MUDDY BUDDIES (AKA PUPPY CHOW)

by Sheryl

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 8

A fun and easy party snack – cereals coated in chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. A huge hit for all ages! Read along for the add-in ideas you can make.

Ingredients

8 cups Chex cereal (rice Chex, corn Chex, or a combination)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
4 Tablespoons salted butter, or add a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make Muddy Buddies

Step 1: Add the cereal in a large bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Evenly part between two Ziplock bags the powdered sugar.

Step 3: Cook the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until melted and smooth.

Step 4: Take the pan out of the heat and quickly stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 5: In the prepared cereal in the bowl, pour the chocolate mixture and stir until to evenly coated. Cool for several minutes.

Step 6: Add the coated cereal evenly between the two Ziplock bags. Seal and shake well until the cereals are entirely coated with powdered sugar.

Step 7: Store in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature. Or freeze for up to 2 months.

Notes:

1. Large container instead of Ziplock bags are okay to use. Put on the lid and shake. Or sift the powdered sugar over the mixture spread on a large baking sheet and just toss to coat evenly.

2. Use any nut butter you prefer.

3. For the cereal, substitute it with Crispix.

4. Have fun and don’t limit your imagination, here are several add-in ideas for you:

M&M’s
Reeses pieces
Mini chocolate chips
Reeses peanut butter cups
Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies
Any small colour candies

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 22mg

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