Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I got this recipe from a friend in California YEARS ago. I'm not sure where she found it...maybe on the back of the Rice Chex cereal box. But it is a FUN and yummy treat and WAY better than the store bought version I've seen. I've been making this so long that I've learned to adjust the ingredients to suit our tastes. I have three grown nephews that fight over this stuff. When I made this the other day, my daughter wandered through the kitchen, saw just the ingredients sitting on the counter and she KNEW what I was making. She was a happy girl.

Muddie Buddies

9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter
¼ teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar

Pour cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave and stir until ingredients are smooth, about 1 – 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla.

Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and stir until coated.

Pour mixture into a large plastic container with a lid and sprinkle with 1 – 2 cups powdered sugar. Secure the lid and shake until all of the cereal is well coated. Store in the same container.

Here's what you'll need.

I'm making more than the recipe 
calls for with my batch. But melt the 
chocolate, peanut butter and butter together.....

..until smooth and creamy dreamy.

Pour it over the Chex and stir. 
This isn't fully coated yet.

But this is!!!

I have a BIG plastic container that I use. 
I layer the powdered sugar and coated Chex 
to make sure the sugar gets all over.

It works for me....

Shake, shake, shake until everything is nice and coated.

See this little nugget? We fight over these! 
They're the best ones!!


  1. Wow, what a lovely, easy and yummy recipe..Very well done!!!

  2. This MUST be a favorite to warrant "Gone With the Wind" in the background!