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Puppy Chow Popcorn

Alright team, it's T minus 7 hours and we still haven't figured out what we're contributing to the Super Bowl shindig tonight.

Aaaaand cue food related panic attack.

It's hard being bakers on days like this.  Everyone wants football food!  Pigs in a blanket, dips, pretzels, nachos, dips, buffalo wings, dips, peanuts...did we mention dips?

Unless you can whip up some football shaped sugar cookies or some elaborately decorated personalized player cupcakes, the baked goods generally fall flat to the chips.  And dips. bring a sweet version of a classic tv watching snack.

We kinda promised ourselves we wouldn't make this when we saw it floating around the web.  Not because it doesn't look completely delicious, but because popcorn is our go-to snack. 

We have portion control issues you see, but at least with some popcorn we can get salty satisfaction without totally losing control.

But covering it in chocolate and peanut butter and powdered sugar? 

Well, yeah, that kinda takes away the "healthy" snack part of it all and places it firmly in the "you just ate a gigantic bowl of dessert" snack.

But hey, it's probably better for you than nachos??

Puppy Chow Popcorn
Makes 9 cups
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

Print Recipe

9 cups popcorn (1 standard size microwave bag)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Line a large baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.

Pop popcorn according to package instructions.  Place in a large bowl and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter and heat in 30 second bursts in the microwave unil melted and smooth.  Pour chocolate mixture over popcorn.  Using a large spoon, mix until popcorn is evenly coated with chocolate.  In 1/2 cup increments, add powdered sugar and continue to mix until evenly coated and all 1 1/2 cups has been added.

Spread popcorn evenly on prepared baking sheet and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.  Break up and serve.  Store popcorn at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Reader Comments (9)

This is SO welcome at my super bowl!

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

I love the chex version of this so much, but I'm totally willing to eat an entire bag of this stuff too and that's because it's covered in chocolate. I have protion distortion for anything that's covered in chocolate, so I will probably eat all of this :)

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Um, YES. don't usually like sweet popcorn, but this? YES

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie @SavvyEats

Mmm love this!

I want some. please. *droool* - - I can completely tell I would eat this entire bowl if given the chance. I'd probably also get a ridiculous tummy ache - - but at least I'd have gotten sick on this deliciousness. Great game day treat girls :)

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiving The Sweet Life

These look so yummy! Thanks for the idea.

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Popcorn puppy chow! I think my friends will be thanking you very soon. Yum. I can't wait to make some.

Does anyone know if we should use a certain kind of popcorn (I'm talking about Butter Lovers, Light Butter, Kettle, etc)? Thanks!

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCortney

I love Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies and love popcorn even more. Never thought of combining the two! I am totally doing this. Chex requires a special trip to the store, but I always have popcorn on hand!

January 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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