Being such purveyors of praise around here, we go through a LOT of dog treats … very few of which are store bought. I came up with this particular “snack mix” when I needed something to put in food delivery toys that was low-cal. Clearly, the Cheerios work better for that than the Rice Chex, but this mixture has more of a party-planning, holiday flavor. Plus, it does NOT take long to make … so if you are short on time and have dog friends who need a little gift … it’s perfect.
Cheesy Snack Mix (for pups … and people)
2 cups Rice Chex
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, gently stir the dry cereals together. Continue stirring while lightly misting the cereal with cooking spray. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the slightly damp cereal and mix again.
Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray, and spread the cereal mix into a single layer on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes. Cool and wrap 1 cup in decorative baggies as gifts for your canine friends.
Cheddar? Well, it’s too soft and gets messy.
The one drawback of this dog gift option is that pups might like it so much they dive into the snack mix meant for human guests.