May 14, 2011

Sharing Muddy Buddies

I so enjoy making things for those I love, friends, and anyone else who I might find along the way. And my work peeps are no exception of course  So when the monthly birthday shin-dig came along this last week at work I decided to make one of my boys' (and their friends) favorites when they were all hanging around my house when they were younger. Muddy Buddies. I only had to run out to buy the chex cereal and in less than 15 minutes an easy to make and addicting snack. Hope you enjoy making them and sharing them as much as I do.....

9 cups Chex cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar (I just estimate and pour)

Pour cereal into large bowl; set aside. In 1-quart, microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine. Microwave at 100-percent power for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring after 1 minute.  Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate sauce slowly over cereal, stirring to coat evenly. Pour cereal into large plastic bag (I double up on the bag just in case). Add powdered sugar and secure; shake to coat well. Spread on waxed paper to cool.

I found this on a back of the chex cereal box years might see it there still. But it's floating around everyone online too with variations like using nutella instead of peanut butter and other creative edits. I'd love to hear how you you change them up and how you like them. :) Enjoy...