Chocolate-Peanut Butter Munchies

Make a no-bake munchie using your microwave and favorite cereal, chocolate and peanut butter.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 20

5
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
2
cups pretzel sticks, broken in half
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1
bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
cup powdered sugar
1
cup candy-coated milk chocolate candies

  • 1 Cover 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. In very large bowl, mix cereal and pretzels.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips uncovered on High 45 seconds. Stir; microwave 15 to 45 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Immediately pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Spread mixture evenly on cookie sheets. Refrigerate uncovered about 20 minutes or until set.
  • 3 Break into bite-size pieces. Divide mixture evenly into 2 resealable 1-gallon food-storage plastic bags. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar to each bag. Seal and shake each bag until well coated. Add 1/2 cup candies to each bag. Seal and gently shake each bag to mix. Store in sealed bags in refrigerator up to 4 weeks.

Expert Tips

Looking for a little chocolate variation? Use semisweet chocolate chips or white vanilla baking chips instead of the milk chocolate chips.

Even young children enjoy getting involved; let them break the pretzels for this munchable mix.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.