A Valentine’s Surprise and Puppy Chow Brownies!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Fox Hollow.

Not only do I have a special treat for you today
(the puppy chow brownie recipe)

But also, a new treat you can come back for, each and every month!

I wasn’t planning on adding another contributor, but I was completely charmed with the fresh, fun personality of Miss Katie Jane. Plus, she bakes… and we all love baked goods.

So, it’s a match made in heaven.
She is the cutest little goody girl ever
and would like to be professional baker
when she grows up. Maybe… lol.
I know you are going to love her.
If you don’t, there is definitely something wrong with you.
Call 911 now!

It is my privilege to introduce you 
to the  effervescent Miss Katie Jane! 
Please give her a warm welcome…

hot chocolate

Hello! I’m Katie Jane. I’m fifteen; I like Sherlock, Downton Abbey, and One Direction.
I bake and procrastinate.
I want to be a writer, or librarian, or professional baker, or all of them at once. That would be good. I also would like to express my love for coffee and tea.
But, for our purposes today…I am a puppy chow and brownie addict.
 And, on that note I would like to introduce to you today the greatest creation on Earth.
Puppy Chow Brownies. 
Puppy chow + brownies = amazing.
puppychow brownie
I mean, really. It’s the two best foods ever created put together into one. It has chocolate (lots of it), powdered sugar, peanut butter, and crunch, all wrapped into one.
 And probably a heaping load of calories too, but let’s not discuss that…
How do you make this lovely creation you ask? Ah, but that is the mystery. A mystery that will no longer be a mystery because I am about to tell you.
 You make brownies. You make puppy chow. You smoosh them together all into one. BAM! Amazing is made.
brownie ingredients
Okay yes, there is an actual recipe for this creation.
Here you go: Brownies Adapted from
Best Brownies on Allrecipes.
You will need;
1 stick butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 – 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (depending on how strong you like your vanilla. I like more vanilla in mine)
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. I always forget to flour the pan, so if you forget too I don’t think you’ll die. Melt the butter in a large bowl in the microwave  Stir in the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder and stir. Spread the batter into the pan.Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
Don’t worry about sticking a toothpick in the center because it is irrelevant. It’s going to be gooey; that’s how good brownies are. 
Voila! The brownie bit has been made.
 Now onto the puppy chow:
Puppy Chow from Chex Muddy Buddies
puppy chow ingredients
You will need;
9 cups Chex of some form (Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, etc..)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or more if you accidentally dump more into the mix)
½ cup peanut butter (peanut butter is the most bestest)
¼ cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt (this is my addition to the pure bliss)
As much powdered sugar as you like on your puppy chow.
There is two ways you can mix the ingredients: 1. Melt the butter, peanut butter, vanilla, sea salt and chocolate chips on your stove top in a medium sized saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally. While this is preparing put the Chex into a large bowl. Once the chocolate mixture is melted, pour it onto the Chex and stir. Add the powdered sugar and mix it around. (Be careful! You don’t want them all broken)
OR… 2. Melt the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips in a large bowl in the microwave. Once the mixture is melted and smooth, stir in the sea salt and vanilla. Add the cereal to the bowl and stir. Add the powdered sugar and stir again.
Putting them together
Basically, you take a brownie out of the pan and put it on a plate. Pour puppy chow on top of the brownie. Put another brownie on top.
Either you can eat it right then 
or wait a while, as puppy chow usually tastes better the longer it sits, and this creation does as well.
 So yep. That’s the very complicated process of making puppy chow brownies. You can thank me for opening your mind to such brilliance.

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See? Isn’t she just a doll!
How could I not share Katie Jane with you?

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Katie Jane will be sharing a yummy, new goody the third week of every month here at Fox Hollow. I hope you will join us. Wear your stretch pants 😉

Happy {love} day!!

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A Valentine’s Surprise and Puppy Chow Brownies!
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  1. says

    Ahhhh… Jumping Up and Down..I love this GIRL! What a special treat this is! A matched made in heaven..ahhh- yes! This girl can COOK and look at her MAD photography skills! WOW! I would love a brownie Katie..you know where I live :) Come on over!