Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

By: Josh
4 Servings
Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow
Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup toasted wheat cereal or rice
  • 2 TBSP peanut butter or any brand of peanut butter powder
  • 1/4 tsp Hershey Special Dark Cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder
  • 2 packets of Splenda or stevia
  • Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Mix all dry ingredients (except for the cereal) well with a whisk in a bowl.
  2. Place cereal in a quart sized Ziploc bag.
  3. Spray cereal with coconut oil cooking spray, tossing well. Use just enough to coat.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the bag with the cereal and toss until they stick to all sides.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes

Classic puppy chow recipes use melted chocolate, butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and cereal.
While they are insanely delicious, when I looked up recipes, an average 1/2 cup serving size clocked in at around 220-250 calories, 10+ g of fat, 40+ g carbs, 16+ g of sugar, and a measly 3 g of protein.
High fat/carb/calorie + low protein = a recipe for over-eating!
By subbing Splenda/Truvia for powdered sugar, cocoa powder for chocolate, PB2 for peanut butter, and coconut oil spray for the butter, you’ll save a ton on calories, fat, and sugar. Plus, you’ll get plenty of extra protein, which means you’ll be satisfied for longer!
By making a single serving, you also don’t have to worry about portion control which is also difficult with the large-batch classic recipes.

Entire batch:
225 calories
3.9g fat
9g protein
46.5 carbs (7.5g sugar)
Nutrition info as calculated is based on using whole wheat cereal and cocoa powder.

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