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Peppermint Muddy Buddies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mise en place. Divide cereal between two large bowls, 5 cups in each bowl. 
  • Crush candy canes to a fine powder. Place 1 C. of powdered sugar and half of candy cane powder in one Ziploc bag. Place other cup of powdered sugar and other half of candy cane powder in a second Ziploc bag. Set aside. 
  • Heat red candy melts and 2 Tbsp. paramount crystals for one minute on 50% power in microwave. Stir. Continue heating at 30 second intervals (at 50% power), stirring after each cycle, until chocolate melted. 
  • Stir in 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract. Pour over 5 cups of cereal. Stir until well-coated. 
  • Add coated cereal to one of the prepared Ziploc bag. Toss and mix until all the cereal is coated. Spread out on baking sheet to dry. 
  • Heat white candy melts and 2 Tbsp. paramount crystals for one minute on 50% power in microwave. Stir. Continue heating at 30 second intervals (at 50% power), stirring after each cycle, until chocolate melted. 
  • Stir in 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract. Pour over 5 cups of cereal. Stir until well-coated. 
  • Add coated cereal to the other prepared Ziploc bag. Toss and mix until all the cereal is coated. Spread out on baking sheet to dry. 
  • Mix red and white puppy chows. Serve.