Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Candy Cane Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies get a winter makeover with white chocolate, vanilla frosting, Andes Peppermint Candies, and crushed candy canes. Pure peppermint perfection!

I'm not sure what it is, but I've been on a HUGE peppermint kick lately! I've been dreaming up all kinds of minty concoctions and waiting (impatiently) to share them with you! (I didn't want to overwhelm you with too much mint before Thanksgiving!) But now that we're just one day away from Turkey Day, I figured I'd throw caution to the wind and share one of my FAVORITES - these amazingly delicious Candy Cane Muddy Buddies!

I think I can safely give credit to Target....and their seasonal candy shelves that are STOCKED with pepperminty options....for my recent flurry of minty love! Ever since my trip there a few weeks ago, I've been busy plotting and planning, baking and (no)-baking, and definitely definitely taste testing. It's funny - usually I'm not much of a mint person. But I am seriously inhaling all these treats! I thought I had done some major damage on the Mint Oreo Fudge......but that was before these babies came around! Watch out!!

I'm not sure if it's the white chocolate (my favorite) or the vanilla frosting (I seriously eat it straight from the can) or all the crushed peppermint candies that infuse each piece with the taste and smell of candy canes....but whatever it is, it's HIGHLY addictive! And of course I HAVE to try each batch I make along the way! You wouldn't trust a blogger who didn't, right? So really, I'm eating this for YOU! You're welcome.

As for the recipe? You can thank me later. After you've made your 4th batch because it's just SO GOOD and you can't stop eating it, either! I can almost guarantee that's exactly what will happen....and when it does, just remember - I warned you! Eat at your own risk. And enjoy!

Candy Cane Muddy Buddies
8 c. Chex cereal
1 c. Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
1 c. white chocolate chips
1/2 c. vanilla frosting
2 Tbsp. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
6 candy canes, finely crushed

1. Pour Chex Cereal and Andes Baking Chips into a large paper grocery bag. Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt white chocolate chips,vanilla frosting, and butter. Stir mixture constantly until completely melted. *Note: mixture will be thick.
3. Pour white chocolate mixture over mixture in grocery bag. Fold the top of the bag and shake vigorously to coat cereal.
4. Add powdered sugar and crushed candy canes. Shake again to coat cereal.
5. Lay muddy buddies on a large rimmed baking sheet to cool completely. Before serving, top with additional crushed candy canes (optional).


Be sure to check out some of my other Muddy Buddy recipes!

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  1. These look AMAZING! I might just have to try them. :)

  2. Love munching on muddy buddies and this festive version sounds wonderful, especially during the holidays :) Thanks for sharing Cathy and hope you have a great week!

  3. I'm willing to take the risk on these Cathy! These sound so good and I perfect for my own peppermint addiction!

  4. You know how I love these buddies and these look like the perfect holiday treat. Thanks for sharing. Hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful holiday! Can't believe it's tomorrow!

  5. OMG...those look and sound amazing Cathy!! I cannot wait to try them. :)

  6. These do sound amazing! My kids love to help make the regular muddy buddies. We will have to try this recipe - pinning so I have it. Thanks.

  7. Oh wow! Pinned for future reference (like later today?) and can't wait to try these!

  8. Amazing!! I think I'll make them for my Bunco party tonight!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  9. These are so beautiful and festive! Pinned!

  10. Holy cow, girlfriend. This is MY kind of treat!!


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