Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Peppermint Cake Muddy Buddies

I love peppermint. Peppermint candy, peppermint ice cream, but especially cake with peppermint frosting. It is absolutely delicious way to celebrate the season. I have always wanted to create a cake flavored Muddy Buddy recipe and when I saw the crushed candy canes at Winco, I knew that the recipe needed to mimic one of my favorite holiday treat.

This sweet and flavorful take on Muddy Buddies has all the taste of cake batter with just the perfect hint of peppermint and because I was in the mood for extra chocolate, I threw in some Christmas candy too!

You will need: 

  • 6 Cups of Rice Chex (Right now you can save $1 on Bulk Foods when you buy any two boxes of Chex cereal  at Winco)
  • 12 oz of vanilla melting chocolate (use melting chocolate, not chocolate chips)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix ( You can also save  $1 on Bulk Foods when you buy four Better Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix or Ready to Spread Frosting at Winco)
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar 
  • 1/2 C. Crushed Candy Canes
  • Christmas Sixlets just for fun

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments. Using melting chocolate versus white chocolate chips ensures a better and smoother chocolate. I use chocolate chips when I make things with milk chocolate, but always using melting chocolate for white chocolate. Stirring each time. When the chocolate is smooth pour it over the cereal in a large bowl.
 Stir the chocolate into the cereal, thoroughly coating it. Combine the cake mix, powdered sugar and candy cane bits and then pour over top of the cereal. Mix to combine well. If you want a stronger peppermint taste, you can always add more to your taste. I bought crushed candy canes in bulk at Winco, but you could always use a food processor too.
What is your favorite Christmas treat?

Would you like to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card to help with your Christmas shopping this year? All you have to do is head over to Winco's Site here and then leave a comment here telling me which of the two recipes feature on the home page would you want to make this Christmas season! (You can also get another entry on our Facebook page! Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner is Alysha Doan!
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