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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! How fun are these? After seeing this on Pinterest, I decided to tweak the recipe a little bit. The original had some strawberry cake mix in it which didn't sit well with me so I eliminated that and increased the amounts of cereal and candy melts. This would be a fun little something to put in containers to hand out to co-workers or friends. And how easy to change colors for different holidays. Green for St. Paddy's Day! Red, white and blue for the 4th of July! Orange, yellow and brown for fall! So many choices!!!

Valentine Muddy Buddies


1 1/2 cups white (vanilla) candy melts (found at Walmart, Hobby Lobby or Michael's)
1 1/2 cups red candy melts
6 cups rice Chex cereal, divided
2 cups powdered sugar
1 bag Valentine M&M's

Divide the cereal in half and place 3 cups each into two bowls.

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the white candy melts for 1 minute. Stir to smooth.

Repeat with red candy melts in a separate bowl.

Pour melted white candy melts over 3 cups cereal and stir to coat.

Repeat with melted red candy melts over remaining cereal.

Add 1 cup powdered sugar over each bowl of coated cereal and toss to coat completely.

Combine cereals into a serving bowl and sprinkle with M&M's.

Okay...here's all you need.

Divide the cereal into two bowls.

Then place the candy melts 
into two different bowls.


and coat. Then add the powdered sugar.


and coat. Then add the powdered sugar.

See? Combine into one bowl 
then add the M&M's.

Place in a cute container 
and you're good to go!