Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monkey Munch!

Fixing to make the Monkey Munch!

Stirring and Mixing...which was accompanied by her own song with these words :)

Shake it Love

More Shakin'


Well, after watching a rerun of Jon and Kate plus 8...yep, I'm a follower of the show. I love it. Wesley can hardly watch it because of the tone and communication Kate has with her husband...I am able to see past it...she is a busy woman on a mission of raising 8 stinkin' cute kids. Anyhoo, after watching the episode that they make Monkey Munch (it is called all kinds of things...I was always told it was Puppy Chow...but the Monkey Munch is somehow more appealing...?) Hope and I decided we'd make some together. Now we have made two batches...we made a second "healthier" version...if that is possible after the first one disappeared in less than 24 hours. Love had to help too...she was not about to let her sister have all the fun. They got a real kick out of it to say the least...in more ways than one ;) Here's the recipe:

Monkey Munch

9 cups Chex cereal(any variety)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 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 mixes smoothly.
5. Add the vanilla and stir.
6. Pour over the cereal while stirring.
7. Put combination into a 2-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.


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