|Muddy Buddies - The snack crack of the new millennium|
9 cups Chex cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
First, measure 9 cups of Chex cereal into a big bowl (lightly sprayed with cooking spray) and set aside.
|Chex totally reminds me of my childhood|
In a small (microwave safe) bowl, pour 1 C chocolate chips, 1/4 C of butter, and 1/2 C of peanut butter.
|Be sure to make your pile of peanut butter as unattractive and unappetizing as possible....|
|Mmmm.. melted chocolate and peanut butter|
Add the vanilla at this time and stir until combined. After that you want to immediately pour the chocolate mixture over your bowl of waiting cereal.
Next the recipe says to "pour mixture in a 2-gallon plastic zip lock bag"... Well hello there Chex executives, but my biggest bag is 1-gallon, who has a 2-gallon plastic bag? Do they even make those? Instead, I thought let's put it into the container we are going to store it in, and shake it with the lid on! I'm sure I'll be nominated for some kind of mom genius of the year award for that one. Once in the container, dump in 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, put on the lid, and shake your money maker (while shaking the muddy buddies). Hubby wants to add, don't shake it too hard, rather slowly rotate it around till everything was covered in powdered sugar, you don't want broken muddy muddies.
|Deliciousness is about to happen... I can feel it.|
From this point on, my girls started calling these "Snow Buddies"... because the powered sugar coats everything and makes them white. Okay, rather a grey/brown/white, but who's keeping track? Pour your mixture out onto some sheets of wax paper to cool.
|You have to sneak one to taste, it's the law|
|Muddy Buddies as far as the eye can see...|