Hello everyone, and welcome to another Football Friday! Here in the South at this time of year, Saturdays (and for some, Friday nights) are pretty much totally about football. What we wear, what we talk about, where we go, and yes even what we eat revolves around football. Those of you who live outside of the South really cannot even understand what it’s like in the SEC. I’ll go even further and say that living in the state of Alabama is more football-centric than other SEC states as well, because we are the only state that has 2 major universities in the same conference that are such hated rivals. Plus, this state has won the last 4 national championships, so it’s a little insane around here.
Anyways, for those of you that neither watch nor care about football, the good news is that food tastes good no matter what the occasion :-). So on Fridays in the Fall I have been (and will be) sharing my favorite tailgating and football party recipes. However, they would be just as great at any party any day of the week. So I hope you’ll bear with my incessant and unashamed football fanaticism, and give some of these recipes a try for whatever occasion you might celebrate!
This Reese’s puppy chow, for example, was AWESOME! I love how crunchy it is! It makes a great, sweet snack! Honestly, I felt like the peanut butter cups made it a little bit too rich, and I would’ve preferred just the smaller, crunchy pieces. I did like the peanut butter flavor in the Reese’s Puffs cereal and mixed in with the chocolate coating. This is definitely the puppy chow for peanut butter lovers!
The original recipe calls for Reese’s Pieces, but I used orange and blue M&Ms to make it Auburn University’s colors (my team! War Eagle!). You can use the Reese’s Pieces (which are great fall colors) or any color M&Ms you want for your occasion! This would make a PERFECT Halloween Party snack!
- 4 cups Chex cereal
- 1 cup Reese's Puffs cereal
- 8 oz. Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 4 oz. (1/2 of an 8 oz bag) Reese's mini peanut butter cups (I personally would reduce this just a bit because it kind of dominated the whole mixture. But use however much you prefer!)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup Reese's pieces (or M&Ms if you prefer)
- Combine the cereals in a bowl and set aside. Pour 1 cup of the powdered sugar into a big ziplock bag and set aside. Unwrap the peanut butter cups from their foil, and set aside. (you don't want your melted chocolate hardening while you unwrap later!)
- Place the chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue heating in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted completely. Spoon the peanut butter into the melted chocolate and stir until smooth.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir until coated. Toss the peanut butter cups with the cereal.
- Spoon the mixture into the ziplock bag. Close and shake until thoroughly coated. Spread out on a parchment lined cookie sheet and add remaining powdered sugar as necessary to pieces that did not get thoroughly coated.
- Let sit until chocolate is set. Pour into bowl and stir in Reese's pieces (or M&Ms).
Adapted From: Inside BruCrew Life