Halloween Buddies (Nut Free Puppy Chow)

It was my turn to provide snack for my girls’ Girl Scout troop the other day, so I wanted to do something “halloween-y”.  I decided on these Healthified Halloween Buddies.

and boy, did they go over well!  I changed the recipe up a little so my little allergy boy could have them too.

Halloween {Muddy} Buddies

  • 4 1/2 cups Chex Corn cereal
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter *I used Sunbutter
  • 2 T. butter or margarine (I use Smart Balance)
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup candy corn (I used the Caramel flavored)
  • 1 cup salted cocktail peanuts *I replaced these with Cheerios!
  1. In a large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1 quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, Sunbutter and butter uncovered on High for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave 15 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.  
  3. Stir in vanilla.  
  4. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.  
  5. Pour into 1-gallon Ziploc bag.
  6. Add powdered sugar.  Seal bag, shake until well coated.  
  7. Add candy corn and Cheerios, shake to mix.  Spread on waxed paper to cool.  Store in airtight container in fridge. (we had NO leftovers!)
Quick and easy Halloween treat!
Have a spooktacular weekend!  (I just couldn’t resist.  I’m so candy corn-y!)

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