Thursday, January 7, 2010

Something New #1.....1/1-1/7

In an attempt to get out of many ruts I seem to have fallen into in my life (same 10 dinners, layouts that look the same, same style of clothes, same stores, etc) I have decided to try something new each week and record it here on my blog! I hope that documenting it here will keep me doing it and by the end of 2010 I can look back at the 52 things I tried!

Chex Muddy Buddies:
This is from the back of a box of Rice Chex. We had some friends coming over to watch the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day and I needed a quick little snack! This fit the bill and I had all the ingredients on hand! I loved it! It feels a bit holidayish to me so it probably won't be something I make a lot but I look forward to it next Christmas! :)

9 Cups Corn, Rice, or Wheat Chex (or a mix...I used rice and corn)
1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips (I used milk chocolate)
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar

1. Measure cereal into large bol and set aside.
2. In microwavable bowl, microwave chips, peanut butter and butter on hig for 1 minute, stir. Microwave another 30 seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon ziploc bag. (I can't find these so I just used 2 1-gallon bags and split the mix!)
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight conteainer in refrigerator.


Allison said...

Great idea Lynn! Those are so yummy!! Haven't had them in years.

Heather Lough said...

We call it Muddy Buddies, and I love that. Choc. and pb is da bomb.