Muddy Buddies

A college party staple...Chex cereal mixed with chocolate and peanut butter. Also affectionately known as Puppy Chow.

Serves about 12 people

Muddy Buddies

9 cups Chex cereal (any variety)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Place cereal in large bowl. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in high for 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture is smooth when stirred. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolage mixture over cereal, stirring until all pieces are evenly coated. Pour mixture into large plastic bag with powdered sugar; shake until all pieces are coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Makes about 9 cups.

Note: Contributed by Carrie. Photo by naviniea under Creative Comons license.

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