Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Yumminess that is Gluten Free Vanilla Chex

Have you tried the new Gluten Free Vanilla Chex?  We’ve just discovered them earlier this summer and are in love!  Neither of us are on a gluten free diet, but the vanilla flavor is what enticed us to try them.

I normally don’t eat Chex cereal ( unless it’s in Chex mix or that yummy puppy chow treat we make during the holidays…who knows what I’m talking about?) but I’ve been buying this stuff two boxes at a time!

It’s been a staple for my summer breakfasts before a run, a bowl of vanilla Chex with some vanilla Almond milk…yum! This cereal has the most vanilla flavor of all the "vanilla flavored" cereals I have tried.

Cereal is usually my go to snack. I’m not big in to pretzels, crackers, chips, etc. I put about a cup of cereal in a small Rubbermaid dish and I’ll just snack on it dry.  Normally I have been known to eat the not so healthy cereal like Reese’s Peanut butter Puffs ( hey, at least they are whole grains).  I have now replaced the peanut butter puffs with the sweet taste of Vanilla Chex.

I can’t wait to use the Vanilla Chex in our Puppy chow recipe this year.  I think there was even a recipe for that on the box I bought this week!

What’s your favorite recipe for Chex cereal?  Have you heard of “Puppy Chow”?


  1. My favorite Chex recipe is for party mix. I have made that for years and it is one of my husband's favorite snacks. I have not made the "puppy chow" but might like to try it. I know it is a sweet version of party mix with chocolate and peanut butter and peanuts.

    1. Here's the recipe we use: 9 cups chex mix, 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 stick margarine, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups powdered sugar.

      Melt chocolate, peanutbutter, margarine in sauce pan over low heat. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal then put in large sealable plastic bag, add powdered sugar and shake till all cereal is covered.

      Sometimes this recipe is called "muddy buddies" I think.

  2. Cheddar Chex mix is a huge staple in my childhood. If it's the sweet version, I'm a fan of puppy chow!

  3. Puppy chow is probably one of the hardest things to resist around the holidays for me. I love it way too much!