Muddy Buddies Recipe

Chocolate and peanut butter isn’t usually my first choice in desserts or snacks. It’s normally not even my second or third choice either, but I actually really love Muddy Buddies! Although they’re great all year long, they’re one of the first treats that comes to mind when I think of the holiday season. They’re super easy to make and would be such a fun family activity!

The ingredients you’ll need are:

~5 cups chex cereal

~3 tbsp butter

~¾ cup chocolate chips

~⅓ cup peanut butter

~¾ tsp vanilla

~1 - 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

The first step is to add the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. Heat it up for 1 to 1 ½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Once everything is melted and smooth, mix in the vanilla.

In a separate large mixing bowl, pour the chocolate over the cereal and gently stir until all the cereal is evenly coated. I used two spoons at first before realizing it would be easier, faster, and more gentle on the cereal to use my hands to toss it around. It gets extremely messy, but works like a charm!

Tip: to get the slick butter off your hands, wash with Dawn dish soap!

Once all of the chocolate is mixed in with the cereal, spoon it into a ziplock bag, add powdered sugar and shake. The sugar will adhere to the chocolate so the little muddy buddies aren’t so sticky anymore. Some cereal pieces will still clump together, but that’s totally fine. 

The bags I had on hand were too small to fit all of the cereal at once, so I did two batches. I think that might have actually helped in getting all of the cereal more evenly coated. Then, just dump the powdered sugar covered cereal onto wax paper lined baking sheets and leave to set for about an hour or so.

These can be so messy to eat, but they’re so yummy! The crunch of the chex cereal is addicting in combination with the chocolate peanut butter mixture. I used rice chex because that’s what I had on hand, but any option will work perfectly! These should be stored in an airtight container and will last for about two weeks.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

 

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