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Mocha Puppy Chow

Ingredients

  • 7 C. Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 C. Chocolate Melts or chocolate chips plus 1/3 C. peanut butter
  • 3/4 C. brownie mix or 3/4 C. powdered sugar plus 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp. instant coffee granules smashed

2 C. chocolate covered espresso beans, optional

Instructions

  1. 1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. 2. Place chocolate melts (or chocolate chips and peanut butter) in a microwave proof bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. Put brownie mix and instant coffee in a large plastic bag and shake to combine evenly. (Add more of less coffee depending on how strong you want it.) To smash my granules, I put them in a small ziplock bag and used the bottom of a cup to crunch them up.
  4. 4. Microwave chocolate for 40 seconds, remove and stir. Continue to microwave and stir unti smooth.
  5. 5. Pour chocolate over Rice Chex and gently fold until coated.
  6. 6. Dump cereal into your plastic bag with brownie mix/coffee, seal, and shake, shake, shake until coated.
  7. 7. Pour onto a cookie sheet to let cool.
  8. 8. Toss with chocolate covered espresso beans!