how to's day - muddy buddies!

i thought it would be fun to start a new little post called
how to's day!
(get it? its funny because i'll post it on tues-day... cheesy i know ;] )
i love getting ideas for new projects and recipes
and figured its about time i share the love!

today's how to - how to make friends at any social event
also known as - how to make muddy buddies.

this is a tasty little snack my little sis makes allll the time.
we brought it to a bbq over the weekend with some new friends,
and i can safely say we'll be invited back :]

muddy buddies!

8 c chex cereal
1 c chocolate chips
1/2 c peanut butter
1/4 c butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
optional - pretzels & m&m's

- melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla together.
easily done in a microwave, just put them in a tupperware and stir often to keep from burning.

- stir your chex into the melted goodness, making sure you have a big enough bowl to get them all coated. i found using a squishy plastic spatula to be the best for not crushing your chex. pop in any extra pretzels or m&ms you want to add when almost done stirring.

- now for the fun part! put your chocolate coated chex goodness into a freezer sized ziploc bag and add the powdered sugar. make sure you zip it up nice and tight, and start shaking! shake your mix until every little bit gets nice and coated by the powdered sugar.

- let it chill in the fridge till it gets nice and cold, then eat until you get sick :] its just that easy.

of course i forgot to take a picture before we left,
but this is what we came home with...
and that giant bowl was full to the brim with muddy buddy goodness!