I was a camp director for 4 years. Four years of walkie talkies, playing tag, glitter and glue, living in STAFF shirts, finding twigs in my hair, camp songs, and insane stories no one would believe. Bees attacking kids on field trips, children running away from camp and chasing them down, getting 108 mosquitoe bites from a 5 minute walk, peeling a child’s fingertip off the door and putting it on ice for the paramedics and so much more. The kids favorite activity? Snack time. Nothing made them happier than a bag full of “puppy chow.”
Our kids at camp didn’t get fancy chow like this, we just made them the basic kind because I didn’t know anything else yet! Some people call this stuff Puppy Chow and some call it Muddy Buddies but it’s the same thing. And I don’t care how old you are, you will love this stuff! I’ve seen it served at weddings, graduation parties and given as holiday gifts. The trick is how you “dress” it up. At parties you can serve it in cupcake liners or soufflé cups (or just a big bowl) and when you give it away it’s adorable in little treat bags tied up with bows or in tins!
My favorite Puppy Chow… Peanut Butter Brownie, it’s tossed in brownie mix instead of powdered sugar!