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Old 07-23-2010, 02:37 AM   #1
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Puppy Chow in a Trail Mix?

I was Google'ing 'homemade trail mix' and there were many on Cooks.com .. but this one has got my head scratching:

Cooks.com - Recipe - Ultimate Trail Mix






edit: Ohh...Puppy Chow is name for another snack, not actual puppy food.

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Old 07-23-2010, 05:56 AM   #2
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I know it as Monkey Munch. I make it often.

Monkey Munch
9 cups Chex cereal any variety or Crispix
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1. put chex in large bowl and put aside
2. place chocolate chips and peanut butter and butter in a quart size microwavable bowl
3. Stir the ingredients together
4. Microwave the mixture uncovered for a minute on high. stir the mix again and continue to zap in 30 second intervals until it mixes smoothly
5. add the vanilla and stir
6. pour over the cereal while stirring
7. put in a 2 gallion ziploc freezer bag
8. add powdered sugar, SEAL the bag and shake until distributed
9. spread on waxed paper to cool and dry
10. keep refrigerated in airtight container for storage.
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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Trail mix is just that, a mix of munchies one would eat on the trail. One can put anything in it they want. For instance, my husband is currently on a backpacking trip up in the wilderness, and his trail mix consists of: m&m's (plain and peanut),skittles, hard candies (jolly ranchers and cream savers), red licorice (strawberry, NOT cherry), salted peanuts, some jerky, a couple of those breadstick/cheese packages, and a granola bar. He has it measured out and put in a baggie for each day. Of course, he keeps the stuff wrapped somewhat (jerky, hard candies, cheese stuff). He brought granola on his first trip 30 some years ago, got sick of it, and now only eats it in the form of a commercially prepared chocolate chip granola bar!
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:11 AM   #4
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I've never seen a snack called "puppy chow". I know that the cooks poster stated that its a snack mix for humans but I don't think it would have been marketed under that name.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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It's a slang term for a snack that looks like dog food, that's all. It's not marketed, it's a recipe.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:13 AM   #6
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What gets me is why would you use a homemade snack mix in a homemade trail mix? I don't eat the stuff very much so I am not a connoisseur or anything, but it seems like a lot of extra work. (This coming from a person who thinks nothing of making my deluxe brownies to crumble up for my "dirt and worms" )
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
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lol @ puppy chow.

i was raised eating gorp with m&m's.

costco's trail mix is good, but you have to hide the bag from scoundrels who just fish out the salty m&m's, leaving the remainder completely unbalanced and inedible...
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When I make "puppy chow" (we call it white trash) my recipe calls for refrigeration. When it sits out at room temp it is kind of sticky. I can't imagine taking it hiking!
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Munky Munch, Puppy Chow, White Trash...... mmmmmm sounds delicious to me!
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What gets me is why would you use a homemade snack mix in a homemade trail mix? I don't eat the stuff very much so I am not a connoisseur or anything, but it seems like a lot of extra work. (This coming from a person who thinks nothing of making my deluxe brownies to crumble up for my "dirt and worms" )
I thought the same thing when I figured out it was a snack mix with a snack mix .. 'dirt & worms'

Back in my college days , my roommate had a dish called s__t, cause it looked like it. IIRC, it was re-fried beans, nallys chili, canned corn, chopped onion & green onion, salsa .. and graded cheese. Put it all in a pot and bring it to a simmer so it evenly mixes together. Eat it with flower or corn tortillas, or tortilla chips (aka s__t on a shingle)

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All these Trail Mixes seem to be very heavy with the candies, I was trying to find some with Google that was healthier w/o so much candy stuffs. The link in my OP looked pretty good with just the nuts & dried berries. I might give just that part a shot with m&ms, or dried pineapple for sweetness.

edit: oh! lol it has dried pineapple
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