Funfetti Cake Batter Puppy Chow

Funfetti Cake Batter Puppy Chow

Yield: about 7 cups

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:3 minutes

This Funfetti Cake Batter Puppy Chow (aka. Muddy Buddies) is quick and easy to make. The Chex cereal and the sprinkles add a crunch to the smooth cake batter flavoured white chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 135g (5 cups) Chex cereal, see notes
  • 285g (10oz) white chocolate, chopped
  • 95g (¾ cup) cake mix
  • 30g (¼ cup) icing (powdered) sugar, sifted
  • 40g (¼ cup) rainbow sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Measure out the Chex cereal into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, sift the cake mix and icing sugar together, set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate using either the double boiler method, or in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second bursts until smooth. See notes if you're unsure how to do this.
  3. Pour the white chocolate over the Chex cereal, gently stirring, until coated.
  4. Once the cereal is coated, add the sprinkles, and cake mix/icing sugar mixture into the bottom of a large food-safe bag-I used a large freezer bag. Seal the bag with air in it (it helps with coating), and shake the bag until the cake mix and sugar mix coats the chocolate coated cereal.
  5. Allow to set before serving. This can be sped up in the fridge or even faster in the freezer. Once set, just give it a little shake to help separate any cereal that may have set stuck together.

Notes:

  • If you're in the UK or a country that doesn't have Rice Chex cereal, that's OK. I used a wheat based cereal here called Shreddies. It's just as good.
  • Ensure the large bowl for the cereal is large enough with some room left over and isn't full with cereal. If it is, transfer the cereal to a larger bowl as my cereal tried to escape the bowl when trying to stir to coat the cereal. I learnt this the hard way!
  • When melting chocolate and using the double boiler method, add a little water (1-2 inches) to a saucepan and allow it to start simmering. Once simmering, add a heat-proof bowl large enough to sit on top without touching the water and add your chopped chocolate. Allow it to sit, stirring occasionally, until melted.

Converted from Ashlee Marie