Happy February, friends! Are you still searching for that perfect Valentines Treat? Try this easy Valentine Muddy Buddys recipe! It’s a little sweet, a little salty and a lot delicious!
Valentine Muddy Buddys
A sweet and easy, strawberry flavored Valentines Treat your kids will adore!
- 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chips
- 5 ounces red candy melts (I found them at Michael's craft store)
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 5 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 1 cup strawberry cake mix
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ package Valentines colored chocolate candy pieces
- 3 cups mini pretzel twists
Divide the Chex cereal into two medium size bowls. (2½ cup in each)
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the white almond bark (or white chocolate chips, if using.) with ½ teaspoon of shortening. Microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring well after each time. Do this until the mixture is very smooth. It shouldn’t take more than two minutes. Watch carefully, as the bark can burn if heated too much! Carefully pour melted white chocolate in the first bowl of Chex and mix to evenly coat the cereal.
Melt the red candy melts in another microwave safe bowl (or just clean out the one you used for the white chips) following the same directions above. Once the red chips are melted, pour this over the second bowl of Chex and mix until well coated.
In two gallon size ziplock bags, place ½ cup strawberry cake mix and ¼ cup powdered sugar. Dump the red bowl of chex mix in one bag and the white bowl of chex mix in the other. Shake each bag until all the cereal is coated with the powdered sugar and strawberry powdered cake mix.
In a large bowl, mix the red and white Chex blends together. Add the pretzels and serve!
Recipe adapted from the recipe critic
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day, whether you celebrate with someone special, or with all the special people you love! Couples or single, let the day be about LOVE. Love and Valentine Muddy Buddys because, you know, snacks are good any time! ;-)
Till next time! Live life deliciously!