Every year I give out food gifts to my co-workers. This year I decided to do a muddy buddy recipe. This recipe came from The Recipe Critic and was the perfect recipe for my co-worker gifts. I ended up doubling the recipe because the original recipe only serves 8 people. Since this will most likely be my last post this week I want to wish you all a very Marry Christmas. Enjoy the time with family and friends.
Ingredients: 5 Cups Rice Chex Cereal ~ 23 ounce bag milk chocolate chips ~ 1 cup caramel bits ~ 2 TBSP Heavy Cream ~ 12 Shortbread Cookies (Sandies or Lorna Doones) ~ 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar ~ 3 packages of Twix Bars, chopped (6 sticks)
In a big bowl place 5 cups chex cereal. In a microwave safe dish, melt the chocolate chips for 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Be sure and stir after each 30 seconds. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir until all the cereal is covered.
Do you give baked goods as gifts?
- 5 Cups Rice Chex Cereal ~ 23 ounce bag milk chocolate chips ~ 1 cup caramel bits ~ 2 TBSP Heavy Cream ~ 12 Shortbread Cookies (Sandies or Lorna Doones) ~ 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar ~ 3 packages of Twix Bars, chopped (6 sticks)
- In a big bowl place 5 cups chex cereal.
- In a microwave safe dish, melt the chocolate chips for 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Be sure and stir after each 30 seconds.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir until all the cereal is covered.
- Melt the caramel and heavy cream in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time.
- Pour over the chocolate covered cereal mix.
- Lightly fold everything together so that it all mixes together.
- Using a food processor pulse the cookies until fine. If you don't have a food processor just place in a ziploc bag and roll over it with a can or rolling pin.
- Add the powdered sugar to the bag and dump in the chex mix and shake until all the cereal is covered. I did about a half at a time.
- Add the twix to the mix and then serve. I placed them in festive individual sized bags.
It’s probably a good thing you shared this with us this week and not last week because I would have devoured the entire batch!! Sounds and looks so good!! xo, B
I gave them out this morning and I already got a thumbs up. DEvouring them is totally acceptable, I mean it is Christmas! The diet starts after the holidays! 😉
That sounds delicious!! I love the puppy chow made w/ chex but this sounds even better!
With the bits of caramel and the twix it is an indulgence for sure!
i made a big batch of white trash (puppy chow) this weekend, but i need to add muddy buddies to the list!
They are so good but this was the first time I made them myself.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
How nice of you!
Merry merry to you and Seamus and your family!
Thanks! Merry Merry Christmas to you, MFD, Gus , Geege and Crazy Mae.
Oh that looks so yummie!!
I refrained from eating too many but it was yummy! 🙂
I thought this was going to be more like our puppy chow recipe, but then I saw the caramel and the pulsing of the chex mix i think so I may have to see about trying this one out!!
It is similar. The pulsing is of the shortbread cookies though. It gets mixed with the powdered sugar for a nice outer layer.
Those sound so good!!!! I love muddy buddies! So sweet to give some to your co-workers!
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!
They are so good, the powdered sugar over the chocolate. Can you really go wrong?! Haha!
I always say I am going to make something like this and then never do. YUMMMM!
Oh you should. They are pretty easy to make and so worth it!
Amanda Elizabeth says
Ummmmmmm those look so good! I would definitely be a happy coworker if those came my way!
Thanks! I got a thumbs up before I even finished handing them all out! Haha!
YUM! I bake a ton of cookies and feed them to my friends and co-workers every year. Today was delivery day. Have a Merry Christmas!
They are such an easy way to knock off a large group of people! Merry Christmas!
Carly Blogs Here says
YUM! I’ve never seen this recipe with the cookies or carmel added in but I can only imagine how delicious it tastes!
It was so good. I really recommend making it.
What an AWESOME Muddy Buddy recipe!! I’ve only ever had or made the traditional ones, but these sound AMAZING!! I am the same way and give my co-workers sweets each year 🙂
I can’t take the credit though I did change the amount of the ingredients a bit. I may have snuck a tasting or two. Okay three. 😉 Sweets are the best when giving to a large group.
I should have done something cute like this for my coworkers! All those ingredients together sound yummy!!
It was such a good combination of flavors. I wanted to keep some for myself, but it’s probably best I didn’t! 😉
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
This is my husband’s favorite holiday snack, they look even better homemade 🙂
Homemade is always better and they weren’t too hard to make.
Tricia Coniglio says
These look amazing and semi-simple for my non-baking butt. hahaa. I don’t bake for gifts but sometimes I think it would be fun. Until I look at all the ingredients it requires (and I don’t have) then realize there is no way I’ll ever use the ingredients once I buy them. Then change my mind. heheee
Yes! No baking at all just microwaving! The leftovers are hard when you don’t bake a lot but that just means you get to bake again! 😉
These sound amazing! I made some homemade marshmallows for a couple neighbors this year.
That sounds like a great idea. Did you use cookie cutters to make shapes?
Linda sheridan says
Looks delicious! I give cookies all the time throughout the month of December usually to my kids and my parents.
Have a great Christmas!!
Love, SMD’s Momma
Cookies are always welcome here! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
mmm look at that magical goodness!!
It was such a good combination and the bits of Twix was nice.
What lucky co-workers you have! These look so yummy! Hope you had a Merry Christmas 🙂
Thanks! It was a fun recipe to try.
Krystal R. says
This looks so good!!! I wish I saw this earlier i may have even attempted it!
I think this is one you can totally do, mostly just heating up in the microwave and stirring.
I love Muddy Buddies! Caramel in them… GIMMEE!
The caramel brought it to the next level!
Oh, that is so nice of you, you’re a great coworker! 🙂 They look delicious!
Kisses from Zurich,
Thank you. It was a way to show my appreciation.
um, yum!! totally doing this next year, way better than what i did (lindt choccies lol)!
Lindt is pretty good chocolate too. 😉