I wanted to give my neighbors something in addition to the Hot Chocolate Mix. I decided to make them Muddy Buddies for two reasons. The first being because they are inexpensive to make and secondly because they taste absolutely wonderful. However, with me being me I couldn’t just make regular Muddy Buddies. I had to add my own little twist to make them more Christmas-ie. (Ok that’s not a real thing but you know what I mean.) I decided to make Peppermint Muddy Buddies. This is a great recipe to involve your little ones. It’s easy and doesn’t create a huge mess. Let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll need:
9 Cups Rice Chex
1 Cup of Semisweet Chocolate Chips or Mint Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup of Butter
1 Tsp of Vanilla
1/2 Cup of Crushed Peppermint Candy
1 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
In a large bowl measure out 9 Cups of Rice Chex and set it aside. Next in a medium sized, microwaveable bowl add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Place in the Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to microwave the chocolate mixture in 15 second intervals until it’s smooth.
Stir in the vanilla and crushed peppermint.
Then pour it over the cereal and stir until the Chex are covered.
Place the coated Chex in a gallon bag and add the powdered sugar. Close the bag and shake it, until they are covered.
Next you’ll spread them out on a baking pan to cool.
Then store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Enjoy but be warned these are addictive.