Tahini Puppy Chow

Tahini Puppy Chow

Puppy chow is the ultimate throwback to being a kid, but this version (straight from Molly Yeh's blog) is grown up a bit, using tahini instead of peanut butter. You still get the sugar (promise), but the flavor is a little more nutty, a little more nuanced, and a little less in-your-face.

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Recipe from Molly Yeh

Makes about 8 cups

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
6 cups Chex cereal (I used corn)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 cup chopped halva*
2/3 cup m&ms*

Preparation

In a small saucepan over medium low heat, melt butter. Stir in the tahini, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Add the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is fully melted. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl with a lid, combine the Chex and tahini mixture, stirring gently to keep the Chex from breaking. Stir in half of the powdered sugar and then add the rest of the powdered sugar and the sesame seeds, snap on the lid and shake, shake, shake! Taste and add more powdered sugar as desired.

Finally, fold in the chopped halva and m&ms and enjoy! 

*These are just add-ons! If you can't find halva, or don't want to include it or m&ms, just skip them!

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