Thursday, April 23, 2009

Good Mommy Monkey Munch

Curly's kindergarten class is on a rotating snack system. Once every 26 school days she is responsible for bringing snack for the entire class. Tomorrow is her designated day and she loves to help me in the kitchen so we made Monkey Munch. I feel like a Good Mommy and she loves to take what she made to school. Everybody is happy.

Monkey Munch

9 cups (1 14oz box) Chex cereal (any variety, the chocolate kind makes the yummiest, of course)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar


1. Put Chex in a large bowl and put aside.

2. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter into a quart-sized microwavable bowl.

3. Stir the ingredients together.

4. Microwave the mixture uncovered for a minute on high. Stir the mix again and continue to zap in thirty second intervals until it's smooth.

5. Add the vanilla and stir.

6. Pour over the cereal while stirring. Stir chocolate mixture into cereal.

7. Put combination into a gallon Ziploc freezer bag

8. Add powdered sugar, seal the bag and shake until distributed.

9. Spread Monkey Munch out on wax paper to cool and dry.

10. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for storage, or make cute little bags for the class like this:

It's so yummy, if you are giving it away you might want to make extra so you can pick at it while it cools and still have enough left. Super easy, super yummy and super fun.


  1. We call this Puppy Chow! Yum. :)

  2. I was just going to say we used to call that Puppy Chow! Two thumbs up on the presentation Tracy! Very cute! Makes me wanna make some.

  3. How very 'Jon & Kate' of you! ;)

  4. Yummy! I've never tried this but I'm definitely going to. Love the packaging too. So cute!