Happy Friday! I thought I’d pop in here quick to share an easy, fun, and tasty recipe just in time for… National S’mores Day! I can’t make this stuff up. 😉 National S’mores Day is August 10th, and I couldn’t let this little food holiday pass by without whipping up a little something s’mores-ish.
Although I’ve certainly enjoyed my fair share of cooler temperatures while in New York (I believe anything is more temperate than Florida’s August weather), it’s been a bit humid to turn on the oven the past few days. So I had no-bake s’mores treat on the brain. Something simple that still screams s’mores. Enter: s’mores muddy buddies!
Not only do you not have to worry about turning on the oven to make this recipe, but it really comes together in no time.
I use a mix of Ghiradelli white chocolate melting wafers and peanut butter to coat the rice cereal. Earlier this week, I received a package of chocolate goodies from Ghiradelli, including their new melting chocolates. I can’t wait to play around with the dark chocolate too!
Anyway… if you’ve ever made muddy buddies (or “puppy chow”), you know the drill — you coat your cereal (rice Chex) with the melted chocolate/peanut butter mixture, then toss with powdered sugar. But! This recipe is different. Since this is s’mores mix, I coated the cereal in a graham cracker crumb mixture. So good.
Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips round out the mix, resulting in a sweet snack mix that is the perfect summer snack for s’mores lovers.
Warning: this recipe makes a lot. I made sure to make enough for my family to enjoy, and also to be able to bring some on a little road trip this weekend (to New York City, woohoo!). You can easily cut the recipe in half if you’d like, though if you’re like me, I’m sure you’ll find a way to
inhale enjoy the big recipe. 😉
[print_this]S’mores Muddy Buddies
A sweet cereal snack mix made with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, and chocolate chips for a simple summertime snack. For an extra chocolate flavor, use milk or dark chocolate in place of the white chocolate melting wafers.
Makes about 12 cups
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: n/a
- 8 cups rice chex cereal
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups Ghiradelli white chocolate melting wafers
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup powdered sugar
Place the cereal, marshmallows, and chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Place the graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar in a large ziploc bag.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate and peanut butter on HALF power, about 30-60 seconds, stirring occasionally, until melted. Immediately pour over the cereal mixture; gently stir until coated.
Place the coated cereal into the graham cracker crumb bag. Close and shake until well coated. Allow the mix to cool before storing.[/print_this]