ohhh yaaaa.  i had forgotten how good this little snack was.call it monkey munch, (like on Jon & Kate plus 8), muddy buddies, puppy chow, whatever you want to call it, it is fabulous.  so good, that i couldn’t stop nibbling on it while i cooked supper.  then, i even found myself having a glass of milk too.  needless to say, there went my appetite.  (as jerry seinfeld would say, summarized, “i’ve waited my whole life to ruin my appetite. if i want a cookie for supper, (or monkey munch), i’ll have a cookie.  or two or three cookies.  because i know there’s another appetite coming up.”)

so, that’s what i had.  monkey munch.  (although i ate 3 bites of grilled chicken, as if that would cancel out some of the bad calories. ha)

anyways.  i will include the recipe.  it’s easy. it’s quick. it’s a crowd-pleaser.  and this version, is also peanut-free.  

 Muddy Buddies


  • 9 cups of Chex cereal (basically, an entire box)
  • 1/2 cup of I.M.Healthy Soynut Butter (or peanut butter, if you’re not allergic)(or another cup of choc. chips)
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Pour cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine chocolate chips, soynut butter, and margarine in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH 1 – 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring after 1 minute.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal, stirring until all pieces are evenly coated.
  5. Then pour cereal mixture into a large resealable plastic bag, (2 gallon bag), with powdered sugar.
  6. Seal securely.
  7. Shake until all pieces are well coated.
  8. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  9. Store in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container.

there you go.  you probably have some version of this recipe already….but if not, give it a try….but be prepared to ruin your appetite….or spoil your supper….. but you’re an adult.  you’re allowed!

and it’s worth it!!!!  

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