Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Perfect Holiday Snack: Muddy Buddy Chex Mix

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chex™. The opinions and text are all my own. 

Ever year around Christmas time, I spend some extra time in the kitchen!  Usually I let Allyson join me but this year I decided I'd make the kids a little treat while they are at school.  It worked out great for me because the mess I made with the powdered sugar was.... Well, let's just say that I'm pretty sure I have it mixed in my hair somehow. 

I have to take a second before we get into mixing everything and tell you about Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios™. Prior to making this recipe, I had not tried them.  So much yumm!  They're going to be my new go-to Cheerios from here on out!  Mixed in with Chex™, and it's even better!  I've got so many ideas going through my head with these 2 products!

Mixing up this recipe is really easy and quite a bit fun.  Muddy Buddies™ Chex Mix will be a hit at all of your holiday parties and even a great snack for late night television watching.  This recipe makes quite a bit, so divide it up!  Some for this party... that party... and Ooo, for you too!

Alrighty, let's get to the reason for this post.  Muddy Buddies Time! Laid out in a few steps, you'll have a delicious batch of Muddy Buddies before you know it.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Chex Muddy Buddies

9 cups Rice Chex or Corn Chex Cereal
1 cup Nestlé® semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup Skippy® Creamy peanut butter
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 cups Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheerios cereal
32 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped, cut in half
1 cup Planters® salted cocktail peanuts·        
Ziploc® 2-4 count containers

1.  Gather your ingredients.  See above for list!  **Snag a few coupons before you're headed to the store and make this recipe even sweeter!  Buy any 3 Chex cereals and get 1 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios FREE
2.  Measure out your cereals in a large bowl.  In this recipe you'll notice the 2 different cereals.  Mix them together for your best result.
3. Measure out your chocolate chips, butter/margarine, and peanut butter.  Place in microwaveable bowl and melt. --This took about 30 seconds.  Stir until melted consistency.
4. Mix in your vanilla with your chocolate mixture.
5. Divide your cereal in 2 large Ziploc bags.
6. Divide your chocolate mixture into both bags.
7. Add half of the required powdered sugar to each bag.
8. Seal bags, leaving a little air and space.
9. Shake and mix well!  Watch for chocolate clumps.

When you have everything all mixed up, you'll add in the peanut butter cups and peanuts.   Pour your mixtures back into a large bowl.

Mix gently with a spoon and you'll find the end result very delicious!  I mean, who doesn't want to eat this mixture?  People have been making it for year and years!  You're going to be a big hit at the party when you show up with this mix!

I cannot get over how awesome my Muddy Buddies Chex Mix tastes! If I had any self control, I'd save some for the kids. It might be gone by the time they are home from school! Shhh, they'll never know it was for them if we don't tell them, right? So, hurry! Grab your coupon and rush off to your local Publix store.    

What is your favorite treat of the season?

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