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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Muddy Buddies

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Although I was planning to take today off from the blogosphere {it was a crazy race weekend!} I wanted to share with you a super simple St. Patrick's Day dessert that you can throw together quickly -- and it's delicious! 

I guess I first need to ask if "muddy buddies" are a regional obsession?! Growing up, I could not get enough of this sweet treat, but after speaking with a co-worker who had never heard of the term "muddy buddies", I began to wonder if this was something half of the country was missing out on? For those that haven't heard about this addicting snack, it's Chex mix, peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar all combined to make a snack that you literally can't stop eating. How can you honestly go wrong with any of these ingredients?! 

It always seems that as the post-race recovery period begins, all I want are sweets {so please excuse this unhealthy recipe ;) }. I thought to make these muddy buddies more festive, I would add a few St. Patrick's Day ingredients: green M&M's and Lucky Charms cereal {I also have a confession about that: I have never tasted or bought Lucky Charms cereal before this recipe! I'm not a big sweets person, except post-race days, but I thought this cereal was too perfect to pass up!}. The result is a delicious and addictive sweet snack that you will not be able to stop eating! Hopefully this cures my post-race sweet tooth :)

Have you heard of muddy buddies? Or do you call them something else? Or are these a totally new snack to you? Let me know in the comments below! 

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1 box Chex cereal {about 9 cups}
1/4 cup green M&M's
1/4 cup Lucky Charms cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Place Chex cereal in a large bowl. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Cook on high for 30 seconds, stir with a rubber spatula, and cook for another 30 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and toss to coat, using a rubber spatula. Pour the mixture into a 2 gallon resealable plastic bag. Add the powdered sugar to the bag, seal the bag tightly and shake vigorously to allow the powdered sugar to coat the cereal. Spread mixture onto waxed paper to dry and mix with the green M&M's and Lucky Charms. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

*Click here for the standard Muddy Buddy Recipe 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! 

14 comments:

  1. Total muddy buddies fan right here! This looks awesome. :) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day! xo

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  2. I love muddy buddies! This is such a cute St. Patrick's version!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Thanks, Rach! Aren't they so addicting?! xo

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  3. I have heard of them before but have never tried it. Looks good!



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  4. Your blog looks so cute! I like muddy buddies!
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  5. Muddy buddies are my absolute favorite!! Once I had my wisdom teeth pulled and got cannabis muddy buddies instead of pain killers but that's a story for another day ;)

    Danika Maia
    http://www.danikamaia.com

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  6. Holy yummy!! This looks so amazing! Happy st pattys day!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day! xo

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  7. Mmm I love muddy buddies; they're so addicting. I like your personal touch of the Lucky Charms marshmallows. What a great idea.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Thanks, Carmen! You are so right, they are beyond addicting! xo

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