This afternoon, my inner child and I would like to make a fun treat to snack on. I don’t usually make treats, so everybody in my household will probably be completely shocked. The original recipe is from the Chex website and it’s called Muddy Buddies. It’s also called “Puppy Food”, “Puppy Chow”, and “Monkey Munch”. Here’s the vegan version:
Vegan Monkey Munch
9 cups Rice Chex, Corn Chex, or Chocolate Chex cereal (or combination) (I used Crispix)
1 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegan butter (i.e. Earth Balance)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar
1.Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2.In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and vegan butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir.
3. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
4. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
After this sugar high, I’m sure there will be a few monkeys jumping on the bed!