Monday, September 14, 2009

Muddy Buddies

I don't know what there is about people who feel they need to have something to eat at meetings. We are having our Friends of the Sacramento Library Board of Directors meeting Tuesday evening and I have been assigned "cookie duty". Usually, the baking talented bake chocolate chip cookies although there has been a lemon crisp while the baking challenged simply buy a couple dozen cookies at the local grocery store.

I'm not exactly baking-abled but when I saw this recipe on the back of the Rice Chex box I thought, even I can do that! First of all, I made a 1/3 batch to see if we'd even like the stuff. It was a hit. It tastes almost like chocolate wheat check but a little sweeter.

The recipe, written on the back or side of most Rice Chex boxes couldn't be much simpler:

Muddy Buddies (snack food)
9 cups Rice Chex
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

In micro wavable bowl combine all ingredients except sugar and Rice Chex. Heat on high for about a minute. Stir thoroughly then heat it again for 30 seconds. MIx in rice chex and stir until evenly distributed. Place in resealable 2 gallon plastic bag and pour in powdered sugar. Now bounce, turn, shake, and otherwise have fun with the bag until the powdered sugar is spread all over the pieces of Muddy Buddies. Store in airtight bag in refrigerator as it will quickly re-clump.

This is what my looked like just before putting it in the bag for shaking.

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  1. Sounds good, but we'd have to make it sans the peanut butter. I find I am fine eating snacks at meetings or dessert as long as I eat a smaller portion for lunch or dinner to compensate for it.

  2. We love making that...always a hit