Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerios Chex Muddy Buddies

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Last year, I canceled Christmas. My grandma had passed a few weeks before, and I just wasn’t in the mood to celebrate anything. We didn’t put up a tree, I didn’t send out Christmas cards, and the only gifts I bought were for our parents and Pete’s nephews.

This year, we are absolutely making up for it. We got our tree (our first real one!) today, hung lights, and put out decorations. To kick off the season, we went with my parents to our town’s tree lighting. On the drive home, my mom said she really felt like she was in the Christmas spirit. So Pete and I decided it would be a great idea to invite my parents back to our house for a snack and a Christmas movie.

They agreed — so I decided to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerios™ Chex™ Muddy Buddies™ for us to share. Have you had these yet? Oh my gosh, they’re amazing. I had seen them before and always expected them to be overly sweet. Nope. They are the perfect amount of sweetness. Almost too perfect because you don’t want to stop eating it!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerios Chex Muddy Buddies

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What You’ll Need:

  • 9 cups Rice Chex or Corn Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheerios™ cereal
  • 32 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped, cut in half
  • 1 cup salted cocktail peanuts

What You’ll Do:

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Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 30 seconds and stir until it is combined. Stir in the vanilla.

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Completely cover the Rice or Corn Chex cereal with the chocolate mixture.

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Pour the cereal in a large plastic bag. Pour the powdered sugar on top and shake until the cereal is completely coated.

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Add the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheerios cereal, mini peanut butter cups, and peanuts to the bag with the cereal. Shake until it is all mixed up.

Serve.

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What’s amazing — and sort of surprising to me — is you can serve this right away. You wouldn’t think so because of the melted chocolate mixture. I actually expected it to need to cool before we could grab handfuls of it. But actually, once the powdered sugar sticks to it, you can grab it without making a mess.

This was the perfect holiday movie snack. It was easy to make and makes a lot, so it’s a great snack to bring with you to any holiday parties you might be invited to this year. You can pick up all the ingredients at your local Publix.

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Would you make this Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerios Chex Muddy Buddies snack?