Not only does this recipe come from Chex™ but so did all the ingredients! Back on July 4th I made a Chex™ mix snack pack with pretzels, M&M’s and white chocolate. I made little individual packs for my family to enjoy at the movies and they LOVED it, like really really enjoyed it. I tagged Chex™ in the post and to say thank you, they sent me a box of goodies and ingredients so I could try their new flavor, Peanut Butter Chex™ and to make Muddy Buddies.
I really like Chex™ anyway so making these Muddy Buddies was definitely going to happen! And I gotta say, the new Peanut Butter Chex™ is a great snack to eat right out of the box. My husband and I snacked so much we ate half the box in 2 days, ha!
So I gotta be honest and say, when I made these I forgot an ingredient. oops! It happens, but I didn’t realize it until I was completely finished and I saw the stick of butter still sitting on the counter. Oh well, I thought, it’s too late now, lets just see how they taste. Great, they tasted awesome, so yummy in fact I ate two big handfuls. I shared them with my family and they loved them too.
So I’m not necessarily sure you ‘need’ the butter. My guess is that it helps the chocolate harden but I definitely didn’t need it, the chocolate hardened right up and no one knew any different. So it’s your call on the butter, add or not add you can decide. :)
5 cups Peanut Butter Chex™
4 cups Chocolate Chex™
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter uncovered on high 1 minute; stir. If needed, microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stir gently until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
*Tip - do not over melt the chocolate/PB mixture. It’s easy to burn chocolate and there’s no saving it. After the initial 1 minute cooking time, stir really really well, you may not need any additional time - I didn’t.
Add powdered sugar to the bag. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container. I keep it in the fridge, it’s really good chilled!