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Monday, February 28, 2011

A Little Taste of Heaven

To start things off on the right foot, I decided to post the recipe for what I grew up calling Muddy Buddies but others know it better as Puppy Chow. Regardless of its unique name, if you have ever tasted this snack, you know how delicious and satisfying it can be. In high school, it was one of my go to things to make, only under the condition that I took it out of the house so that my mother didn't eat the whole bag. Needless to say, my friends sure appreciated that rule!

This recipe is quick, easy, and takes a standard cereal and makes is delicious:

1 box of chex or crispix
1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup of margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 1/2 cups of powered sugar

  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 freezer.
It is also interesting to see on the wikipedia page just how many names this piece of heaven has: 



For a school assignment I was told to start a blog about anything, but choosing anything can be more difficult than it seems. Then clarity struck and the only logical answer was to blog about cooking! My plan is to post the things I cook and bake as well as the recipes. I hope these recipes will help when it comes to planning your meals.