Are you looking for a guilt-free, protein-packed snack that satisfies your sweet tooth? Look no further than protein puppy chow by Propello Life! This delicious treat is not only easy to make, but it also provides a healthy dose of protein to fuel your body. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just someone who loves tasty snacks, protein puppy chow is a must-try. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the simple steps to create this delectable treat that will leave you wanting more.
What is Protein Puppy Chow?
Protein puppy chow, also known as muddy buddies, is a popular snack made with a combination of cereal, chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. The twist in this recipe is the addition of protein powder, which not only enhances the nutritional value but also adds a delightful flavor.
Ingredients You'll Need
To make protein puppy chow, gather the following ingredients:
- 6-7 cups of rice cereal squares (can swap in corn or wheat cereal squares)
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup of natural peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 cup of Propello Life Vegan Protein Spiced Vanilla powder (can swap chocolate protein powder or even use Whey Protein powder as well)
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (use enough powder sugar to cover)
Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let's dive into the process of making protein puppy chow:
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and natural peanut butter together. Heat them in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until the mixture is smooth and fully melted. This heating and stirring process will take around 2 minutes.
Step 2: Coat the Cereal
For this step, you can either go all-in and coat all the rice cereal at one time with the chocolate, peanut butter spread, or you can do it in two steps. We went with the 2 step process and it worked out nicely. This is what we did. Add 3 cups of the rice cereal to a large mixing bowl, and pour half of the melted peanut butter and chocolate spread over the cereal. Gently fold the ingredients together until the cereal is well coated. Then add the rest of the rice cereal and cover with the remaining melted peanut butter and chocolate spread. Fold until the second layer is coated. It’s completely okay if there are chunks of cereal stuck together.
Step 4: Coat with Propello Life Protein Powder
Transfer the coated cereal into a large plastic bag. Add the protein powder to the bag, seal it tightly, and shake vigorously until all the cereal is coated. The protein powder adds a sweet touch, with a guilt-free protein boost. Plus it gives the puppy chow its signature look!
Step 5: Enjoy!
Your protein puppy chow is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it in a bowl or pack it in small bags for a convenient on-the-go snack. It's perfect for satisfying your cravings while providing a protein punch.
Protein puppy chow is not only a delicious treat but also a versatile one. Feel free to experiment with different flavors of protein powder or add in some crushed nuts or dried fruits for an extra twist. Get creative and make it your own!
So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, follow these simple steps, and indulge in a guilt-free, protein-packed snack that will leave you wanting more. Treat yourself to the delightful combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and protein with protein puppy chow. Your taste buds and muscles will thank you!