Thursday, April 19, 2012

Muddy Buddies

One of the best things about having a 3-year old is that everything is a new and exciting discovery. Cooking with our big boy is such a joy. Plus he is so much more willing to try new foods if he has a hand in the preparation. These Muddy Buddies were a huge hit and took no cajoling for him to try. Cereal + chocolate + peanut butter = kid heaven!

Gather the ingredients. This is a short and sweet recipe so have everything ready to go!

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate, peanut butter and butter. Cook for 1 minute; stir and microwave for an additional 30 seconds if needed.

The mixture should be smooth with no chocolate lumps. If you have lumps, microwave a little longer and stir until the chocolate completely melts. Like this:

Pour the chocolate onto the cereal and mix until all the cereal is coated.

Lick the spatula clean.

Put the cereal and powdered sugar into a large zip-lock bag, seal closed, and shake, shake, shake!

Spread the cereal onto some waxed paper and let chocolate cool completely. Unless you can't wait that long!

Muddy Buddies


9 c. Chex, Crispix, or similar cereal
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar


Into a large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.

In a 1-quart microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can e stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

Pour cereal into a 2-gallon resealable zip-lock bag. 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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