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Chex™ Muddy Buddies™

chex™ muddy buddies™ Snack
Chex™ Muddy Buddies™
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 18

Peanut butter and chocolate come together in this oen irresistibly crunchable snack. This muddy buddy recipe is a great “first recipe” to try with children, since there’s no stovetop required, just a few minutes in the microwave to melt the chocolate, peanut butter and butter or margarine. MORE+ LESS-

September 20, 2018

Ingredients

9
cups Corn Chex™, Rice Chex™, Wheat Chex™ or Chocolate Chex™ cereal (or combination)
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  • 2
    In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  • 3
    Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Use peanut butter chips in place of the chocolate for a double-dose of peanutty flavor. Or play with cashew or almond butter in place of the peanut butter; any switch up of ingredients will work well.
  • Party on! Melt twice the amount of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a large Dutch oven. Then carefully stir in the cereal until it’s well coated. Spread the mixture out onto two large rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle the cereal evenly with the powdered sugar, shaking it through a wire mesh sieve. Stir the cereal until it looks nice and snow-kissed.
  • Store in airtight containers so the mixture stays crisp; warm, moist air will make it soggy.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
17g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This puppy chow recipe requires only six ingredients that you’re likely to already have in your pantry, so you can make it whenever you’re feeling the need for a quick snack that satisfies your chocolate-peanut-butter-crunch cravings. A bowl of Muddy Buddies will always be a welcome addition at any party or potluck. You can easily make a double or triple batch for quick-and-easy gifts for teachers, coaches and postal carriers. Easily packaged in cellophane bags or holiday-themed containers, shelf-stable puppy chow is a food gift that comes without any fussy storage requirements. If making Muddy Buddies has inspired you to create more of your own snacks at home, check out Betty’s best snack recipes, where you’ll find time-tested recipes and fun new twists on old favorites.

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