Thursday 4 September 2014

Chocolate Biscoff Puppy Chow with Banana Chips

It’s been a while since I made Puppy Chow (not for dogs!!). Remember that stuff? It’s malted cereal smothered with things like chocolate and peanut butter (see below), plus lots of icing sugar.Very snackable and very dangerous.

I was recently sent some Lotus Biscoff spread to ‘try’ as it is now available in all good supermarkets.

But I have adored this stuff for over a year now. It’s also called speculoos (more on the continent) or cookie butter (in the US) but in the UK it’s being marketed as Biscoff. If you don’t know what it is, it’s those little spicy biscuits, cinnamony and lovely, made into a spreadable paste.

I have made blondies with it, a frosting for cupcakes, cakey doughnuts and used it’s former name of Speculoos. But as of now, I am officially calling it Biscoff – much nicer sounding really.

Biscoff comes in a smooth paste or a crunchy one. I personally prefer the crunchy one for spreading on toast or crumpets. And I like to use the smooth one in recipes.

When I was sent the spread I also received a couple of mini packs of the Biscoff biscuits which are coated on one side with chocolate. A great pairing. So I immediately thought it would be great as an ingredient in Puppy Chow (not for dogs!!). But the cereal on it's own didn’t cut it for me. What could I add to the mix?

How about little banana chips? I found small chewy ones in the supermarket (you didn't think I was going to make my own did you?) which I mixed through the cereal and the combination was lovely!

Here’s how easy it is to make;

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Chocolate Biscoff Puppy Chow with Banana Chips
Chocolate and Biscoff smothered cereal with chewy banana chips
  • 300 grams malted wheat cereal (such as Shreddies)
  • 55 grams unsalted butter
  • 190 grams milk chocolate, chopped
  • 125 grams smooth Biscoff spread
  • 190 grams icing sugar
  • 100 grams banana chips
Put the cereal in a large plastic tub with a sealable lid. Place the chopped chocolate, butter and Biscoff in a saucepan and place over medium heat until melted together. Pour the chocolate mix over the cereal and stir it through so everything gets combined. Add the icing sugar and place the lid on the tub. Shake the tub vigorously! Remove the lid and place the cereal on a large baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Pop in the fridge to set, about half an hour. Transfer back to the tub and add the banana chips. Mix the cereal and banana together. Now, scoop the puppy chow into little bowls and enjoy!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: lots!

My other Biscoff Recipes
Biscoff Frosting
Biscoff Blondies
Biscoff Doughnuts

I am entering my puppy chow into this month's Treat Petite - hosted by myself and Kat at the Baking Explorer. The theme this month is 'anything goes'!

Disclosure Statement: I was sent the Biscoff Spreads free to sample. I was not requested to make a recipe. Any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Amazing idea!! Will definitely be replacing peanut butter when I make Puppy Chow next time! :0)

  2. this is just pure naughtiness food porn Stuart... i love it !

  3. Oh my goodness this sounds dangerously delicious! I am going to keep an eye out for that Biscoff - sounds fab!

  4. This is utter genius! I'm sure I'd have no trouble scoffing down a big bowlful ;)

  5. Oh my god! My girls will love this!

  6. I adore speculoos spread. My usual approach is to eat it with a spoon!

  7. It will always be speculoos to me -- shame we have to have the rename to what the North Americans call it!


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