I needed to make something quick and transportable to Mary’s clothes swap party so I thought muddy buddies/trash (because some mix it in a trash bag)/ puppy chow would do the trick. It only takes a few ingredients and is a quick recipe I could place in a few tupperware containers and it would not taste different when left out for potentially hours at a party. I also knew I had to change the original recipe in order for it to be blogworthy so I simply replaced the butter and peanut butter with speculoos (or Cookie Butter if your a TJ’s shopper). I found a few recipes online, but I was not about to buy a box of cereal and have only one cup left over, and I did not see the point of adding the butter when more speculoos would just add more flavor.
Here is the recipe for the original
9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
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
1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2. 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.
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator
Here is what I used….
3/4 jar of Speculoos
12.5 oz box of Nature’s Path Crispy Oaty Bites Cereal
3/4 C of semi sweet chocolate chunks (I eyeballed this)
about 1C powdered sugar (once again eyeballed)
*Note no need to spread on waxed paper. I placed mine in three different containers (which I consolidated into two to transport). Also try these straight out of the freezer!