If you were in my local Walmart yesterday around…say…6:15ish then you heard the sounds of a grown women turn into a 5-year old child in less than 2 seconds flat!
It all happened when I picked up a box of Chex Rice cereal and looked on the back. Guess what recipe was on the back? YESSSSS!!!! MUDDY BUDDIES!!! (I’ve also heard it called Puppy Chow) I let out a smiling gasp at yelled “Oh my God it’s muddy buddies!!!!! MUDDIES BUDDIES!!!!” I even did a few excited jumps. My toddler started saying “Yaaaayyyy!!” repeatedly and clapping but I knew he had no idea what I was talking about.
Muddy Buddies is a treat my mother use to make for us ALL THE TIME as kids. We’d come home from school and they’d be sitting on the counter in that clear tupperware container or either in our lunch boxes hidden under all of the food so we’d be surprised when we saw it.
I even remember me in the kitchen making these with her during snow days and for holiday gift bags. Aaaaah the freakin memories!!!!!Excuse me if I’m making a big deal here but Muddy Buddies has a special place in my heart. It’s one of those childhood snacks that just takes you back to when everything was “good and easy”. I had totally forgot all about this recipe until yesterday!
Isaac and I made up a batch as soon as we got home. He loved it and it tasted just the way I remembered mom making them!! My hubby had never had them before but said they were just “ok”. Booooooo he obviously don’t know how to appreciate the art of quick, easy and fun snacking. I mean what is there not to love about peanut butter & chocolate?!?
Chex Muddy Buddies
By Divas Can Cook
- 4.5 cups of Rice Chex cereal
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cups powdered sugar
- Add cereal into a large bowl; set aside
- In a medium, microwaved safe bowl, add chocolate chips, peanut butter & butter.
- Microwave for 1 minute, stirring occassionally, until melted.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Pour the chocolate mixture on the cereal and stir to coat the cereal evenly.
- Pour the mixture into a large Ziplock bag and then add in the powdered sugar.
- Shake to coat each piece with powdered sugar.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil, spread the mixture out in a single layer. Refrigerate until cooled.
- Transfer the cooled mixture to an airtight container or Ziplock bag.
- Store in the refrigerator.