Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hamster Poop

Yeah, I know, it doesn't sound very appetizing. But in light of our recent "losses" we decided to call it hamster poop. You can always call it whatever you want.... monkey mix, puppy chow... whatever you like. I had to practically drag the kids off of this so that I could package some up for later. The recipe makes a TON, so prepare to package it up or share with your neighbors.

Hamster Poop
--1 box (12-16 oz) your favorite cereal
--1/2 cup peanut butter
--1/4 cup butter
--1 cup chocolate chips

--1 cup dried cranberries

--1 cup almonds
--1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds

--1 cup powdered sugar
--3 freezer size zipper bags
--parchment paper or Release foil

Melt chocolate chips and butter in a large dutch oven. When chocolate chips are beginning to lose shape and melt, stir in cereal, cranberries, seeds, and almonds.

Turn off crockpot.
Spread out a big length of parchment paper or Release onto your countertop.

Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar into each zipper bag. Shake and bake about a third of the chocolatey cereal in each bag.

Spread out on the foil or paper to cool.

Get hugs, lots and lots of hugs from very happy children who might be high on a sugar rush.

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