Muddy Buddies

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? We had a great time hanging out with family, eating delicious foods, scouring the Black Friday ads, and having lots of blogging conversations. Between my mom, Moni of Zu Haus at Home, and SIL, Aimee of It's Overflowing, we had quite the lively discussions.
Since my parents had the pies covered for desserts, I was supposed to bring something chocolaty. "Muddy Buddies!" was the cry from my family. Several years ago I started making them as a fun treat. They quickly became a favorite in our house and a staple around the holidays.  Any excuse to make them will do.
Here's what you need:
Corn/Rice cereal, butter, peanut butter, chocolate chips, vanilla, and powdered sugar
Here's how you make them:
Measure out 9 cups of cereal and put in a large bowl. Set aside. In microwave safe bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Cook on high for 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking for 30 seconds more.

Stir until the mixture is smooth and add in the vanilla and stir again.

Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal.

Gently stir to coat all pieces of cereal then transfer the chocolaty cereal mixture to a 2 gallon plastic bag.

Pour in the powdered sugar. Seal and shake the bag to coat all the cereal pieces with powdered sugar.
Spread on waxed paper to cool. Then, watch it like a hawk to keep little hands from sneaking some pieces. :-) Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Muddy Buddies

9 cups of Corn or Rice cereal (I used Crispix and some Rice Chex)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar.

Begin by measuring out your cereal into a large bowl. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Cook on high power for 1 minute. Stir and cook for about 30 seconds longer. Stir, add vanilla and stir again until incorporated. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and carefully stir to coat each piece of cereal. Transfer to a 2 gallon zip top bag and add in the powdered sugar. Seal and shake the bag to cover all the pieces of cereal with powdered sugar. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in air tight container in the refrigerator.
I hope you had a fabulous time with your loved ones and enjoyed lots of yummy treats too. If you didn't get your fill and need a little chocolate fix, whip up a batch of these. You'll have lots of powdered sugar smiles to thank you.
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  1. I love the addition of the nuts & choc chips when serving. This stuff is so addictive! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party! I've pinned this.

  2. This is one of my all time favorite recipes! Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. My kids were just talking about these today!!!! They are a big favorite! Thanks for bringing the sweet snack to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  4. What fun! I bet everyone loves Muddy Buddies. I'm a big fan of the cereal treats. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. We love this recipe--in our house it is called "Puppy chow"......I have all the stuff to make a couple of batches in Dec.

  6. This sounds great...I need to make some so when my children come home for the holidays...they will act just like when they were small and love this.

  7. Hi Nici,
    We just love Muddy Buddies, it is an awesome snack! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Delicious! And they have a nice little crunch too.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  9. I make this all the time and try to eat it all by myself, haha!

    Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up! Have an awesome week :)
    xo, Meredith @

  10. Hey Linda,
    My daughter loves Muddy Buddies. I have never made them, I am going to have to try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  11. To this day, muddy buddies (I call them Puppy Chow) are my absolute favorite snack! Thanks for the great recipe!


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