I’m a pretty loyal Neiman Marcus shopper. Wait! Wait! Don’t click away. There already aren’t that many of you. I’m not the Neiman Marcus shopper you probably have pictured in your mind and neither are most of the others who shop there. I know who you’re picturing because it’s who I pictured before I started shopping there. The little old lady dressed in a tweed Chanel suit and pearls, clacking around in kitten heels, a little dog accompanying her. Her attitude is unfriendly; she is nice to no one and thinks she’s better than everyone.
Yeah. That’s not me. I’m really nice. I swear. I don’t wear tweed suits, pearls, or kitten heels and I don’t have any pets (though I’d really like a pet, but I wouldn’t take it shopping with me). I see all kinds of people shopping at Neiman Marcus: young, old, mothers, daughters, guys scrambling to pick up that last minute gift for their wives or girlfriends, families, dressed up, dressed down, famous, not famous, and everything in between.
The first time I went to Neiman Marcus, it was to buy mints. Seriously. I was in sixth grade and during rehearsal for an assembly one of my classmates shared an entire tin of Neiman’s mints with a small group of us. It was decidedly against the rules but made the boring afternoon go incredibly fast and I fell in love with these mints. I had to have more. Six months after that, I went back for some makeup and a year or so after that my first pair of designer shoes. After that I was hooked and the rest is pretty much history.
The amazing merchandise is only part of what has made me a NM shopper. The sales associates are the other part. They’re actually more than sales associates; they are friends. They are some of my most loyal blog readers, my cheerleaders, encouraging me to continue pursuing my passion. We’ve gone to lunch and dinner with some of them, met their families, looked at vacation pictures. And chatting on a visit to the store is the high point of my day.
The makeup ladies keep me in the know when it comes to the newest collections. The shoe guy sends me pics of the freshest styles, and the PR manager makes sure I have a front row seat at the fashion shows. Plus, I don’t even have to leave my house to go shopping. A phone call has the newest want or need in a box, on a FedEx truck, and to me in no time. I love going to the store when I can though, as it’s really not just a store, but an escape from the real world, even if it’s only a few steps away from it.
Fluffernutter Puppy Chow is also an escape from the real world. Peanut butter and marshmallow is my favorite flavor combination right now and puppy chow always sounds good. Tons of peanut butter and peanut butter chips are melted together before enrobing Chex and Peanut Butter Toast Crunch. Feel free to use all Chex, I am just in love with Peanut Butter Toast Crunch and wanted to intensify the peanut butter flavor. Some mini marshmallows also join the party. They don’t melt and become sticky, but rather soften only a little from the warm peanut butter. A shower of confectioners’ sugar finishes the whole thing off, creating a crunchy, soft, sweet, nutty treat that you won’t want to stop eating. Fluffernutter Puppy Chow is a dream come true, just like shopping at Neiman Marcus. Just don’t combine the two. Puppy chow and designer clothes definitely don’t mix 🙂
Fluffernutter Puppy Chow
- Total Time: 11 minutes
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 3 cups Corn Chex
- 2–3 cups Peanut Butter Toast Crunch
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 3–4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- In a large microwave safe bowl, melt peanut butter and peanut butter chips in 30 second increments, stirring in between until fully melted. Immediately stir in cereal and marshmallows. Stir until they are fully coated and there is not too much of the peanut butter mixture in the bowl. Add about 4 cups of cereal to start and then continue adding in ½ cup increments until most of the peanut butter has been absorbed. I tend to like mine on the gooier side.
- Add 3 cups confectioners’ sugar and stir until all of the cereal is coated. You may need to add more sugar based on how thick you would like the coating. May be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. I do not recommend freezing this recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
Mmmmmm I love fluffernutter and that flavor combo for puppy chow is perfect!
Katy @ Katy's Kitchen says
Fluffernutter is such a funny word to say I kind of just want to keep saying it over and over again. 😉 I’ve never had puppy chow but I think I can get on board with peanut butter!
Puppy chow is amazing! You have to give it a try. Fluffernutter is an even funnier word to type over and over again 😉
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Totally digging this!
Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron says
Oh my! This fluffernutter puppy chow is killing me! I want to reach out and grab a handful! I didn’t know there was peanut butter toast crunch cereal…sounds like my kind of cereal! 😛
PB Toast Crunch is amazing. I’m a cereal addict. Only my mom and I eat it and we have at least 10 boxes in the pantry!
You combined two of my favorites! I am loving the fluffernutter twist! Irresistible.
Thanks, Reeni! I love pb and marshmallows too.
I’m jealous of your awesome NM connections, and the fact that you have access to this fluffernutter puppy chow (which spell-check insists on calling “fluttery!”). Yum!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
Drool this sounds amaze balls! And can we be shopping buddies? LOL It always starts with the mints.. that’s how me and victorias secret got started back in 5th grade 🙂
I will totally be shopping buddies with you! It’s always just my mom and me on shopping outings. That’s hilarious that you got into Victoria’s Secret from the mints. I guess more stores should make mints 😉
Your photos are stunning and your recipes sound delectable. We would love for you to share them at thefeastingeye.com. The Feasting Eye is still a bit new, but I think you will like what you see :-).
Thanks, Zach! I’ll check it out 🙁
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie says
Puppy chow is addictive – and this version sounds awesome!
Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says
You shop at Neiman Marcus? I like you even more now! It’s so great that you made such good friends with their sales people and that they are big fans of your blog! I agree with you Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus sales associates are usually high quality people: those two stores know how to hire the right staff. And, your puppy chow looks very appetizing and so fluffy!
I’m not as much of a Nordstrom shopper, but whenever I go there, I have definitely found the sales associates helpful and available. There’s nothing worse than going to some other stores and not even being able to find anyone to help you. Thanks, Julia!
Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes says
Your pictures are gorgeous! I’ve never heard of this snack, but I like the ingredients and would surely love it. Kudos to you–and I totally appreciate the shopping references! 🙂
Thank you so much, Alaiyo!
sally @ sallys baking addiction says
fluffernutters and puppy chow combined – Loving it! I wouldn’t be able to stop munching on this. 🙂
I did not know there was a Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, will have to check it out 🙂 These sound delicious and the pictures are great!
Yes! PB Toast Crunch is fab! Thanks, Jessica 🙂
Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons says
Haha, I love your “insider information” on NM. It does sound like a really nice and friendly place to shop, but I’ll admit that I’ve been biased by a few walkthroughs 🙂
This puppy chow is making me want to lick my screen!
Miss Messy says
Yum yum yum. This is such an excellent idea. I’ve only recently learnt what puppy chow is, being from the UK. And a fluffer nutter for that matter!
IT WAS JUST OK FOR ME,I HAVE ENJOYED THE PUPPY CHOW BEFORE,I THINK IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE MARSHMALLO THAT I WASNT CRAZY ABOUT.
These were very good. I love puppy chow, and the addition of the marshmellow was a welcome addition!!