“Puppy Chow,” “Muddy Buddies,” “Mama Crack…” Whatever you call it, for me it’s always my cure all. Bad day? Last minute play date? An extra 10 minutes? This is always the answer! Here is my favorite version of the recipe after trying a few hundred over the years:
1 bag chocolate chips
1 box Crispex cereal 12 oz. (Chex works fine too, I just like the texture of Crispex better)
1 cup peanut butter (I use Whole Foods creamy organic, it melts really well)
1/2 cup butter
1 lb powder sugar
On the stove over low heat melt the butter and chocolate chips. Microwave is fine too. Keep stirring. No need for a double boiler, the butter protects the chocolate from burning. Add peanut butter and stir until melted together and creamy. Pour cereal into a large plastic bowl with a cover (if you don’t have this a large mixing bowl will do, it will just require an extra step when you add the sugar). Carefully pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal and gently stir until coated. You will smash some of the cereal. It doesn’t matter. Add the powder sugar, cover the bowl and shake. Shake upside down and all around to ensure an even coat of powder sugar over the whole batch. If your bowl doesn’t have a lid, spoon the cereal mixture into a large gallon plastic ziplock bag, add the sugar, close and shake. Let cool (I usually have to put it in the fridge to make it cool faster because I can’t wait).
Try not to eat the batch in one sitting.