Wednesdays Unplugged – Puppy Chow Bars

“Happiness is the sense that one matters.”

– Samuel Shoemaker
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

We celebrated our granddaughter’s birthday this week. She liked the skillet cookie from her birthday buddy’s dinner last week so much that I made it again this week! We learned about Crokinole at our family reunion last month. It was such a hit that our son and daughter-in-law ordered a beautiful board that arrived this week, just in time to bring it to our Wednesday night dinner… where it was another hit! Sina and I had a girls’ day last weekend… went to the colorful Pacita Abad show at the Walker, stopped for ice cream at Pumphouse Creamery, and explored the Minnehaha Falls Art Festival where she picked out her birthday presents.


This week’s recipe was made for her birthday buddy, born on the same July day 5 years before. We have been celebrating their birthdays together since she was born. His favorite snack is Puppy Chow. When I found this recipe for Puppy Chow bars I knew I had to made them!


  • 4 cups Chex cereal (any flavor)
  • 5 regular size marshmallows (50 mini marshmallows)
  • 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

In a large bowl melt together the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Microwave at 50% power for 45 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Stir in Chex cereal once melted.

Press into a 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Press well, so they stick together as a bar. Sift powdered sugar over the top.

Let cool completely before serving.

Store in the fridge for firm bars, room temperature for softer bars.

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