I asked Frank if he wanted any muddy buddies the other night and he said “no, I don’t like them”. When I asked if he even knew what they were, he said yes “chex with sweet shit on them”.
What is wrong with that man?
I’m pretty sure the first time I had muddy buddies, they were called “puppy chow” and I was at a farmer’s market in Lancaster. It was love at first bite.
Add s’mores to that mix? It becomes an obsession.
This came together in no time. And aside from the few mixing bowls, the clean-up was pretty effortless.
So, now I’m thinking of even more flavors to re-create: key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, dark chocolate espresso. Yum.
But first, lets slow it down and just share this recipe with you.
S’mores Muddy Buddies
makes approximately 24 – 1/2 c servings * total cost: $6.59 * total cost per serving: $0.27
- 5 c golden graham cereal, divided – $1.80
- 3 c toasted rice cereal – $0.60
- 1 c powdered sugar – $0.16
- 1/2 c creamy peanut butter – $0.56
- 1 1/2 c chocolate chips, divided – $3.12
- 1 3/4 c mini marshmallows, divided – $0.35
Combine 4 cups of the golden graham cereal, the 3 cups of toasted rice cereal and 1 cup of mini marshmallows in a large bowl. Set aside.
Put the powdered sugar in a gallon zip-lock bag, and set aside.
Combine the peanut butter and 1 cup of the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals until melted, stir to combine.
Pour the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the cereal and marshmallows making sure to coat evenly.
Scoop out the coated cereal and place in the zip-lock bag. Close the bag and shake until cereal is completely coated in powdered sugar.
Pour the cereal out into another large bowl, or air tight container. Add the remaining golden graham cereal, marshmallows and chocolate chips and serve!
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