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Poppy Chow

Poppy Chow

“Poppy chow” is my latest sugary obsession. It is similar to the popular cereal snack “puppy chow,” but made with popcorn instead of Chex cereal. Popcorn is generously covered in chocolate, peanut butter, and then drenched with powdered sugar. When I saw ZoeDawn’s recipe on Tasty Kitchen, I told myself I wasn’t going to make it, even though I really wanted to. I was afraid of becoming addicted.ย Well, I couldn’t get the poppy chow recipe out of my mind so I caved in and made a batch, indulged, and loved every bite. This chocolate peanut butter popcorn is heavenly!

For the recipe, check out my guest post on Tasty Kitchen. I am warning you, poppy chow is addicting! I am going to make a big batch to give away to friends for the holidays. It is simple to make and everyone will love it. And hopefully, it will make it out the door:)

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71 Responses to “Poppy Chow”

  1. Erica — December 1, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    owww. I love puppy chow so I’m sure I’d be obsessed with this! I like the holidays because people usually have some of these type of treats at their parties that I can enjoy without having an entire container at home ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Katrina — December 1, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    Yum! I make this recipe too, but with crispix cereal. This would be an amazing variation too. Great idea!

  3. the blissful baker — December 1, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    yum! i actually had never even heard of it until i started college, but now i love it! i use chex cereal to make it, but popcorn sounds even better :)

  4. Amanda — December 1, 2010 @ 7:33 am

    Ever since I saw this on TK I have been thinking about it… I am DEFINITELY going to try! You rock!

  5. Courtney — December 1, 2010 @ 7:56 am

    Interesting!! I have never made even thought about doing it with popcorn, very interesting!!

  6. Jenna — December 1, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    Gahhhh! I saw this on TK and after seeing it for the second time, I think it’s definitely calling my name. So many good memories of this stuff…I had completely forgotten about it till now!

  7. Liz — December 1, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Yum! Popcorn is more nutritious than Chex, so this is healthy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I love that it’s ‘pOppy’ chow, cute :)

  8. I have been seeing this everywhere lately – I must try it! It looks so yummy. I’ve got to go check out the recipe now! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — December 1, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    Chocolate-covered popcorn is one of my favorite things from a local chocolate company. Throw in peanut butter and powdered sugar?! Holy crap I’ll be on a sugar high from now till New Year’s. I can’t wait! :)

  10. This is awesome! What a perfect treat to take along to Christmas parties (only so I won’t eat it all at home by myself)!

  11. Shaina — December 1, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    This sounds so good! I love popcorn, and popcorn dressed as puppy chow? Perfect!

  12. the urban baker — December 1, 2010 @ 9:06 am

    this looks fun. will have to try with the kids!

  13. Tessa — December 1, 2010 @ 9:17 am

    You always have the best ideas Maria!

  14. SMITH BITES — December 1, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    yep – chocolate, peanut butter and popcorn rank right up there!

  15. Georgie — December 1, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    What a great recipe – my mouth is watering!

  16. naomi — December 1, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    okay, now I’m afraid to give it a try-I know I will polish off the batch!

  17. kat — December 1, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    sweet & salty, yum!

  18. marla {family fresh cooking} — December 1, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    Maria, this sweet treat sure does look VERY addictive indeed! XO

  19. Joanne — December 1, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    I am a HUGE fan of puppy chow and I’m SURE I would love this as well. The kind of snack you can’t keep your hands off of!

  20. Rosa — December 1, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    I love that treat!



  21. Deliciously Organic — December 1, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    My grandma used to make this for me when I’d come visit. It’s totally addicting!

  22. Tracy — December 1, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Cute idea!

  23. Jennifer (Savor) — December 1, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    I have never hear dof this. I must admit it took me off guard as yes, I thought it said puppy chow

  24. Liz @ Blog is the New Black — December 1, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    What a cute idea to use popcorn instead of chex!

  25. Angie — December 1, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    Looks amazing Maria! My hubby would go crazy for it too.

  26. Jennie @ Oh, Sweet Day! — December 1, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    LOVE this idea!!! I have always made mine with Chex but popcorn is brilliant!!

  27. Wenderly — December 1, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    What a darling, fun addition to family movie night! LOVE it! Thank you Maria!

  28. Tracey — December 1, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

    This is a must make for me Maria! It sounds so decadent and delicious – can’t beat the peanut butter and chocolate combo :)

  29. Kristen — December 1, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

    This looks dangerous!

  30. ingrid — December 1, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    Nice! I might like it better than the regular version.

  31. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — December 1, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

    Any time there’s popcorn involved, I’m in. Love this new take on that old favorite recipe.

  32. Tessa — December 1, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    I can see how this would be addicting. What a great idea!

  33. Cookin' Canuck — December 1, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    This has the potential of being so addictive! The green background is stunning in your photo.

  34. Amanda Richardson — December 1, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    What a great idea! I bet my boys will love making this. And love eating it too!

  35. Jenny Flake — December 2, 2010 @ 12:11 am

    Wow, I am in heaven just looking at this!! xoxo

  36. Crystal — December 2, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    What a great munching snack for the Holidays!

  37. megan — December 2, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    We love puppy chow here! I was thinking of making some caramel popcorn for Christmas gifts but maybe I’ll have to try the poppy chow. It looks and sounds delicious!

  38. Rachel (S[d]OC) — December 2, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    For the first time in ages I bought some popping corn and trotted out my stovetop popper. Now I’m thinking I have to be more creative. I’d probalby eat an entire bowl of this before anyone else could touch it. I’ve never had puppy chow or poppy chow, but I suspect I’d probably love it.

  39. grace — December 2, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    when i saw this on tasty kitchen, i thought it was so clever and so aptly-named. looks great, maria.

  40. Becky — December 2, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    I grew up on this stuff. It is addicting!!! I crave it around this time of year… or maybe i just crave all sweets this time of year ๐Ÿ˜‰

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