Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Aug 13: Monkey Munch

We've been watching the show Jon and Kate Plus 8 on TLC.
Jon and Kate Plus 8 is a reality show following a family with 8 children - an older set of twins and a younger set of sextuplets (6). Eight kids total... hurts my head just thinking about it.

What caught my attention one episode was Kate making "Monkey Munch" for the kids. The recipe seemed easy and contained chocolate and peanut butter. Two great taste that taste great together! Yum!

Doing some quick research on the Internet, the recipe popped up as a Chex Recipe called "Muddy Buddies". The full recipe was not aired, but as Kate was reading the ingredients I followed along to verify that both recipes were the same. The type of cereal she used was bleeped out. I guess Chex is not a sponsor of the show... lol.

We made a half recipe, but here's the full recipe.
Chex® Muddy Buddies® (aka Monkey Munch)

9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered 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 refrigerator.

The recipe was very simple to make and tasted really rich and delicious.
We should have made the full recipe. :-)

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