Red Velvet Puppy Chow

>> Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hello there.

I know it's been quite a while.

Unfortunately for you, but fortunately for me, I haven't gotten rid of my sweet tooth.

So you're going to have to endure some sweet recipes. I actually have a pile of them lined up.

I promise eventually I'll get back to posting other things... like fruit... and veggies!! I do finally have a taste for some of that stuff again thank goodness. However, I hate going grocery shopping, because I still just want to buy ice cream, potato chips, and cookies. Oh, and don't forget chicken nuggets.

I'm posting a new belly picture, but I'm warning you, it's got great. I actually took it of myself (hence me holding the cell phone! :) ) to show my out of town husband that my belly had LITERALLY grown overnight. A friend of mine used to say that she would go to bed and wake up with her stomach bigger - and I totally believer her! I didn't grow so much for several weeks - maybe even about a month and a half, and then all of a sudden - there was my little baby poking out!

I've still been running on most days of the week, and my running partner Laura and I started incorporating some weight training which has been a nice change of pace to the running - and always feeling out of breath! :)

I looked in the kids section of H&M this weekend, and decided that my little guy must always be dressed in H&M clothes... they are so cute! I mean seriously! And they are super cheap too!


Okay, enough about babies and bellies... here's a yummy recipe. And a great way to make your own red lipstick! :) Puppy chow was one of my favorite treats when I was a kid, and now there are so many adaptions to this recipe now. I just found a new one for one using cake mix in the recipe for cake batter puppy chow. And then.... there was another using red velvet cake mix, and cream cheese frosting! YUM! The only downfall.... when your fingers get wet from licking them, it turns your lips and fingers red! haha. Oh well, it's totally worth it. 
Red Velvet Puppy Chow (adapted from Unbearably Good)

1 cup cream cheese frosting
5 cups Chex cereal
1 cup boxed red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar


1. Melt frosting in a small bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. 


2. Place Chex cereal in a large mixing bowl. Pour frosting over Chex cereal and combine until well blended. 


3. In a separate small bowl, combine the 1 cup red velvet cake mix and powdered sugar until combined.


4. Pour in small batches into the Chex and frosting mixture, combining often with a spatula until all sugar mixture is incorporated. 


5. Refrigerate ~10-15 minutes or until frosting is hardened.