Christmas Crack

Monday, December 7, 2015

It's Christmas time....which means I get to make and eat all of the Christmas Crack Cocaine I want!!! I joke big time, but it's really called "Muddy Buddy" or "Chex Mix." I call it Christmas Crack Cocaine, because it's sooooooo addicting and I just can't get enough.

I make this for my family, get togethers and fun additions to Christmas presents. This batch is for my BSF Fellowship tonight before small group and lecture, but I will also make it to pass out to all of my teacher friends before Christmas break. I hope everyone likes it! Who am I kidding - this stuff is amazing!

I followed the directions on the back of the Chex cereal box - it's so easy. Almost too easy!

Let's start with les ingrédients -

Bottle, I mean glass of Rosé optional.
Note - I forgot to add butter/ margarine to this pic. Paula Deen would be so mad at me!
First add nine cups of Chex cereal to a big bowl - aka the whole box.

Then, in a 1-quart microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High for 1 minute; stir.

That's a lotta butter- see my second confession below. 
Microwave for 30-40 seconds more or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.

Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

Pour into resealable plastic bags. (I divide the mix into two bags so that the sugar really gets on it.) Add double the powdered sugar the recipe calls for. (I like mine coated, not just dusted!) Seal bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool or just lay flat in the fridge in the bag. Store in airtight container in the fridge.

I let mine sit over night because they're really hard to package if they're not cool. To package this delicious delicacy up, I use anything from an old trail mix tub to cute tins and treat bags from Hobby Lobby. These ones below I'm using for our all class fellowship before BSF tonight.

Confession - My kitchen was a hot mess when I finished making this Christmas Crack Cocaine - it always is. Have lots of hand towels ready to wipe off you hands (and mouth, because you'll be snacking while you make it.)

Another confession - while writing the printed recipe, I realized I might have put too much butter in mine. I put 3/4 cup and it only calls for 1/4 cup. Oops! See, now Paula Deen is happy with me again and all is right with the world!

Printable recipe here.


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