January 1, 2013

Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies

I don't think there's a better way to start off the new year...than with some cookie butter.  Don't you agree?

I had the pleasure of visiting Trader Joe's while in Pennsylvania.

I bought some cookie butter, packed it into my suitcase, and then I carted it back to Alaska.

You know what happens when you come home from vacation?  You have to go to Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve and spend $150 on groceries because you have to nothing to eat in your house.  It's lovely, really.  Just what you want to do after a 2 week trip:  spend more money.

While at the store, I really thought Muddy Buddies required marshmallows, so I bought a bag.  When I actually got home and looked for a recipe, turns out they don't require marshmallows.  Now I have a whole bag of marshmallows.  (Whatever shall I do...?)

As Scott ate this cookie-butter-licious treat, he said, "You know what it's missing?"

Marshmallows, I willed him to say.

"Peanut butter."

I did put peanut butter in it, for a bit of saltiness and richness.  Pairs nicely with the cookie butter.

I still think it could use marshmallows.  Everything could use marshmallows.

Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies
adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff

1/2 cup cookie butter (I used Trader Joe's brand)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup chocolate chips
One box Rice Chex cereal (I didn't measure, but I used about 3/4 the box.)
1 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, microwave the cookie butter, peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips.  I used 1 minute intervals.  Stir well until combined.
Add in the cereal, a cup at a time, and fold it into the chocolate/butter mixture.  I didn't measure the cereal, just gently stirred until it was all lightly coated.
At this point, you can toss the coated cereal in a Ziploc bag with the powdered sugar.  I skipped this step, because I like Muddy Buddies to be really chunky (almost bar-like).  I tossed them with the powdered sugar right in the bowl.
Pour onto a cookie sheet to cool/dry.  Store in an airtight container.

Sharing at Crazy Sweet Tuesday


  1. Yesssssssss. Love that stuff. Happy New Year!!

  2. I can honestly say I've never had cookie butter before. I think I might have to venture over to trader joe's sometime this week!

  3. Cookie butter is amazing! I love Trader Joes.

  4. I've never heard of such a thing as cookie butter, but it sounds so intriguing that I had to set up a swap with my friend who lives in Tucson. I'm sending her some Japanese goodies and she is sending me cookie butter and other assorted items from TJ's. I'll make these right after I eat a spoonful I think. ;)

    Happy new year!

  5. Amen to this post: Everything is better with marshmallows and every year should start with Cookie Butter! As a matter of fact that's what I got in my stocking from Santa this year. I know where it's going now! (well, what's left of it that I haven't eaten straight from the jar...)

  6. I was thinking I was the only person who hadn't heard of cookie butter until I read the comments! I just looked up Trader Joe's and apparently there is one near me so I'll check it out. I might have to bookmark this recipe for my husband. Your site is finally working for me again, woo!

  7. I too have never heard of cookie butter. But I DO have a Trader Joe's!

  8. I too have never heard of cookie butter. But I DO have a Trader Joe's!

  9. So after this post, I had my friend who lives in Tucson mail me cookie butter and I am currently in the process of melting everything (plus some marshmallow fluff, because why not?) in a rigged up double boiler since both my double boiler and microwave are still somewhere over the Pacific. I am very much looking forward to this.


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