These Mudddy Buddies (or Puppy Chow or whatever you may call it) went incredibly fast at my house! Replacing peanut butter with almond butter worked great. I had to use almond butter so one of my kids wouldn't be left out of this bowl full of crunchy, chocolatey yumminess. :)
See below for the super easy recipe and the kind of peanut free & gluten free almond butter I used to make this delicious treat.
Muddy Buddies Without Peanut Butter
You will need:
- 9 cups rice cereal squares
- 1/2 cup smooth and creamy almond butter
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups powdered sugar
What you'll do:
Pour rice cereal into large bowl. Melt chocolate chips slowly in heavy sauce pan (what I did) or double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly. Add almond butter and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and pour over rice cereal. Stir with spatula until cereal is evenly coated. Put 1/2 of the mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag and add 1/2 of the powdered sugar. Seal bag, then shake it up until completely coated. Transfer Muddy Buddies to a pretty serving bowl. Repeat process with remaining cereal mixture and powdered sugar.
Here's the almond butter I used to make the Muddy Buddies. It's made with blanched roasted almonds, organic cane sugar (3 grams per 2 Tbsp), palm fruit oil, and sea salt.
Can't find it at your store? You can order from Amazon and choose between a 16 oz or 10 oz 3-pack:
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!
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