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Playing in the Kitchen: Evil Muddy Buddies

Evil, just pure evil. Why? Because they are DELICIOUS, super-easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, there is very little clean up… oh dear, one must be careful. Maybe I should have titled this How NOT to loose weight before the Wedding... :D


The Original Recipe:

9cups Chex Cereal
1cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2cup peanut butter
1/4cup butter or margarine
1teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2cups powdered sugar

Preparation Directions
1.Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2.In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave 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.
3.Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

I halved the recipe… to keep it to a respectable amount for one (I am a monument of self-control, but why tempt myself :P) ... and also, WHO has a 2 GALLON ZIP TOP BAG in their pantry… thats just not normal. Everyone has gallon sized ones.
For those who dont want to do the math, here you go:

4 1/2 cups Chex Cereal
1/2cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4cup peanut butter
1/8cup butter or margarine (same as 2 Tbls)
1/2teaspoon vanilla
3/4cup powdered sugar

This makes just the right amount to spread out on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet.

Technically, one serving is 1/2 cup of Evil Muddy Buddies. So this 1/2 recipe should be making 9 servings (though in my world, it turns out to be only like 3 or 4 servings, oops). Each 1/2 cup servings contains Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 200mg; Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 17g); Protein 3g

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