I am not a fan of the traditional Chex Mix. I never have been. I just don’t like that taste of it. But I have heard a lot about a different kind of Chex snack. My sister first told me about this recipe. She said it was great. I also read about it on several blogs and everyone said it was so good. I decided that I needed to try it and to let me kids help make it.
This was a great recipe to make with kids. It was really easy and they loved helping make it. They loved eating it even more. I think we enjoyed this to much. This is kind of like popcorn or caramel corn. Once you start eating it, it is hard to stop. I found myself continually snacking on it. I had to put it out of sight, so I would stop snacking on it.
The recipe says to mix the powdered sugar on it using a ziplock bag. I did not do this, we just mixed everything in a large bowl and it worked fine. If you have little kids a ziplock bag might work better, but I think it is a waste of a ziploc bag.
I hope you try this recipe. It is so good and so easy. Let your kids make it or at least help. They will have fun with this one.
Chex Muddy Buddies
- 9 cups Corn Chex, Rice Chex, or a mix of both
- 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 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.
This recipe and cooking with kids works for me.