Chex™ Muddy Buddies™

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 18

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.

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Expert Tips

  • Chex™ cereal is gluten free. When preparing food for someone following a gluten-free diet, check the food label of each ingredient. You might not realize all the places gluten pops up. One of those places is in powdered sugar, so be sure to get a bag marked “gluten free” for this recipe.
  • Store your batch of Muddy Buddies™ in an airtight container so the mixture stays crisp; warm, moist air will make it soggy.
  • This would be a perfect first recipe for a curious little cook, since it avoids the stove and oven. Depending on the age of the child, they might need help handling the hot-from-the-microwave bowl, but definitely let them lead the shake-it-up step. Remember to keep your camera handy (and let’s be honest, the broom, too)!
  • One twist that makes this recipe particularly good is the combination of Rice Chex™, Corn Chex™, Chocolate Chex™ and Honey Nut Chex™. With this variety in the mix, every handful is a little bit different and will keep you coming back for more.
  • Looking for a simple Christmas gift? Why not package up some of this snack mix in a pretty tin or even a paper lunch bag tied with a pretty ribbon or stamped with a merry pattern? It’s a gift that’s sure to go over well.
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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.

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