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Leprechaun Chow {Muddy Buddies}

Hi everyone! Yes, I finally have a St. Patrick’s Day treat for you! Every year growing up my Mom would make a huge corn beef and cabbage dinner on St. Patrick’s Day and I always looked forward to it! I love love love corned beef but we never had any kind of dessert. So, here is one of my all time favorite desserts to make, muddy buddies (or puppy chow as we call it!) it is so easy to make, if you can use a microwave you can make this yummy treat!

Leprechaun Chow {Muddy Buddies}

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

Now, this may look a littler familiar to you, it is the came concept as my Reindeer Chow, but only this time instead of M&M’s I used the marshmallows out of the Lucky Charms cereal… oh yea!

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

Leprechaun Chow {Muddy Buddies}
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Crispix cereal (the bigger box)
  • 1 box Lucky Charms (the smaller box)
  • 2 Cups (1 bag) chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-5 Cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a microwaveable bowl, place the butter and peanut butter and microwave at 20 second intervals until melted. Mix and add in chocolate chips. If chocolate chips don't melt all the way while stirring, place back in microwave for another 20 seconds.
  2. In a very large bowl, pour half of the crispix cereal, pour half of the chocolate mixtures and stir gently with a spatula. Keep stirring until coated in the chocolate. Place on a sheet tray and coat the rest of the cereal in the remaining chocolate chips mixture. Place this on the sheet tray with the other batch. Let cool for at least 20 minutes.
  3. While cereal is cooling, Pick out allllll of the marshmallows from the Lucky Charms. Yes, this is tedious but worth it! Set aside.
  4. It is easiest to use a paper bag for this next step but a plastic baggie is okay too. Place about a cup of powdered sugar in the bottom of paper bag. Add half of the cereal mixture in the bag and close tightly. Turn it upside down and around, over and over until all of the cereal is coated in the powdered sugar. Open the bag and if not all of the cereal is coated, add some more powdered sugar and shake again. Pour half of the marshmallows in the bag and do one last shake. Store in an air tight container. Do this step again with the remaining mix.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

In a microwaveable bowl, place the butter and peanut butter and microwave at 20 second intervals until melted.

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

Mix and add in chocolate chips. If chocolate chips don’t melt all the way while stirring, place back in microwave for another 20 seconds.
In a very large bowl, pour half of the crispix cereal, pour half of the chocolate mixtures and stir gently with a spatula.

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

Keep stirring until coated in the chocolate. Place on a sheet tray and coat the rest of the cereal in the remaining chocolate chips mixture. Place this on the sheet tray with the other batch. Let cool for at least 20 minutes.
While cereal is cooling, Pick out allllll of the marshmallows from the Lucky Charms. Yes, this is tedious but worth it! Set aside.

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

It is easiest to use a paper bag for this next step but a plastic baggie is okay too. Place about a cup of powdered sugar in the bottom of paper bag. Add half of the cereal mixture in the bag and close tightly. Turn it upside down and around, over and over until all of the cereal is coated in the powdered sugar. Open the bag and if not all of the cereal is coated, add some more powdered sugar and shake again. Pour half of the marshmallows in the bag and do one last shake. Store in an air tight container. Do this step again with the remaining mix.

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

Serve and enjoy!

So easy! And so, delicious. I hope you and your little Leprechaun enjoys this fun snack!

Leprechaun Chow, a fun twist on the classic muddy buddies for St. Patrick's Day!

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11 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Sami says:
    March 2, 2014

    This looks delish! I’ve just been introduced to the muddy buddies and I think they could be dangerous. I will have to try this!

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    Jenn Walker says:
    March 3, 2014

    So cute! I love Muddy Buddies, but never thought about adding something else to them, such as the marshmallows from a box of Lucky Charms! Very clever :)

  3. avatar
    Gina says:
    March 4, 2014

    Yum! Adding this to a plan for a co-worker who is a St. Patty’s baby!

  4. avatar
    March 4, 2014

    This looks yummy! It would be so fun to make with my boys during spring break next week. Pinning! Stopping by from Hit Me With Your Best Shot:) I’d love for you to link it up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party. It goes live on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. MST. http://addicted2diy.com

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    Amy W says:
    March 6, 2014

    Now this looks completely adorable and probably tastes amazing, too! Thanks for sharing at our link it or lump it party this week.

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    Linnycakes says:
    March 6, 2014

    So pretty and festive for St. Patrick’s Day! And your recipe and tutorial is easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

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    Kristina says:
    March 7, 2014

    I never thought to do muddie buddies with a different type of cereal, but why not? I bet the kids would love it! Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    Krista Low says:
    March 24, 2014

    You had the most viewed post @ Great Idea Thursday’s! You are being featured with this fabulous post. My son sure thought they looked great :)

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