Minion Munch

The new Minion Movie is here, is anyone else as excited as me? We're huge fans (which probably comes as no surprise since you know I have a cute little boy running around.) I knew my son would want to watch Despicable Me before we head out to see the latest movie with grandma, so I decided to have a snack on hand that even the pickiest of minions would approve of. If it looks somewhat familiar that's because it's based on the extremely popular Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) recipe you'll find on some boxes of Chex cereal. No matter what you call it, it's the perfect base for Minion Munch. Make sure you whip up a batch before you head out to see the movie, it only takes a few minutes.

If you're planning a Minion or Despicable Me party check back next month for more great ideas. I'll be sharing all my party tips as I plan my son's 4th birthday party.

Minion Munch

Minion Munch
makes 14 or more one cup servings

Ingredients

9 cups Chex cereal (any variety)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
½ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup butter, salted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar (or more as necessary)
1 cup yellow and blue m&ms
2 cups banana chips
2 cups pretzels

Directions

  • Measure out 9 cups of Chex cereal and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl add chocolate chips, peanut butter, salted butter, and vanilla extract. Heat on high for 1 minute, stir well, then heat for an additional 30 - 60 seconds or until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over the cereal and stir until completely coated.
  • Allow to cool slightly before splitting into two 1 gallon bags or one 2 gallon bag. Add powdered sugar, seal the bag, and shake until well coated. 
  • Now add your mix-ins, we used yellow and blue m&ms, banana chips, and pretzels.
  • Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until chocolate has cooled. Add additional powdered sugar if the mix has a muddy look to it, then serve. Enjoy!

Notes

I picked the blue and yellow m&ms out of 2 medium bags of m&ms and had more than I needed for this recipe. A large bag will give you slightly under 1 cup. You can also purchase individual colors in the bulk bins at some supermarkets, but you'll pay a premium (my store charges $9.99 per pound.)

You can easily make this recipe gluten free. I used corn Chex cereal and gluten free pretzels for our latest batch. 

Store in an airtight container for up to a week, adding additional powdered sugar as necessary.