A Christmas holiday version of your favorite chocolaty Chex mix, this Peppermint Mocha Muddy Buddies snack has a hint of espresso and peppermint crunch!
9cupsRice or Corn Chex cereal(or a combination of both)
1 1/2cupssemisweet chocolate chips
1 to 2teaspoons espresso powder
1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
1/2 to 3/4cupAndes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips(or chopped candy canes)
Measure the cereal into a very large bowl; set aside.
Using a 1-quart microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter (uncovered) for 1 minute. Carefully remove from the microwave and stir. If more time is needed, microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until smooth. Remove from the microwave and carefully stir in the peppermint extract and then the espresso powder.
Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal. Use a large wooden spoon to gently mix the cereal so it is evenly coated with the chocolate.
Line a large sheet or two of wax paper on a counter or table top. Transfer half of the chocolate coated cereal into a 1-gallon plastic zipper bag. Pour in 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar and half of the peppermint crunch baking chips. Seal the bag, allowing air to remain, and shake to coat the cereal. Spread on the wax paper to cool. Repeat with the remaining cereal, powdered sugar and baking chips using the same bag.
Once completely cooled, store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator (or just eat it!) :)