Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Christmas Muddy Buddies

A simple cereal mixture, coated with melted chocolate and peanut butter,
with a powdered sugar coating.  Add candies, nuts and pretzels to give for a fun gift!

Or make visitors feel special when they drop by! 

                                               I love all the colors - so inviting and fun! 

Melted chocolate/peanut butter/butter blended onto the cereal..
before sprinkling with powdered sugar! MMMM! 

Bagged up ready to give as gifts! 

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  • 3 c. Corn Chex
  • 3 c. Rice Chex
  • (Or 6 c. Crispix cereal) 
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • (I like milk chocolate too) 
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 4 Tb. salted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 - 12 ounce bag of Christmas M&Ms
  • 2 - 3 c. pretzels
  • 1 c. salted peanuts, optional 
  • 1 - 2 c. Reese's mini peanut butter cups

  • In a large bowl add Chex cereals and stir gently using your hands; set aside.

  • In a medium glass bowl add chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter; melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one until the mixture is melted and smooth.

  • Add vanilla extract and salt, stirring until fully combined.

  • Pour the chocolate/peanut butter/butter mixture on top of the Chex cereal; gently mix with a spatula until fully covered.

  • Working in two batches, pour half the Chex mix into a ziploc bag with 1 cup of powdered sugar, seal the bag and shake until all the cereal is covered with powdered sugar.

  • Pour the powdered sugar covered Chex onto a baking sheet; set aside. Repeat with the other half of the Chex cereal and powdered sugar in the same bag, making sure to seal the bag. Shake until the Chex is completely covered with powdered sugar.
  • (The kids will enjoy helping with this process!)

  • Pour the cereal mixture onto another baking sheet and allow to cool completely.   I cover with parchment paper for easy cleanup. 

  • When ready to share or serve, place cereal mixture in a large bowl; add M&M’s, pretzels, peanuts, and Reese's peanut butter cups and mix until fully combined and enjoy! 

Box or bag up to give to happy recipients! 

It's beautiful - so many pretty colors! Very festive for gift giving! 


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1 comment :

  1. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift of this yummy snack mix??!! I know that I sure would! ❤️🎄❤️