Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow or whatever you want to call it is something you may have made yourself before and/or most probably have eaten at some point. The not-too-sweet treat is addictive and easy to make. I hadn’t had it in years and was thinking of a simple snack I could make for Valentine’s Day. Making Muddy Buddies and adding in some valentine’s M&M’s seemed like the easiest idea!
I used the recipe on the back of the Chex cereal box, but all you need are Chex, confectioner’s sugar, butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. What I did differently is I halved the recipe because the full recipe makes a lot and I used milk chocolate chocolate chips instead of semisweet.
All you need to do is pour out your cereal. Then, in a microwaveable bowl, put in your butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Microwave it, then give it a stir, and microwave again. Stir it until it’s nice and smooth. Then, pour it over the cereal and make sure all the cereal is coated. This is tricky because you don’t want to crush the cereal! So just do it gently. Next, pour it into a ziplock bag and pour in the confectioner’s sugar and give it a good shake. Then, I poured it out onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper so that the cereal could cool since it’s warm from the chocolate.
So when I bought the M&Ms I didn’t realize they were huge! I thought they were regular sized M&Ms just in Valentine’s Day colors but they’re so big. Which is fine, just unexpected! This treat has been so tasty the past few days. I’ve been bringing a little baggie of it to work with me every day for a snack. Even with the recipe halved I still have some left after snacking on it every day for the past few days!
Do you have plans for any Valentine’s themed food this week?