Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen...Muddy Buddies

My how time flies! Wow, there are only 21 weeks left this year! At the beginning of the year I wrote down some goals that I wanted to accomplish. One of my goals was to start a having the boys cooking in the kitchen. I was excited when I saw Kids in the Kitchen on Sherry's blog. It gave me the jump start I needed to get the boys excited about cooking.

What better way to get kids excited than to have them make a dessert. I saw a scrumptious looking dessert that my friend Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings made with her daughter. So we wanted to give it a try. Wednesday is our dessert day for the week. The boys were excited to get started.


The ingredients:
Choose two types of Chex cereal you like, chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

Measure 9 cups of cereal. The boys used 4 cups of Corn Chex and 5 cups of Honey Nut Chex. Pour it into a large container.

Measure out 1 cup chocolate chips. Add to a microwavable bowl. Our bag ripped so the boys just scooped it up with their hands and filled up the measuring cup.

Add 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup butter to the chocolate chips.

Microwave for 1 minute and then stir until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and stir until the cereal is covered.

Next, place chocolate covered cereal into gallon-sized Ziploc bag, add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and shake, shake, shake. Caden had fun shaking and a dancing. While Cam and I threw the bag to each other to help toss it around!

Place finished yummy goodness on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet to cool and then store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

They loved it! They worked great as a team and really enjoyed making the dessert!

Of course, part of cooking is cleaning up afterwards. This took a little while. The boys washing dishes...

Looks like Caden was the only one washing dishes, but Cameron 'washed' his shared too!

Cameron sweeping it up!

Go ahead get you kids in the kitchen! It's worth it!


Sherry said...

great minds think alike, I actually bought these ingredients today on my shopping trip after seeing Hedi's post last week on KFF. I will be making them sometime this upcoming week :)
Your boys look so cute in the aprons, and it appears they had a GREAT time! thanks for joining in, hope to see you next week!

BranFlakes said...

I love their chef hats!

shortmama said...

So cute! My daughter loves being in the kitchen too. I plan to do some stuff with her on my food blog once I get it up and running

Cindy said...

We call this Puppy Chow in MN. My fam loves it. I will have to make some to take to the lake, thanks for the idea.

MiMi said...

Your boys are adorable. Seriously adorable.
Love that Caden wasn't wearing a shirt!
Those aprons are so cute and I really wanna make those Muddy Buddies! :)
Okay, seriously my word verification was pregnunt and I typed it wrong and another one came up and it's lactute. Way too close to some other words I know of. Are you holding out on us...? Maybe you're pregnant! Okay, sorry, I shouldn't have even typed that huh??? :)

Sarah said...

LOL - GREAT outfits! You know you can replace the chocolate chips with the colored candy melts for a holiday twist (like baby blue for a baby shower or red and green for Christmas). They are good AND pretty :)

He & Me + 3 said...

They are too cute and it looks like it was a success. Loving their chef hats and aprons. Cute

Miller Racing Family said...

I saw this recipe at Heidi's and I totally wanted to make it. So you just reminded me to go add those ingredients to the shopping list.
I love the boy's hats and aprons. They both look like they are having a blast.
Great Job MOM, they will remember these days thanks to you!

Kim said...

That recipe is amazing! I love the outfits the boys are wearing! Cute. cute. cute.

John Deere Mom said...

Oh my, this is one of my favorite snacks ever. We call it puppy chow. So delish!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

We love this snack- we call it puppy chow too!!!

So fun to get the kids in the kitchen- they really enjoy it so much! Thanks for inspiring me to do it more often!


Trudy said...

Looks like they are having much more fun in the kitchen than I ever do, LOL!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Hooray for Muddy Buddies! You just can't go wrong with this snack. The boys look great in their chef outfits. I might just have to join in the next Kids in the Kitchen. Hmmm...what shall we make? I have much more fun when Mikayla helps me cook!

Josh said...

I think Your boys look so cute in the aprons, and it appears they had a great time! thanks for joining in, hope to see you next week!