15-minute Chex Mix Muddy Buddies with a Christmas holiday flair, including white chocolate, powdered sugar, pretzels, craisins, and pistachios!
I completely forgot about these, um, …Muddy Buddies? Puppy Chow? They’re essentially the same thing, and I pretty much spent an hour trying to decide what to label them.
Anyway, this recipe is from last Christmas, but I think I ran out of space in my editorial calendar, and never shared them. And so they got buried.
But it’s like finding money in the couch cushions!
It’s a really fun and addicting treat. Make a batch while school is still in session, so you can pawn some off in your kids’ lunch boxes. Otherwise, you will stand at the counter and eat all 14 cups. Fact.
- 12 ounce box Rice Chex Cereal
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 cup pretzel pieces
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup roasted and salted shelled pistachios
Place cereal into an extra large mixing bowl and set aside.
Pour the powdered sugar into a 2-gallon re-sealable food storage plastic bag and set aside.
Place white chocolate chips and heavy cream together in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until the chocolate has melted and the mixture can be stirred smooth.
Pour half the melted chocolate over the top of the cereal, gently fold with a spatula. Poor the remaining mixture over the top and gently fold to combine (doing this in two steps helps make sure all the cereal is evenly coated.)
Transfer the coated cereal to the bag with the powdered sugar; seal bag and gently toss until all the cereal is well-coated.
Place cereal back in the large bowl and toss with the pretzels, cranberries, and pistachios.