Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Mix

You might know them as Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow, I only knew them because I bought them at Target for the past few holidays. That's right, bought them. And I don't think I've ever said this before but Target let me down this year...that's right, not selling it anymore. I was incredulous when my friend texted me that she couldn't find them. Now after looking at more than one Target I'm sad to say it's true. So I had to figure out how to make them.

I also have a toddler heading into her THIRD week of colds (that's right colds, I think she caught one, was on the up-swing and caught another one) and since I was trapped at home having a small-ish pity party over all the things I couldn't get out to do I decided to comfort myself with chocolate. It didn't make the whining stop but I for one felt much better.
I did some online research and looked at the reviews people wrote and settled on basically doubling the coating for the original amount of Chex cereal in the recipe and they turned out GREAT. Like I need to give it all away before I eat it all great. Well ok, give away most of it ;-) If you're not at a peanut free school these would make yummy teacher gifts. It's easy but a little messy and you'll want some of the giant ( 2 gallon? 2 1/2 gallon?) ziploc bags.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Mix
9 C corn/rice chex cereal (store brand works fine - I used 4 1/2 C of each)

2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C peanut butter
1/2 C butter
2 tsp vanilla

3 C powdered sugar

Measure cereal into one large bowl and set aside.

Melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter in a large microwaveable bowl. Heat in 1 minute increments, stirring after each minute (mine only took 2 minutes). Then add vanilla and stir to mix.
Pour over cereal and toss to coat.

Put 1 1/2 C powdered sugar into your large ziploc and add half the chocolate coated cereal, toss/shake to coat (make sure your bag is zipped but has some air at the top for the mixture to move around). Spread on a cookie sheet to cool. Add remaining 1 1/2 C powdered sugar to your bag and remaining cereal mixture and toss to coat.

I filled 4 quart sized mason jars from this size batch (after what I ate ;-)
Enjoy!


3 comments:

  1. Good for you for figuring it out to make your own! Yum!

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  2. i love this stuff so much and i refuse to make it for myself because i cannnnnnnnnnot stop eating it!!!!!

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