Trail Mix Monkey Munch

18 Feb

trail mix monkey munch recipe

I’m super excited about this post for a couple of reasons. First, this stuff is riducoulously, insanely spectacularly addictive. Secondly, it’s my first post as part of the Secret Recipe Club. How is works is every month I am assigned a blog and I get to recreate in my way their recipe and in turn someone else is doing the same with on of mine.

trail mix puppy chow recipe

This month I was assigned Veronica’s Cornucopia. There were so many interesting recipes it took me forever to finally decide. She has savoury, as well as sweet, oh and dog treats :) I finally decided on this Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies/Monkey Munch or whatever you want to call it.

trail mix muddy buddies

If you aren’t familiar with this amazing treat it’s peanut butter and chocolate coated Chex cereal which is then coated in icing sugar. Veronica’s version is the perfect base to add in all kinds of extras. I decided to go more sweet and salty with pretzels, peanuts and M&M’s.

trail mix monkey munch recipe

If you make this just once you will never be the same. It is the perfect treat to package up and give away or put out on the table for party. I could totally eat the entire batch to myself, which would not be good for my jeans.

Trail Mix Monkey Munch

In a large/extra large bowl with a lid add in your Chex cereal, peanuts, pretzels and M&M’s. Set aside.

trail mix monkey munch

In a medium bowl melt together, butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter until smooth.

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Pour peanut butter mixture over your Chex mixture and stir gently until everything is evenly coated. Try not to shove your face into it yet.

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Once coated pour your icing sugar over top. Snap the lid on tight and shake, rattle and roll until everything is coated in icing sugar.

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Pour onto a wax or parchment lined baking sheet to set up.

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To store pour back into your large container.

Trail Mix Monkey Munch

Ingredients

  • 7 c Chex cereal
  • 2 c mini pretzels
  • 1 c salted peanuts
  • 1 c M&M's
  • 1 3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 bag)
  • 1 c creamy all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 c butter - cut into cubes
  • 3 3/4 c confectioners sugar (1 lbs)

Instructions

  1. In a large/extra large bowl with a lid add in your Chex cereal, peanuts, pretzels and M&M's. Set aside. 2 gallon sized ziploc bags will work (as per Veronica)
  2. In a medium bowl add, butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter until smooth. Place in the microwave and melt over 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Once smooth pour peanut butter mixture over your Chex mixture and stir gently until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Once coated pour your icing sugar over top. Snap the lid on tight and shake, rattle and roll until everything is coated in icing sugar.
  5. Pour onto a wax or parchment lined baking sheet to set up.
  6. To store pour back into your large container.
  7. Adapted from Veronica's Cornucopia
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7 Responses to “Trail Mix Monkey Munch”

  1. Melissa February 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    What an incredible idea! I never would have thought to add ingredients to a typical muddy buddy recipe. Great SRC choice and welcome to the club!

    • Christina February 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      Thanks Melissa

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Oooooooh I love it!!! I would positively inhale it.

  3. heather February 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    My hubby would love your variations of this puppy chow! welcome to the SRC! I’m new to the group C, so I hope you stop by and visit my site too! http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com/2013/02/avocado-cup-salad.html

  4. Nancy @ gottagetbaked February 19, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Holy crap, that looks so good! I love how easy and adaptable this is. That would be dangerous to have lying around my apartment – I would definitely end up eating the whole shebang.

  5. Veronica February 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Love that you added some extras to make it a trail mix version! My nephew and I made a Scooby Doo recipe for this (on the back of a coloring book) that also had raisins in it and nuts and it was good! Love your photos.

  6. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} February 20, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Looks delicious! Great SRC choice!

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