Heaven in Ziploc
Muddy Buddies didn’t even exist in the town I grew up in until about fourth grade, and then it was only to show up tentatively, stuffed away in gallon-sized Ziplocs, stored out of reach from grabby children and beer-bloated husbands. Come look at these, moms would whisper to each other, arguing the fine details of the brand’s outrageously high calorie recipe, weighing the pros and cons of sugar levels, protein values, etc. So for those first few precocious years, only the cool PTA moms with salt-and-pepper hair and an equally-peppered past made muddy buddies. That is to say, not my mom. My sister and I would track down the powder-brushed morsels at any and all potlucks, BBQ’s and sports-sponsored carbo-loads we were usually loathe to attend and leave with a proud crusted layer of powdered sugar, peanut-butter and chocolate over our (probably) already dirty adolescent hands.
Here’s a modified version of the classic Muddy Buddies recipe, a toast to adulthood and packing on the winter pounds a few weeks (months) prematurely.
Here’s What You Need:
- 9 cups Chex cereal
- 1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup medicated peanut butter (if you find medicated peanut butter to be too difficult to make/find, you can always use cannabutter as a substitution for the butter below instead)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
How to Make Medicated Muddy Buddies:
Pour cereal into large bowl; set aside.
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Stir regularly until the mixture has melted and combined completely. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate sauce slowly over cereal, stirring gently to coat evenly.
Pour cereal into large plastic bag (unscented garbage bags also work quite well). Add powdered sugar and secure; shake to coat well. Spread on waxed paper or clean countertop to cool. 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup servings should be sufficient for the cannabis version.