Monday, March 23, 2009

Muddy Buddy Monday

Well, it's Monday.

I think that pretty much says it all. Plus, the weather today promises to be rainy and cold. Isn't it supposed to be Spring?

I definitely think today is a "Muddy Buddy Monday". I can't imagine anything better than mixing up a batch of Muddy Buddies after work and settling down for a great evening watching "Dancing With The Stars." (My not-so-secret guilty pleasure)

Chex® Muddy Buddies®
Taken from the Betty Crocker Website

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

Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.

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.

Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

The whole process only takes about 15 minute. Simple, sweet, and addictive! Such a throwback to childhood.

Variations to the recipe could be to add a half cup of peanuts, replace the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, or for peanut allergies, replace the peanut butter with more chocolate instead.

Hmmm...maybe a Muddy Buddy cupcake will be in the works?

Happy snacking!


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