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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Muddy Buddies and a New Apron


Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Monkey Munch, whatever you want to call it,  is a quick to throw together sweet snack thats been around seemingly forever.  I remember first trying it when friends' parents would bring it to class parties at school.  For years and years, I never had puppy chow again until I got a bag of it this past Christmas.  It reignited my love for the chocolatey, peanut buttery, sweet crunchy snack and not long after I whipped up a batch of it.  I made a half batch (see the following recipe) but it could easily be doubled.


Muddy Buddies
4 1/2 cups Rice or Corn Chex
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup confectioners sugar

Measure the cereal, put in a large bowl and set aside.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter, stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, gently stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable zippy plastic bag.
Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on parchment paper to cool. Store in airtight container.

I also wanted to share with you one of our newest products.  We have a few new Smart Baker items coming out, one of which I am SO excited about, but I'll save that secret until I have better pictures of it :)  This one is pretty amazing, too.  
We've now made a Bar-b-que counterpart to our popular Baking apron!  Instead of a convenient measurement chart printed upside down for bakers to read while baking, we've made a Bar-b-que Temperatures and Grilling Time chart - still printed upside down for easy reading!  There are two different designs, both come in either black, green or blue.  It's a great gift for father's day, or for all those summer BBQs you'll be going to.  Great for all the lovable BBQ masters in your life! :)  For more info on our BBQ Apron, visit The Smart Baker's shop.  Also, if you're not a fan of The Smart Baker on Facebook yet - you should be!  We'll be posting Facebook fan only coupons, giveaways, and more.  (Stay tuned for a very exciting new product I'm sure all you bakers will love!)




Fallon said...

Muddy Buddies... are so good. One time my girlfriend made them and had them in a huge bowl. I ate the mindlessly (is that a word? lol) until my tummy started to ache. I almost ate the whole bowl!

Stephanie said...

Fallon - it is easy to eat a whole bowl of these bad boys without even realizing it! They are dangerous little buddies :)

Mrs.Bump said...

This looks really yummy. How much peanut butter? I didn't see that in the recipe.

Stephanie said...

Mrs. Bump - Oh my goodness, you're right! What a booboo. I've added it back in. 1/4 Cup of peanut butter. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Sorry 'bout that!

bethannhoffman said...

These are so yummy! The funny thing is, you can't really sit down and eat 4 cups of cereal in one sitting but you CAN eat 4 cups of Muddy Buddies! I really enjoy your blog.


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