Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chex Mate

I have been making this for years, usually around Halloween. It's become a fall tradition, of sorts.

I never followed a recipe, I just went with the flow. I never measured anything out, I just put chocolate chips and a big hunk of smooth peanut butter in a bowl and microwaved til creamy. I never added butter or vanilla, but it's a great addition. Then I tossed in the cereal (I prefer the corn) and shook the heck out of it in a large ziploc bag til it was fully coated in powdered sugar. I never measured out the sugar either. I just kept adding til it was white and resembled little mummy squares.

I'm a fan of throwing all kinds of stuff in a bowl til it turns good-peanuts would be good in this. Can you imagine chocolatey-peanut buttery-sugary coated nuts? Mmm! I call it Mummy Mix, but Chex calls it Muddy Buddies.

Mummy Mix from Chex

  • 9 cups Corn, Rice or Wheat Chex®
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside. 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. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

NOTE: I added about an extra cup of powdered sugar, an extra half stick of butter and another handful of chips. No wonder these were so good :-)

4 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Okay, I started to read this and was sooo excited because I want to make this! Then you kept saying you wing it and don't measure...and I thought, "oh no, I'm not going to get the measurements!" :) Whew!

Do you watch Jon & Kate + 8? I think Kate makes this for her kids and they love it.

Monica h said...

Food Librarian- I do watch Jon and Kate- I don't know how she handles all those kids, but they are cute! I think this recipe makes about 9 cups...by the time all her kids are served there wouldn't be any left. It's easy and fun and yummy. Oh, and she has already admitted she in not a baker (of any kind) so this is the perfect treat. Anyone can do it.

My whole point was, you don't need a recipe to make this. Throw a bunch of stuff in the bowl, melt, mix and mmmm!

Oh, I also read a suggestion from the Chex website where it says to use peanut butter chips instead of chocolate- that could be good, especially with their chocolate Chex cereal :-)

Hennifer said...

Funny, I just spent the last 2 days eating copious amounts of this stuff. A coworker's mom is always making snacks and bringing them in.

it is just too good for some reason!

Joanna said...

i love me some good puppy chow. that first picture threw me over the edge! the chocolate cascading down onto the ocean of chex mix. so perfect.

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