But I suppose for many, the holidays officially don't wrap up (and the diets don't officially begin) until January 1st (or 2nd).
That's why I decided to share this classic and popular snack food, Muddy Buddies (a.k.a Puppy Chow). I meant to share this recipe before Christmas, because it is so easy and always a hit, perfect for holiday entertaining, but of course the days got away from me. So if you haven't already made this holiday favorite this year, don't hesitate! Make a big batch for the kids to snack on while they are out of school or for a New Year's Eve party!
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Muddy Buddies a.k.a. Puppy Chow
4 cups Rice Chex cereal
4 cups Corn Chex cereal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
Measure cereal into large bowl; set aside.
In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High for 1 minute; stir. Microwave for 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.
Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container.
adapted from Chex Cereal