Office Puppy Chow

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Good morning! We’re almost to that weekend! 😀


First off, I wanted to let you guys know, I took a plunge yesterday, and did something very exciting yesterday!! It’s fitness/health/healthy lifestyle-related, but I can’t share exactly what it is yet, because it’s not100% certain, and I don’t want to jinx myself. Seems like whenever I talk about something like it’s for certain when it’s not completely 100%, it comes around to bite me! haha I will let you know as soon as I know though 😀


Secondly, after I posted last night, I got to work on the treat I am bringing into work today. There’s about a gazillion birthdays in October at my work (do you know a lot of people with October birthdays?) so we are celebrating with a “food day.” This typically consists of everyone bringing in inevtiably not-so-good-for-you food, and grazing all. day. long. I try to mostly stay away, unless someone has brought it something very yummy from somewhere like Great Harvest Bread or Panera. I can never turn down a bar or bagel from those places 😉


Well, this time I put in my part by making something I’ve been seeing on a lot of you guys’ blogs for a while…


Puppy Chow!!


Is there a puppy chow season or something? Seems like it’s been everywhere on the bloggies lately! Anyway, my puppy chow isn’t your typical puppy chow. Instead of chocolate chips, I use dark chocolate and butterscotch chips, and instead of peanutbutter, I use White Chocolate Wonder and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter:



Ohhhh yeaaah.


I bought some Halloween cookies, in case I got home and realized I didn’t have all the ingredients or that I screwed it up (somehow??)…




Alas, I prevailed!!!








Mmmm sugary, chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness. I told Shane I’m like a crack addict around this thing. As soon as I finished making it (before even letting it cool) I made a small bowl for myself. I got my fix 😉 Hopefully it will all get eaten at food day today. However, I don’t know how appetizing it’d be anyway after a day of a bunch of hands being in it…eek.




Wish me luck on staying away from the “food table” all day 😉 I have a birthday lunch out with a friend today, so that will be my incentive. I don’t want to go out to lunch already stuffed, right? After this lunch, though, no more lunches out for me. Shane and I are trying to save, save, save, but it seems to be the season to spend, spend, spend. Every time I turn around, someone at work is telling me about some kind of party they are having, whether it’s a purse party, a jewelry party, or a fundraiser party. I don’t mind spending money for fundraising, but anything else, I pass on. I’ve spent enough money on Tastfully Simple, Lia Sohphia etc…

Do a lot of people you know have birthdays in October? When is the month where there’s the most birthdays for people you know? For me, it used to be March/April, but I think I’m singing a different tune, now!


15 Responses

  1. Oohh.. i love puppy chow and I haven’t had it in years.. maybe I will change that soon 😉

  2. HOLY MOLY WOMAN! that puppy chow with the butterscotch, DCD and everything is such a fabulous idea! and those cookies are my family’s absolutely favorite!


    have a good day!

  3. Yummmm I LOVE puppy chow. Haven’t had it in ages!!! I used to love those cookies. My sister still does, so if she occasionally gets them I’ll have a small piece. Too much makes you sick – they’re super sweet! My half-birthday is in October, does that count? haha.

  4. I think June and August are the biggest birthday months in our family now.

    yay for puppy chow! i loved it with almond butter and dark chocolate chips, but now I want to make it with butterscotch 🙂

    can’t wait to hear the exciting news!

  5. I don’t know that i’ve ever had puppy chow, but it sounds AMAZING and now I want to make some ASAP.

  6. Ahhh my God, I LOVE puppy chow!! Haven’t had it in forever, which is probably a good thing since I can’t ever seem to put it down once I start eating! haha.

    – Beth @

  7. i’ve been seeing so much puppy chow on the blogs lately! why isn’t anyone near me making any?!

  8. That container is so cute!

  9. Wowza that looks amazing! 🙂 The most popular Birthday months in my family would definitely have to be January and Feb.

  10. Puppy chow looks delicious! I’ve never made it before – please share your recipe! 🙂

    and good luck on the new health/fitness endeavour!

  11. I love puppy chow and haven’t had it in AGES. All of the birthdays in my family seem to be clustered in November/December. Mine isn’t in the big cluster, though, it’s in February.

  12. […] on October 9, 2009 by runningaroundnormal Hi everyone! I intended on posting about today’s food day at work, but instead, I have something much, much more exciting to report! Remember how in yesterday’s […]

  13. In my family, we have two WHAMS of birthdays. July/Aug and Nov/Dec. It’s so bad that my mother has gone as far to say that when I plan on having kids, plan it so they aren’t born those times of year. Guess she is thinking to ignore the fact that I’ve chosen to not have children?! Well, whatever.

  14. Oh goodness I love puppy chow…but my husband is allergic to peanuts so I can’t make it at home. Maybe I’ll give the recipe to a coworker and hope she brings it into the office 🙂

  15. […] AH ingredient: you guessed it, tofu. However, I didn’t get to enjoy it tonight, as it needs to chill four hours first. Not that that’s stopped me before…but I had other desserts to be consumed. Like leftover puppy chow! […]

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