You’ll find this recipe under many different names: reindeer chow, puppy chow, muddy buddies, crack. Oh wait, that last one is just in our house! Well, it’s white and powdery and TOTALLY ADDICTIVE! Oh, BABY! This stuff is just delicious! And so easy, your kids could make it. In fact, having your kids make it is a great way to get them out of your hair while you’re working on Christmas dinner. Just sayin’.
Crack Reindeer Chow
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 cup smooth peanut butter
5 cups Chex
3-4 cups powdered sugar
In a large, microwave-proof bowl (preferably one with a lid), combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter.
Microwave for a minute and stir together. Continue microwaving in short bursts (so you don’t scorch the chocolate) and mixing until the peanut butter and chocolate are thoroughly melted together.
Add the Chex and carefully stir until coated.
Add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Secure the lid onto the bowl and shake the dickens out of it! (you can do this part in a zip top bag if you don’t have an accommodating bowl.)
This next step isn’t necessary, but if you want it to look exceptionally snowy, this’ll do it!
Spread the chow onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle a cup of powdered sugar over the top. Using your hands, gently turn the chow so that it is completely coated.
Now, it’s perfectly acceptable to dig into it at this point, but if you can stand to wait overnight it will be much sturdier. (If you’re going to be packaging it up, you’ll definitely want to wait.)