Have you heard of Muddy Buddies?
My mother-in-law got the recipe off of a Chex cereal box long ago. A few weeks before the Superbowl, my husband explained to me that Muddy Buddies were a tradition that I should keep. He explained what they were, but I misunderstood his description. They are supposed to be made with Chex or Crispix cereal. I thought he said Chex Mix.
I went to the store, and in the potato chip aisle, they had bags of Chex Mix in several different flavors buy one, get one free! I picked the Caramel and Vanilla flavors. When I got home, Tommy told me that I was just supposed to get the cereal. So, we had Muddy Buddies with a twist.
The recipe for Muddy Buddies is HERE. Try it, really. Instead of the 9 cups of Chex cereal, I used 8 cups of Chex Mix. I followed the rest of the recipe. Tommy said he prefers the original, but I liked the added pretzels and such. It kind of added a little salty flavor to the sweet.
I added the melted chocolate and stirred (this part took the longest).
Then, I put the powdered sugar in a gallon zip-top bag, and added the chocolate and cereal mixture. Then, I just had to shake it up. I had to add more sugar, but when it was done, I just poured it out on wax paper. The recipe said to let the chocolate cool, or dry. We were actually able to start snacking right away.
I can tell you that these taste really good, and they really are ready in 15 minutes. I started them after the game began, and they were ready before Half-time (I am a really last-minute person). If you've never made them, this would be a great weekend snack or party food!