We’ve been making Muddy Buddies for as long as I can remember. I can’t even remember where I got the recipe but I sure am thankful for it! Holidays are not the same in our family with this sugar-coated yumminess. I made it for years and dreaded making it until I finally figured out a way to keep it from being so messy.
Plan to double the recipe. Making a double batch takes the same amount of time and it’s something you’ll want to share.
P.S. This is not calorie free but it is gluten free.
1 12 oz. pkg (2 cups) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
9 cups (21 oz. box) rice chex cereal
3 lbs powdered sugar
Melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter in a microwaveable bowl. 30 seconds at a time and stir until melted.
Put the cereal in a very large bowl and pour the chocolate mixture over it. Stir gently until all cereal is coated with chocolate mixture.
A little unconventional but brilliant… this keeps this from being incredibly messy… Pour the coated cereal in a clean, unscented trash bag. Then pour the powdered sugar in over the cereal mixture. Twist up the bag tight and carefully toss the cereal inside back and forth. You can peek inside to make sure you have enough powdered sugar to coat and add more if needed. When you’re tossing, feel around for any large clumps from the outside of the bag and break them apart. Toss a little more to make sure they get coated.
Then cut a hole in the corner of the bag and pour into your storage container(s).
Throw away the messy bag.
Enjoy! And of course, share!!