Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Chex Muddy Buddies a.k.a. Dog Chow a.k.a. Trash Mix

The Menu:
Chex Muddy Buddies a.k.a. Dog Chow a.k.a. Trash Mix

The Original Recipe:
This recipe is on the back of the Chex boxes. It is super simple to make. I have never made them before tonight, so I wasn't aware of how easy it really was. While sampling a few of these I could imagine adding in peanuts and some pretzels to the mix. I think it would just give it that salty/sweet fulfillment and make it a great snack.

Chex Muddy Buddies

9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn 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

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 in refrigerator.

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