So last night my son Mark was telling me about his Home Economics class (although they call it Life and Consumer Science now!). After a month of kitchen safety in his class they finally started to cook! When I was making dinner, Mark asked if he could show me how to make home made popcorn in the microwave. I had never tried that before, so I was curious how to do it.
1 lunch size paper bag
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 TB. Canola oil
salt to taste
Put everything in the paper bag and shake so the oil gets distributed. Fold over the bag twice, put it in the microwave and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. The first attempt, he cooked it for 2 minutes like he did in school and it got very burnt! The next time was perfect!
Mark has been working very hard on a paper for school, so after 2 hours of doing homework last night, he said “Is it too late to make puppy chow?” I said, “let’s get busy!”
Now, puppy chow is another thing they made in Home Economics, so since we had all the ingredients and it takes about 5 minutes to make. I’m just going to tell you right now, this is not a lo-cal dessert!
5 cups chex mix
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1TB. butter (it calls for 2 TB, but I just used one)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
In a large microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips, the butter and peanut butter.
Then add the chex cereal and mix until all the cereal is coated with the melted chocolate mixture.
Meanwhile, in a large ziploc bag, add the powdered sugar. Then dump the coated Chex cereal in the bag, seal and shake until it’s all coated.
Put it on a cookie sheet coated with wax paper or aluminum foil to let cool.
It’s always fun cooking with your kids! And I appreciated him sharing what he learned to cook in school!
Have you ever heard/made this before?
I think this would be great to take to a party, or make it for your kids birthday party.