Last April, we added a member to our family. He was found on the street and brought to a shelter, where we fell in love with him. Somewhere between the dirt field in the beating Arizona sun and our home, he transformed from an innocent puppy who was bullied by the other dogs into quite the bully himself! He has torn the house apart, stolen raw organic ground beef from the counter, and has just about put our other two dogs in their graves.. BUT, he keeps us laughing.
That's the Kong on the right!
His name is Ribbi, and is favorite toy is this plastic cone called a "Kong" (if you don't have one for your dog, close up your computer NOW and go buy one!). You can fill it with expensive treats made by the company, but we fill it with peanut butter. I can no longer open up the jar in the kitchen without him running over and demanding that I share!
Today, he got quite a few tastes as I worked on perfecting this recipe and the jar spent a bit more time on the counter than usual.. ;)
They called it "puppy chow" when I was younger, and I now I understand why! This recipe is 100% Ribbi endorsed!
The classic recipe has peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar, but none of that stuff goes in my body on a regular basis. I love it all, but it's not exactly "figure prep friendly". That's when I knew that this treat needed an upgrade..
Gluten Free, Soy Free, and GUILT Free Puppy Chow!
- 1 cup Rice Chex
- 1tbsp natural peanut butter/almond butter- the drippier the better, microwave if needed to loosen it up a bit (PB2 should work too, but I haven't tried it myself)
- 1tbsp chocolate protein powder (or you can sub with 2tsp cocoa powder+stevia)
- 1tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 1/2tbsp coconut flour
- optional: 1 square of soy free dark chocolate
- In a small bowl, melt chocolate if using.
- Add to the bowl (and chocolate if using) greek yogurt, protein powder, and stevia to taste. Combine well.
- In a medium size bowl, add rice chex.
- Top chex with peanut butter and chocolate mixture and stir to coat all of the cereal.
- Sprinkle the mix with coconut flour and stir to coat as much of the chex as possible.
- Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until the coating has solidified. Then enjoy!
Excuse me to go lick the bowl now..