Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Fiendish Plot Involving Muddy Buddies


In hindsight I should have recognized this as a fiendish plot to derail our summer day, but as they say hindsight is 20/20.  The other day, Tati, my older daughter was craving Muddy Buddies.  Hey, aren't Muddy Buddies for Christmas?  I agreed we could make them, not realizing her motivation behind the plot.  Of course we didn't have the ingredients on hand and had to go to the grocery store.  Then, we came home to make the Muddy Buddies -- that was the end of productivity for the day.  Chores that weren't done, didn't get done.  I should have followed the famous maxim "Work Before Play."  That's how my summer days are sometimes.  How about yours?

Tati Sneaking Some Buddies


Recipe for Muddy Buddies -- From the Chex Website

9 cups Corn, Wheat, or Rice Chex or a Combination -- we used corn
1 cup milk chocolate chips (We are politically incorrect -- we don't like semi-sweet 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, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter 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.

We quickly bagged up some to give away.  Do you know that some people have never eaten Muddy Buddies?  We are talking about you Danielle -- we were glad to introduce them to you.


Thanks for dropping by (drooping too if you are tired) my Red Couch where you are always welcome to come and sit a spell.

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22 comments:

Danielle said...

I just had this for the first time this weekend - except Iwas told it was caled puppy chow -I like Muddy Buddies better.

KatiePerk said...

I am not sure if I have had this either! But I Will try it!! Looks good!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

**Waving hand** I've never had a muddy buddy! If it helps forget about chores... maybe I should:@)

Barbara F. said...

Never heard of them either but I know I would love them!!!! xo,

Debbie said...

We call it puppy chow, too. I love it, but I've never made it myself. A friend used to bring it to my girls. Now, I can use your recipe and try it.

I love the way it looks in the festive bag! I think it's an any time treat.

La said...

Yum! I have to confess my chore train is easily derailed on a regular basis.

Be sure to stop by my blog this week to enter my giveaway.

Have a great week!

Holly said...

I love this stuff!! I should make it more often...and I'm drooping a little;) lol

Sue said...

Muddy Buddies are so good and so addictive! Once I start eating them, I have a hard time stopping! Sometimes you just have to take a "day off". :)

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Sounds like a treat we need to try. I think maybe I've had it disguised under a different name. Thanks for sharing your recipe Joni and thanks Tati for your summer time request!

Judy said...

Muddy Buddies!!! They're pretty much a staple at my house. Quick, easy, and addicting... who could ask for anything more! lol

~Judy

Entertaining Women said...

Oooh....I think that Muddy Buddies are right up my alley! Thank you for the recipe. They'll be great for Christmas in July! Cherry Kay

Pondside said...

I have never even heard of this - but it sounds like my kind of treat!

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Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is one of my kid's favorite treats. Around our house it was called "Puppy Chow" and I haven't made it in ages because I literally can eat myself sick on this stuff! Sometimes it is worth not getting things done...time with our kids is precious!

Marlis said...

Now that sounds so wonderful! I too have never had them and I too am chocolate-politically incorrect.. give me milk chocolate any day! Many blessings, marlis

Julie Harward said...

I love this treat, we have eaten it for years and I can eat the whole batch!!! ;D

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I'm one of those people who has never heard of this snack. This is just the type of thing I love to munch on. I bet my grandkids will love it too. Thanks for this excellent idea, Joni. I'm seeing this in my Christmas baskets.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, this sounds wonderful! I sure would love to make it for my grandgirls too! Thanks for this yummy idea, I so love it! Thank you for the 4th. Popcorn too! YUMMY! Hugs, FABBY

Kristeen said...

I guess I've been out in "left field" to long because I've never eaten "Muddy Buddies" either! But I am coming in to try this one.. thanks and your last post == another one I am going to try..THANKS - hugs

teri@thefreshmancook said...

I am embarrassed to admit that I have not had Muddy Buddies either!! Now that I have crawled out from under my rock, I will be trying them. They sound delicious! Thanks!

Beth said...

Delicious! We always called this Puppy Chow. My son loves them.
Blessings, Beth

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

This is by far one of my favorite recipes. We always use dark chocolate chips.

I'd love to have you share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/06/30/4th-july-dessert-lemon-bars/

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