June 24, 2015

Chex Muddy Buddies

Today I gave the kids a popsicle and locked them outside. While they were busy with a water fight on the trampoline I decided to make a quick and easy snack... for me! Ok, it's for them if there is any left by the time I finish this post.

We've all eaten Chex Muddy Buddies before I'm sure, and today while making them something occurred to me that hadn't before. It is something that goes to show I am deep in the trenches of motherhood. I measured out the 9 cups of Chex Cereal. Then I looked in the box at what was left. Two cups... maybe. Why in the heck does the recipe call for 9 cups when you could use the whole box instead? Does that make any sense whatsoever? Like, who is going to eat that little bowl of cereal? If your kids are like mine they won't hardly touch cereal as it is because I make them hot breakfast way too much, so these two cups of cereal would just sit in this big box taking up space in my pantry for a few months until they are stale and then get thrown away. Unless by some lucky chance someone does pour them into their bowl and the kitten finishes the soggy cereal around noon.  Or once again if you are like me, you will feel guilted into eating soggy cereal because you don't want to waste it. Instead you end up wasting your calories on something that doesn't taste good. That's where I'm at now, if it doesn't taste good I'm not eating it and wasting my precious calories. Anyhow I FIXED the recipe so you can use the whole box and avoid all such scenarios. You're  welcome.

Unwasteful Chex Muddy Buddies
1-12 ounce box of Chex Cereal
1 1/2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
5 Tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar.

Pour the cereal into a large bowl and set aside
Place the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and if needed add another 15-30 seconds. Pour over the cereal and stir to coat. You can use a 2 gallon ziplock bag to mix with the powdered sugar, or just toss it around in the bowl. Pour mixture out on a cookie sheet to cool. That's it! I promise they'll eat it all, even those last two cups that could be sitting in your pantry. :)

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