Gluten-Free Chocolate PB Protein Puppy Chow

MERRY CHRISTMAS and happy holidays, friends!! I hope you all have a great day with your friends and family. I'm thankful for all of you. 

I am also thankful for THIS. 

I'm a huge fan of puppy chow. You know, that amazing little treat made with Chex cereal? Well I decided to make it healthified! Is that even a word??? Who cares, it's Christmas.  

Start your healthy eating New Years resolutions early by making this today for your family and friends. You will not regret it!! 

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NOTE** This is for 1-2 servings. If you want to make this for a few people, double or triple the recipe. 

INGREDIENTS:

1+1/2 Cups Gluten-Free Chex Mix cereal (any flavor; I used original)

2 Tablespoons honey OR any sweetener of your choice

3 Tablespoons peanut butter, melted (feel free to use any other type of nut butter if you prefer)

3 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips 

1 heaping scoop of whey protein powder (I used Cellucor Peanut Butter Marshmallow)

1/3 Cup M&M's (optional, but not really optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pour Chex cereal in a large bowl and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt your chocolate chips in the microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval until completely melted. Careful not to burn the chocolate! Then add the peanut butter to the chocolate and microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Once it is melted, add the honey and mix until combined. Then pour the peanut butter mixture over the Chex cereal and mix with a spoon until every piece of cereal is covered.

2. Using a small plastic bag, pour your protein powder in and then pour your cereal in. Shake shake shake! until all of the cereal is covered in protein powder. Then, reopen the bag and pour in the M&M's. Give it one last shake and pour into a bowl. Enjoy!

Store in an airtight container or a plastic bag.