This healthy puppy chow is a sweet snack mix made with sliced almonds instead of cereal. It's less-sweet than the traditional version, but still just as satisfying! This recipe makes roughly 3 cups of snack mix.
Make a double boiler by filling a saucepan with 1-inch of water. Bring that to a boil, then set a heat-safe bowl (that is large enough to cover the opening of the saucepan) on top. Place the chocolate chips in the bowl and gently melt them, stirring often. Turn off the heat and stir in the peanut butter.
Place the almonds in a large bowl, and pour the melted chocolate over the top. Stir well, to coat the almonds evenly. Break up any large clumps you see.
Pour the coconut sugar into a blender and secure the lid. Blend for 60 seconds, or until the sugar looks finely ground and powdery. Let the dust settle before you remove the lid, so you won't make a mess in your kitchen.
Pour the coconut sugar into a large container with a lid, then add in the chocolate coated almonds. Secure the lid and shake well, to coat the almonds in the powdered coconut sugar.
Add in 2 tablespoons of arrowroot starch and secure the lid again. Shake well, until the almonds are coated. Add more starch, just 1 tablespoon at at time, until the almonds look like they have a white coating and are easily separated into bite-sized pieces.
This snack mix is ready to serve right away. You can store it at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
Nutrition information is for roughly 1/4 cup, assuming you get 3 cups of snack mix from this recipe. This information is just an estimate, and not a guarantee. Be sure to check the labels on the ingredients you use for a more accurate estimate.You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter, if you prefer one of those flavors more.Use dark chocolate chips for a less-sweet snack, and be sure that you use dairy-free chocolate chips if you need a vegan recipe.