All over Pinterest I have seen pins for muddy buddies made with Chex everywhere. While I like Chex okay, we had other sorts of cereal here and some assorted goods, and I decided to try to make my own version. I did two, and while I liked the white version better, my boyfriend adored the chocolate, so I’m going to showcase that one.
Muddy Buddy Remix
4 c. cereal (I used Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Experiment with ones you like!)
2/3 c. chocolate chips
1 tbsp shortening
1/4 c. dry chocolate cake mix
handful of marshmallows
handful of pecans (if desired)
First, you put the chocolate chips and the shortening into a microwave safe bowl, then put it on for about a minute and a half, until it’s melty and awesome. You stir it together (you can omit the shortening if you want thicker chocolate, but I felt it made it into a coating way better with it in there.
Then put the cereal into a very large bowl, and pour the chocolate mix over top of it – stir until it’s all coated and looks something like this:
Let it sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes to take the chill off. After it’s cooled, stir in the cake mix, the marshmallows, and the nuts. Then store in an air-tight container. It should look like this when you’re done:
The white version is easy as well – substitute the chocolate chips with four squares of white almond bark (or white chocolate chips), and use white cake mix (I used funfetti and it was awesome) instead. For the cereal I used the new Krave, and it was great. I also did not add nuts into the white. This is what that end result looked like: