For an easy, addictive treat that people of all ages are sure to adore, look no further. Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies are a fun twist on the classic snack we’ve grown up with.
The first time I ever had Muddy Buddies was in 6th grade.
Clarification. I was actually 20-something and was teaching 6th grade. Many of whom were much taller than me.
I’m not sure Muddy Buddies were invented back when I was twelve. If they were, I sadly wasn’t privy to it.
But one summer I taught an extraordinary group of very special 6th graders who arrived every morning to a bungalow classroom with no air conditioning in the arid heat. Yet out of that makeshift classroom came all the uninhibited joy that only such special students could bring…
We learned, laughed, and did stuff like make Muddy Buddies. Only it was more fun because we called it Puppy Chow.
It was summer after all, and once academic goals were accomplished, we embraced the fun.
My co-worker tutored me on the art of Puppy Chow making. Chex cereal, chocolate, powdered sugar, and peanut butter — this was well before PB went into cafeteria exile.
We mixed up all that goodness, worked our arms out like mad while shaking up the cereal, and dumped out the magic.
The pure delight on those sweet 12-year-old faces was priceless.
We all dug into that big batch of puppy chow, savoring every sweet crunchy bite. It was as much a first for me as it was for them.
I’ll ever forget it. And ever since then, I’ve made many more batches of muddy buddies of various flavors to share with my own children and their friends. I think of those 6th graders every single time.
These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies are perfect for any time of year, but the cinnamon spice gives these a fall/holiday vibe.
Here’s to food with names like Puppy Chow and fun memories to match. Enjoy!Print
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from crazyforcrust
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