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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 one 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-

Updated June 13, 2019

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
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

  • 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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