WOW, I've been busy this week! I'm in the middle of all sorts of projects and they've kept me hopping. I've been working on getting some more photos up for sale on my website (look for my new lavender photos coming soon), I'm in the process of creating a message board for my bargain hunting friends (hi ladies!), I've got a few custom photo orders I'm working on, I started a chore schedule for my kids that I've been closely supervising this week, and Shawn is working INSANE hours at work right now, so I'm kind of juggling everything on my own for the time being.
And you know what I wake up looking forward to everyday? Muddy Buddies. I will forever curse the person who introduced me to this delicious and completely addicting treat. One of these days you're going to see me on an episode of Intervention and they'll be hauling me off kicking and screaming to a Muddy Buddy recovery center. They're bad baaaad news, I tell you.
So having said that, I now bring you the Muddy Buddy recipe so that you can all get addicted and when they have to haul me off kicking and screaming to the Muddy Buddy recovery center, you'll all be there too and we'll have a really great time together! Maybe we can get someone to smuggle us in powdered sugar and chocolate chips in the mail. It'll be great. :)
The recipe is actually on the back of the Corn Chex box, so you don't really need me to give it to you, but here it is anyway, so that you can hear all about it's peanut buttery goodness and run out and buy yourself a box of Corn Chex and get working on your own Muddy Buddies.
Chex® Muddy Buddies®
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:18 servings (1/2 cup each)
9 cups Chex® cereal (any variety)
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
1.Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2.In 1-quart microwavable bowl, stir together chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave uncovered on High 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.
3.Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Stove-Top Directions: Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Remove from heat; 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.
The silly recipe only tells you to use half the box of Chex, but silly them, don't they realize that if we only use half the box we're going to just have to make more muddy buddies with the other half of the box later? Save yourself the hassle and double the whole recipe and use the whole box. Then they'll last that much longer before you have to run back to Albertsons and buy yourself another box so that you can make more. I'm thinking of buying some stock in the company that makes Corn Chex. I think you might want to consider doing the same. :)