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Muddy Buddies

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Also known as puppy chow, Muddy buddy is always a delicious snack idea. This Nutella Joe Muddy Buddies recipe from Anne Colagioia updates the classic muddy buddy recipe by adding delectable Nutella spread. This is definitely one of the best gluten free recipes around. You will wish that all healthy snacks recipes tasted this good!
Ingredients
  Chex cereal 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Semisweet chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Nutella hazelnut spread 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Instant espresso powder/Instant coffee 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set it aside.

Measure the cereal into a large bowl with enough room for mixing and set it aside.

If your espresso powder isn’t fine enough put it into a small sandwich bag and crush up the granules with either a flat mallet or rolling pin before adding the powdered sugar and espresso powder to a 1 gallon Ziploc bag and shake to combine.

In a medium microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, Nutella, and butter on high for one minute then stir. Microwave for an additional 20 to 30 seconds depending on the microwave and stir again until smooth. Pour the mixture over the cereal and stir until the cereal is pretty evenly coated. Work quickly to prevent the chocolate from solidifying.

Add the coated cereal to the bag with the powdered sugar and espresso mixture, seal the bag, and shake it until the cereal is well coated. Then dump it out onto the waxed paper and allow it to cool. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Mixing
Ingredient: 
Cereal
Interest: 
Party
I am thinking that this would make an interesting Valentine's Day snack. This easy to make, no bake party treat is a remake of traditional Muddy Buddies. In this video, Anne says, “It combines the flavors of chocolate, hazelnuts, and espresso to appeal to the more adult palate.” I think it could be true. I'm gonna put this to test, what about you?

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