but now the tables have turned! And I can. not. even begin to describe how much fun it's been to read the comments about your experiences with this recipe. Incredible, I tell ya.
But anyway, I guess we can get to the true reason for this post. An excitingly delicious twist on a treat we have come to known and love. Puppy Chow. But not just any Puppy Chow. Funfetti Puppy Chow.
Yep, you heard right. All of the lovely Funfetti flavors you know, including those little sprinkles, packed into bite size almond bark-covered Chex. Nom. Nom. Nom.
Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, this snack mix is downright addicting. You wouldn't believe how easy it is to mindlessly munch away at this treat. And because of that, I kept no trace of this Puppy Chow at my house. Nope, none. Too dangerous. Instead I took the batch to the Foamer softball game last week and let my teammates 'chow' down. Pun intended.
And guess what I also did? I made not only one, but two batches of the Funfetti Puppy Chow, and like the wonderful sister I am [har, har], sent a care package [including a card!] to my "baby" brother while he's at his Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) in Washington State.
|Please excuse my amateur packing skills.|
I know I've mentioned a number of people on LSM over its existence but I've realized I've never mentioned my brother, Tyler. I said "baby" above because although he is younger than me, most people assume he's older than I am. To put it quite simply, Ty is one thick guy: about 6', 200+ lbs., and one absolutely solid muscle. Aside from our half Asian-ness, we look nothing alike. But I love him all the same.
Anywho, Ty has always had an extreme passion for the Army ever since he was a little tike. And now that he's in college [going into his senior year], he's living out his dream of both becoming a cop and entering the Army. It's been different watching him grow from afar, but he is undoubtedly one of the most hard working and driven people I know. And I don't think I could admire any other person more. While at LDAC, all of the member's phones are taken away so I have yet to hear if my package even made it to Tyler but I'm crossing my fingers. He graduates from the program next week, so I'm eager to hear from him finally!
If the package did make it to him safely, I'm trusting that he shared the Funfetti Puppy Chow with all of his buddies. Apparently the food there is pretty restricted so I'm sure they'll be glad to have something to indulge in. And like Ty would appreciate this, you should also allow yourself a little enjoyment and whip up a quick batch. You. Won't. Be. Sorry .
P.S. Wish the Foamers luck tonight, we've downright sucked lately so we'll need the thoughts and prayers!
- This recipe make quite a bit but if you don't want such a big batch, check out the blog I adapted the recipe from for adjusted ingredient sizes. I initially just doubled the ingredients but ended up using the entire boxes because it was just easier.
- I made this recipe using Corn and also the Rice Chex cereal. Personally, I liked the Rice Chex better but you can definitely use either.
Adapted from Chef in Training
1 box Rice Chex cereal
24 oz. vanilla flavored almond bark
1 box Funfetti cake mix
1 c. powdered sugar
- Pour cereal into a large bowl; set aside.
- Melt the almond bark according to the package directions. Pour over cereal and gently toss to cover all of the cereal.
- Pour over the Funfetti cake mix and powdered sugar and gently mix to cover all of the cereal.
Yield: 13 cups