Sunday, December 29, 2013

Muddy Buddies / Puppy Chow Recipe!

The holidays are the best time of the year.  Being gluten-free, it's hard to not want to naturally indulge in those wonderful (gluten-filled) holiday treats.  Well today I have for you a great Muddy Buddy recipe that you can make and bring with you to any gathering - whether it be for the holidays or any occasion.  The recipe is naturally gluten-free.

What to gather:

  • 9 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips (Toll House work great!)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 - 1 gallon Ziplock / Hefty bags
  • Glass measuring cup or microwavable bowl
  • Large mixing bowl

What to do:

  • Measure out 5 cups Corn Chex Cereal, place in large mixing bowl
  • Microwave chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter for 1 minute, stir, add in vanilla, then microwave for another 30 seconds until mixture is smooth
  • Pour half of chocolate/peanut butter mixture over cereal, mix, then add 4 cups cereal and the rest of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture, mix all together until cereal is coated entirely
  • Take 3/4 cup powered sugar and place into first 1 gallon bag, and then do the same to the other bag
  • Divide the cereal/chocolate mixture in half, and place half into each bag
  • Add 3/4 cup powered sugar to each bag, seal, and shake!
  • Add 1/4 cup powered sugar (if needed) to each bag to fully coat each piece, shake!
  • Place storage bags in the refrigerator to cool and serve!
Important Note to my Gluten-free Friends:  If you are gluten-free and sharing with others who are eating food containing gluten, make sure you take your share first or have a separate container for your portion.  You can get cross contamination as everyone eats cookies and then reaches their hands into the Muddy Buddy mix as you eat along with them.  Avoid getting sick later and have your own little cup of Muddy Buddies. :)

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