I think at this point most people have tried or at least heard of Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow or Monkey Munch, well at least in the Midwest. It is a cereal based treat that combines creamy peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar with Crispix or Chex cereal. This is a quick easy thing to make and it is a very kid-friendly cinnamon raisin puppy chow recipe. The kids can stir and shake and really enjoy feeling like they made something with just some minor adult help and supervision.
So how does mine differ from the standard recipe? First off, I changed it up by using my favorite go to peanut butter again for recipes. Yes, that’s right. Peanut Butter & Co Peanut Butter but this time Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter inspired me. Then when I noticed that there was Cinnamon Chex Cereal too I knew I had to make this new concoction. I changed up the chocolate and used white chocolate instead too and oh my goodness! This stuff is amazing! I kid you not. The flavors went perfectly together and make it less sweet than the original. At least in my opinion it’s less sweet. It is definitely one of those snacks where you can easily grab a handful to munch on only to notice that you are already went back and grabbed more. This will also make a great lunchbox treat with back-to-school right around the corner. My four year old absolutely loved it. Her praise for it came out something like this… “Mommy”…. crunch, crunch, chew…. shovel more in…. “I love”… crunch, crunch, chew…. shovel more in…. “this stuff! Thanks!” Followed up with a hug. Now that is some high praise from a preschooler!
Cinnamon Raisin Puppy Chow
9 c. (13.5 oz box) Cinnamon Chex
1 c. white chocolate chips
1 c. Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter
1/4 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
Measure out the Cinnamon Chex into a large bowl and set aside.
Place the white chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Continue microwaving for 30 second intervals and stirring until completely melt.
Pour the melted mixture over the cereal and stir to coat. Then pour into a 1 gallon sized Ziploc baggie and pour the powdered sugar over the top. Seal the bag and shake, shake, shake until everything is coated.
Spread on wax paper to cool and then store in an airtight container.
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