Tuesday, December 17, 2013

People Chow

Tradition reigns supreme at our house at Christmas. There are things we do change from year to year depending who is home and their ages but this recipe is always there…..and never, ever changes. Nope. Nada. Not one bit. It has been around since our bigs were littles and is hands down the most requested food during the holidays from all the generations. So here we are….sharing our recipe for our own version of Christmas Crack. This is not, I repeat not……Muddy Buddies. There simply is no comparison. So good….try it and you will be hooked too! We are all in a sugar coma around here after making a batch today. For the last few weeks we all (and I mean all) have been living a low-carb, whole food, extra strict, completely sugar free existence…. so the little ladies were salivating at the chance to actually partake of contraband. I won't be surprised to find it stashed in their dresser drawers or their bathroom cabinets. It's that good! There are so many knock off recipes of this type of treat….but don't be fooled. The secret is using real butter and absolute…..no exceptions whatsoever….it has to be…..Golden Grahams. The cereal that is never allowed in our house any other time of the year is now one of the most sought after items on my grocery list.

                         People Chow

1 (1-11 1/2 oz) package milk chocolate chips

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup butter (it has to be butter…the real deal)

1 (13 oz) box Golden Grahams cereal (must use Golden Grahams!!)

3 cups sifted powdered sugar

    Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan: cook over low to med heat stirring constantly until mixture is smooth.
    Remove from heat: add cereal, stirring gently to coat. 
    Place half the powdered sugar in a gallon ziploc bag: add cereal mixture and remaining half of powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake to coat.
    Pour mixture onto ungreased cookie sheet: let stand at room temp to dry.

Helpers. They each chose their ingredient to add.
The shaking is the best part….other than the eating of course.

It's not  Christmas unless this is at our table. Actually, the kids would prob prefer it was the main dish.  (Excuse the laundry baskets por favor. ) Heh.

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