I was craving peanut butter and chocolate the other day and suddenly remembered these treats my mother used to make (I’m fairly certain she found the recipe on the side of a cereal box). Muddy Buddies are a wonderful combination of Chex cereal, chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar. Some people might know Muddy Buddies by their other name, ‘puppy chow’ but I’d rather stick to the name I know and love.
9 Cups Chex cereal (corn, wheat, rice – doesn’t matter – I used corn)
1/2C Peanut Butter
1C Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4C Butter or Margarine
1 1/2C Powdered Sugar
Into a large bowl, measure cereal and set aside.
In a separate microwavable bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter and microwave on high for 1 minutes. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add chocolate mixture to Chex cereal and stir to coat.
Pour cereal mix into a large Ziploc bag. Add powdered sugar, seal bag, and shake until well coated.
Spread onto wax paper to cool. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.