August 16, 2010 by Flora Dawn
First things first. This recipe should come with a warning label “Proceed with caution. The following snack is highly addictive.”
Okay, so maybe my family is behind the times. We just recently made the Chex Muddy Buddies recipe that can be found on the side of so many Rice Chex boxes. I am thinking that whoever has the gig to create new and exciting recipes for General Mills, especially the Chex recipes, has a perfect job.
Much like the Original Chex Pary mix, Muddy Buddies are really simple and quick to make and the whole family loves them. Too much. They are really sweet, crunchy and have that peanut butter and chocolate combination that we all love.
I like how quick and easy they are to make. Start to finish probably takes 10-15 minutes total. And unlike so many other treats, they don’t need baked, you can eat these immediately.
This recipe would be great for the older child eager to “cook.” But just be aware that melted chocolate + kids = mess. I let my three year old “help” and let’s just say the kitchen needed a little more cleaning than usual. But, what else did I have to do today? And it was priceless when she said, “I need washed, I got all muddy.”
So, next time you need a quick sweet, chocolate fix, I vote for Chex Muddy Buddies. Here is my version of the recipe; you can find the original on the box of most Rice Chex.
- 9 cups rice chex cereal
- 1 cup chocolate chips, we like dark chocolate, but semi sweet or milk chocolate would work too
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in 30 second intervals, stirring as needed, until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
- Place cereal in large bowl and add the melted chocolate mixture; stirring until evenly coated.
- If the bowl has a lid, simply add sugar, seal with lid and shake to coat. Alternative method: place cereal in 2-gallon size resealable bag and add sugar. Seal bag and shake to evenly coat. Store in airtight container in the fridge.