Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chex Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies are a wonderful holiday treat, and making a few changes to the recipe Chex provides makes them yeast-free. If you have an aversion to peanut butter, any nut or soy butter will do!  I do recommend using the name brand cereal, as the generic is not as tasty.

I like to use my Muddy Buddies in holiday packages to make "Reindeer Chow" in which I mix the treats with M&M candies and yeast free pretzel pieces.

9 cups Rice Chex®
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 cups organic powdered sugar (made with tapioca or potato starch)

Measure cereal and place into a really big bowl; set aside.
In medium 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.
Add powdered sugar.
Seal bag; shake until well coated.
Spread on waxed paper to cool.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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