Friday, November 13, 2009

Muddy Buddies aka "Puppy Chow"

Somehow both the box of Chocolate Chex and Rice Chex were open at the same time!  There is only a few people in my house that like Chex cereal in a bowl of milk.  So instead of throwing it out to the birds or just dumping it in the trash, I figured that I would use it up before it went stale and make a sweet treat with the cereal.

I love making Muddy Buddies because it is quick and easy and you can fill your sweet tooth with chocolate!

I poured the Chocolate Chex and Rice Chex cereal into a big mixing bowl and gathered the rest of my ingredients.

I melted 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup margarine, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter in a pan. Once melted I removed it from the heat and stirred in 1 tsp. vanilla.  Then I poured the melted mixture on top of my cereal.
Once the cereal was coated with the chocolate/peanut butter mixture, I poured the covered cereal into a ziploc bag that had 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.

I shook the bag to coat the cereal with the powdered sugar. Once it was fully coated, I added in another 1/2 cup powdered sugar to finish coating it.

Now it is ready to eat!  All total it took me about 10 minutes from start to finish!

With the holidays coming, I am going to be adding this to my list of "go to" appetizers/munchies to have on hand for when guests are visiting!  I love that this recipe is kid friendly as well!  Most of my kids will eat it and most of them know how to fix it without a lot of help from me!

Here is the full recipe:

8-9 cups Chex cereal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar

Pour cereal into a big mixing bowl. In a separate bowl or pan, melt peanut butter, margarine, and chocolate chips together. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Pour melted mixture on to the cereal, stir carefully until all the cereal is evenly coated.  Put powdered sugar into a gallon ziploc bag(or even a paper grocery bag), pour coated cereal into the bag, close bag and shake until cereal is coated with powdered sugar. Add in more powdered sugar if needed, and shake the bag again. Open bag and enjoy!

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alexis said...

Those remind me of my childhood--they are so good! Wish I could find a little bit healthier method of preparation, though...we don't do any refined sugars. But they are so good!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This was always a favorite of my kids (and me). My husband doesn't like chocolate, so I don't dare make it or I will eat it all. Darn it!


Live.Love.Eat said...

What a fun recipe! I never make stuff like this and I should!!!!

Joyce said...

This would make nice holiday gifts for foodie friends.

Jane Anne said...

Oh, I am so glad you posted this. I loved "Puppy Chow" when I was a kid. I think I will try it out with Sunbutter instead of Peanut butter (due to my son's peanut allergy).

ButterYum said...

This is such a kid friendly recipe (for kids of all ages that is!). Thanks for reminding me about it.


momtofivekids said...

Muddy Buddies are a favorite around here!