Puppy chow is my new favorite thing to make. There are 3 reasons for that. 1. It’s so easy to make and change up 2. It’s delish and feels less guilty than cake 3. The Bubba eats it up like crazy, which means I don’t have to do all the dirty work. Sweet!
If you do use Bailey’s in it, you MUST heat the Bailey’s and chocolate/candy melts together (like, in the same bowl at the same time) when you melt the chocolate. If you melt the chocolate and then add the Baileys, the chocolate will seize and be completely unusable. Trust me – I tested it.
Divide the 5 cups rice Chex cereal evenly into a 2 medium sized bowls.
Add green candy melts* and 2 tablespoons Bailey's to a bowl.
Heat the Bailey's and candy melts in the microwave. The Bailey's will come to a boil quite quickly.
At that point, remove the bowl from the microwave and gently whisk until smooth.
Add green candy melt* mixture to one of the bowls of Chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly. Be careful to not break the Chex cereal too much.
Add the powdered sugar to the green candy melt covered Chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly with powdered sugar.
You could add the Chex cereal and powdered sugar to a Ziploc bag, then shake, but save yourself the bag.
Next, add the white chocolate or vanilla candy melts and 2 tablespoons Bailey's to a bowl. Heat it in the microwave until the Bailey's begins to boil.
Remove the bowl from the microwave and gently whisk until smooth.
If you want to add green food coloring at this point to have a second shade of green (you could also just leave it white), add it now.
Add mixture to the other bowl of Chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly. Be careful to not break the Chex cereal too much.
Add the powdered sugar to the white chocolate covered Chex cereal and lightly stir to coat evenly with powdered sugar.
Allow both bowls to dry and then combine with the chocolate chips.
*NOTE:If you don't want to purchase green candy melts, you can add green food coloring to the melted white chocolate.
Start with a drop or two and increase from there to get your desired shade of green.