What’s better than munching on a bag of Cosmos Creations? What about using Cosmos Creations in some of your favorite sweet treats! Cooking with Cosmos is a series where we take some of the best classic dishes and replace ingredients with Cosmos. We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do!

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‘Tis the Season for holiday treats! We don’t know about you, but to us, the white chocolate and peppermint combo have Christmas written all over it. Add Cosmos Creations to that mix and you’ve got a treat to share that will have your friends and family wanting to know how to get more…assuming you’re able to save enough to share! The best part is, not only is it delicious, it’s super simple!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

Ingredients:

1- 6.5 ounce bag Cosmos Creations, Caramel flavor
1 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Discs
1/4 – 1/2 Cup Crushed Peppermint candies or candy canes
1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Directions:

To start, make sure you get everything prepped as you won’t want to stop once the chocolate melts. Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Measure out the powdered sugar into a 2 gallon resealable storage bag. If you don’t have a 2 gallon size bag, separate the powdered sugar equally into two 1 gallon size bags. Crush enough peppermint candies or candy canes to make 1/4 to 1/2 cup, using a blender on pulse is easiest. Leaving some larger chunks creates a nice texture. Once everything is prepped, you’re ready to begin.

Pour the entire bag of Caramel Cosmos into a large bowl (really, a large bowl, you’ll need plenty of room for mixing). In a microwave-safe bowl, pour the white chocolate discs. Melt discs by microwaving for 30 seconds at a time, checking the chocolate and mixing each time. Should only take about a minute and a half, depending on your microwave. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, fold in crushed peppermint. Immediately pour the mixture over the Cosmos. Mix well to entirely coat the Cosmos. Once everything is well coated, pour contents of the bowl into the 2 gallon bag prepped with powdered sugar. If using two 1 gallon sizes, put half of the mixture in each bag. Seal the bag and shake until everything is well coated with powdered sugar. There shouldn’t be any clumping. If there is, break them apart and continue shaking. Pour onto lined baking sheet to cool.

Enjoy!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow with Cosmos Creations

 

White Chocolate-Peppermint Puppy Chow
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Ingredients
  • 1- 6.5 ounce bag Cosmos Creations, Caramel flavor
  • 1½ Cup White Chocolate Discs
  • ¼ - ½ Cup Crushed Peppermint candies or candy canes
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Measure out the powdered sugar into a 2 gallon resealable storage bag. If you don't have a 2 gallon size bag, separate the powdered sugar equally into two 1 gallon size bags.
  2. Crush enough peppermint candies or candy canes to make ¼ to ½ cup, using a blender on pulse is easiest. Leaving some larger chunks creates a nice texture.
  3. Pour the entire bag of Caramel Cosmos into a large bowl (really, a large bowl, you'll need plenty of room for mixing).
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, pour the white chocolate discs. Melt discs by microwaving for 30 seconds at a time, checking the chocolate and mixing each time. Should only take about a minute and a half, depending on your microwave.
  5. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, fold in crushed peppermint.
  6. Immediately pour the mixture over the Cosmos. Mix well to entirely coat the Cosmos.
  7. Pour contents of the bowl into the 2 gallon bag prepped with powdered sugar. If using two 1 gallon sizes, put half of the mixture in each bag.
  8. Seal the bag and shake until everything is well coated with powdered sugar. There shouldn't be any clumping. If there is, break them apart and continue shaking.
  9. Pour onto lined baking sheet to cool.

 

{In the earlier days of Cosmos we had a specialty line that featured various chocolate covered Cosmos, including a White Chocolate-Peppermint version. Since we no longer make them, we’ve had many people ask if we’ll come out with them again. Now here’s a way to make your own version!}