news

Paleo Puppy Chow {recipe} - Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Grain-Free/Refined-Sugar Free/Paleo-Friendly

You guys, you're going to need to lock this up and let someone else set the combo if you make this SERIOUSLY {addictive} delicious holiday munchy snack-dessert!

I grew up eating what we Midwesterners call "puppy chow"..... basically, a heaven of melted chocolate, peanut butter mixed together with puffy rice cereal thrown in and covered, then powdered to death with confectioner's sugar. The result? A snack/dessert around the holidays that you didn't want to stop eating.

But...... what's a girl to do when she can't have peanuts, refined sugar OR grains? I have held back on attempting this one for awhile because I just wasn't sure how to legit pull off the crowning glory of the powdered sugar on this dessert.

Then I came upon Swerve. BAM! Life changed in the kitchen when it comes to desserts. I had seen it recommended in other recipes in the Paleo/sugar-free realm for quite awhile, but honestly hesitated to try it because, well.... now I can't remember why, but I finally gave it a go for some heavenly Paleo pecan snowball cookies (I can't stop making/eating those either... ayeeee.). Can I just tell you? Game. Changer. I was in love with monkfruit sweetener for a good long while but then realized that something in it hates my gut so I had to give it up. But Swerve? A-OK for this leaky gut girl who also happens to be dealing with hormonal issues and hereditary blood sugar issues. So, Swerve is my new hero!

I saw a yummy recipe by Detoxinista and was inspired to give it a go but with my own twist (always marching to a different drum, y'all!) and here it is...... for those of you who can't have peanuts, or grains, or actual SUGAR for whatever reason, I give you this heavenly.....

 

 

Paleo Puppy Chow

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Know Foods or Lily's Chocolate Chips (sweetened w/ either allulose or stevia- refined sugar free!)

- 1/2 cup sunflower butter (tastes most closely like peanut butter & allergen-free)

- 4 cups Thrive or Julian Bakery Paleo coconut flakes (use link to save 25% on them!)

- 1.5 cups Swerve confectioners sugar

 

Directions:

- In a saucepan on LOW heat, combine and melt chocolate chips and sunflower butter until smooth. Be careful not to overheat or it will get clumpy or burn.

- While melting chocolate/sunflower butter, put coconut flake cereal into a large mixing bowl. When mixture is fully melted, pour over the coconut flake cereal and gently stir until well coated.

- Add in confectioners sugar into the mixture until well-coated and place into refrigerator to set.

 

 

Enjoy! Can be refrigerated or frozen to keep longer, but TBH.... it usually doesn't stick around long enough to need it!


Older Post Newer Post


Leave a Comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published