Now on to the Muddy Buddies. Some people call these Puppy Chow because it looks a bit like kibble and that is what we grew up calling it, but the box says Muddy Buddies and that is what we shall call them now. I know, I know there are all kinds of different ones now you can make with all kinds of ingredients, spices, candies and what have you, but for us, I wanted the traditional version. This one:
It is not hard to make, does not take much in the way of fancy ingredients, but they are so tasty and remind me of my family and Christmas time so much! Again with the nostalgia, I blame the holidays. Below is the finished product. So dang good! The recipe calls for putting the cereal after coating in a plastic bag to shake in the sugar and others I have seen call for a paper bag....I just put mine in my BIG BERTHA of a stainless bowl, stir it and then toss it around in the bowl until it is coated. You may have a little powdered sugar dust and don't breath too close, but this method works great for us. :)
I will have to try another recipe for chocolate cream pie, I have one in mind, but we shall see. Do you have one you rely on or share? I do NOT like meringue, so I need one that does not require it. Not sure why, just have never liked the flavor or texture of meringue. I prefer whipped cream and lots of it!
Hugs and happy baking!