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Sorry for the delay in publishing this post. I spent the past weekend with my husband and in-laws so and there wasn’t any time to work on the blog. I did however, have time to make this delicious snack for Sunday football watching. If you haven’t tried “Muddy Buddies” before you are really missing out. They’re a crowd pleasing combination of peanut butter and chocolate with a great crunch from the Chex. When I was young my mom would make these for my older brothers and their friends, so making “Muddy Buddies” is a very sentimental activity for me. The great part is they’re super easy, done in 15 minutes or less, and the ingredients are readily on hand. They’re also a great hands on recipe to make with children, they love shaking the bag with the chocolate coated cereal and the powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free “Muddy Buddies”

  • 9 cups of Rice or Corn Chex
  • 1 cup dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Measure out the cereal into a bowl and set aside.

Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and Earth Balance into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the ingredients on high for 30 seconds to a minute or until melted. Stir until mixture is smooth and add in the vanilla.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and mix until the cereal is well coated. Pour the chocolate coated cereal into a 2-gallon resalable plastic bag. Add the powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until all the cereal is well coated. If you have any left over (that would be a miracle) store it in an airtight container in refrigerator.