I’ve been on a baking frenzy this season. Cabin Girl and I attempted to calculate it and figured I made around 1,000 servings of treats; cookies, breads, bars, and fudge.
I remembered a few years ago that I’d tried my hand at making Buckeyes. You know, little balls of peanut butter smothered in chocolate? Amaze-balls. *snicker*
Thinking of peanut butter and chocolately goodness made me think of Muddy Buddies. You know, Chex cereal smothered in chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Mmmmm.
What if I COMBINED THEM?!
And so a star of a treat was born.
- 9 cups Corn Chex™, Rice Chex™, Wheat Chex™ or Chocolate Chex™ cereal (or combination)
- 4 cups semisweet **chocolate chips, divided
- 1 cup **peanut butter, divided
- 1/4 cup **butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided, plus sugar for dusting
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute with 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup butter. Stir, heat another 30 seconds, or until it stirs smooth. Mix in 1 tsp vanilla.
At the same time:
Alternate pouring cereal, remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, and chocolate mix into mixer, while it’s running. Mix until everything is coated.
Now, melt the other 3 cups of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with coconut oil (you can use butter, but the oil makes it turn out smoother) for 1 minute, stir, and heat again for 30 seconds, until it stirs smooth.
**These can easily be altered to be allergy friendly. Use Sunbutter, dairy free chocolate chips, and your favorite butter alternative for a nut free, dairy free, gluten free treat!**