Monday, April 30, 2012

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Chex Creamsicle Buddies


I've always been a Muddy Buddies devotee—I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, layered over the crispiness of Chex cereal. But, recently, my eyes were opened to a whole new world of flavor: Chex Funfetti Cake Batter Buddies. Instead of peanut butter and melted chocolate, the recipe calls for vanilla Almond Bark, and the standard powdered sugar coating is combined with Funfetti cake mix. The stuff is insanely sweet, and frighteningly addictive. (When I made it, a pregnant woman in my office went wild—and you can't argue with a pregnant lady's taste.)

      I decided to temporarily set aside my Funfetti obsession, and play with another one of my favorite flavors: orange creme. I combined orange cake mix with powdered sugar, and dusted it over vanilla candy-coated Chex. It's super sweet, but not cloyingly so, and has a refreshing punch of citrus, which partners deliciously with the powdered sugar. It tastes just like a Creamsicle, minus the brain freeze.

Chex Creamsicle Buddies
Adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff

What you need
5 cups Rice Chex cereal

5 squares vanilla flavored Almond Bark
1 tsp vegetable shortening
¼ cup orange cake mix
¼ cup powdered sugar

Put it all together
  1. Melt the Almond Bark and shortening in the microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. 
  2. Pour the melted Almond Bark over the cereal in a large bowl. Gently stir until the coating is evenly distributed.
  3. Dump the cake mix and powdered sugar into the bowl, and toss lightly until the cereal is evenly coated.


  1. Totally have to make these! My boyfriend is obsessed with anything orange-flavored and I love muddy buddies.