Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Reindeer Chow - whatever you call this, it is good stuff! My brother-in-law recently moved out to Colorado, and I was looking for a treat that would be good to mail to him. I knew I wanted to make a type of candy or snack mix and these Muddy Buddies popped in my mind. I haven't made Muddy Buddies in ages. I forgot how good this stuff is! What's not to like - peanut butter, chocolate, powdered sugar. I am going to make sure this is on our Christmas snack list from now on.
Muddy Buddies(Printable Recipe)
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 or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups 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.