Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Muddy Buddies

Want an easy no bake treat to munch on this week?  This Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Muddy Buddies is perfect for school lunches, after school snacking, or that occasional midnight snacking fest.

Today I am partnering with Brownie Brittle to bring you a delicious treat using the sweet snack.

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Crushed Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle coats this chocolate covered Chex cereal.  This snack mix is so good, so make extra!!!!

Earlier this year I had a chance to try a sample of Brownie Brittle.  Let’s just say that little bag of goodness did not last long enough in my hands.  My kids were climbing all over me trying to get the last piece.  Our family was definitely a fan from that very first bag.

This past May I attended the BlogHer Food conference in May where one of the vendors was Brownie Brittle.  I kept making my way around the vendor floor to snag more bags of the crispy brownie wafers.  My logic was that I was making sure I had enough samples to take home for each of my children.  I’m such a giver you know.

In reality, it was for my own snacking pleasure because a few of those sample bags may have disappeared on the flight home.

Crushed Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle coats this chocolate covered Chex cereal.  This snack mix is so good, so make extra!!!!

What exactly is Brownie Brittle?  It is exactly what it sounds like.  They are small crispy, crunchy brownie pieces that come in four amazing flavors:  Salted Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, and Toffee Crunch.

Make sure you check your local grocery stores or Costco to find this product.  I do suggest buying a few extra bags because when you open the first bag and start snacking, you will find the bottom of the bag before you know it.  Not that I would know or anything :-)

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle

One thing I love about this business is that it came from a family recipe.  Sheila G.  started her own brownie business selling a family brownie recipe to restaurants and theme parks.  She had a particular fondness for the crispy outer edges of the brownies though, and one day decided to try making an entire pan of crispy edges.  Her desire to create a fun new treat blossomed into the Brownie Brittle company today.  I think it is great when someone has a dream, and they are able to make it come true.

I am so excited to share this easy no bake treat with you today using Brownie Brittle.

Salted caramel, chocolate, crispy Brownie Brittle…do I have your attention yet?  Did I mention it is a no bake recipe?  You can be chowing down on this in about 15 minutes if you get started now.

Crushed Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle coats this chocolate covered Chex cereal.  This snack mix is so good, so make extra!!!!

Normally I make a large batch of muddy buddies because my kids and I can’t seem to stop eating it once we start.  But today I wanted to show you how to make this treat using just one bag of Brownie Brittle.  Although once you start eating it, I think you will be running to the store for a few more bags.

Muddy buddies, or puppy chow depending on where you live, is very easy to make.  Crush a bag of Brownie Brittle using a food processor.  Or you can use a plastic bag and a mallet or a rolling pin.  Just make sure all the Brownie Brittle chunks are in fine crumbs.

Stir melted chocolate over the cereal in a large bowl.  When everything is coated, spoon the cereal into a big Ziplock bag and pour the crushed Brownie Brittle on top.  Close the bag and shake those crumbs all over the cereal pieces.

Now add a little bit of powdered sugar while the mixture is still warm.  Shake it again and then pour onto a lined tray.  Cut the caramel candies while you wait for the muddy buddies to set up completely.  Sprinkle the candies throughout it, and then prepare to go to snack heaven.

My daughter took a bag of this snack mix to school in her lunch box.  All her friends that tried it have been asking for more!  The other day when I was working on this post, my daughter came into our office and saw the pictures for this Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Muddy Buddies on our computer.  Her eyes lit up and she started talking about how good this snack mix was and when could we make another batch.

Like I said, stock up on a few bags when you find the Brownie Brittle in your stores.  I see a whole lot of different flavored muddy buddies in our future lunch boxes!

Crushed Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle coats this chocolate covered Chex cereal.  This snack mix is so good, so make extra!!!!

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Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Muddy Buddies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 5 cups

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Muddy Buddies

Crushed Brownie Brittle and caramel candies make this an irresistible snack mix. Perfect for packing in lunch boxes or snacking on any time of day.

Ingredients

1 cup crushed Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle (4 ounce bag)
4 1/2 cups Chocolate Chex cereal
8 ounces chocolate CandiQuik
1/4 cup powdered sugar
15 Rolo candies, quartered

Instructions

  1. Use a food processor and crush the bag of Brownie Brittle into fine crumbs. Makes about 1 cup. Set aside.
  2. Melt the CandiQuik in the microwave according to the package directions. Pour over the cereal in a large bowl. Stir until all the cereal is coated.
  3. Spoon the chocolate covered cereal into a large ziplock bag. Pour in the crushed Brownie Brittle, close the bag, and shake the bag until all the cereal is coated in crumbs. Add the powdered sugar and shake again.
  4. Pour the cereal onto a wax paper lined tray. Let set completely. Stir in the chopped Rolos. Store in a sealed container. Makes about 5 cups of snack mix.
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*This post has been sponsored by Brownie Brittle.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies

 Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies:  White chocolate covered Chex cereal coated in crushed animal cookie crumbs and lots of sprinkles.  You might want to make a double batch of this.  One for you and one for everyone else.

Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies - crushed animal cookies and chocolate coat this easy muddy buddies snack mix

So, I found out a piece of interesting information. If you let your driver’s license expire more than 6 months, they make you take a written test again.

How do I know this? Well…let’s just say mine has been expired for a while. And by a while, I really mean more than a year. Now before you give me grief, I honestly didn’t know it was expired for about a year.  I know, I know.  I should keep up on these things more.  But in my defense I haven’t been stopped for any driving offenses, so I’m thinking this is good track record.

Now the last few months…yeah, I might have known, but I didn’t do any thing . But last week we bought a new (to us) vehicle. The guys in the auto dealer might have given me a hard time about it. Plus, with our loan I now have to get it updated.

Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies - crushed animal cookies and chocolate coat this easy muddy buddies snack mix

So, I went in to get it taken care of. Yeah…I didn’t get it done that day because I’m a little nervous about taking the written drivers test. Seriously! It has been a long time since I have taken one.

I’m going to need lots of chocolate covered treats to help me study through this stuff again.  Last year I made a Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies that I couldn’t stop eating.  Cookie crumbs and melted chocolate is always a good idea.

Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies - crushed animal cookies and chocolate coat this easy muddy buddies snack mix


Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies - crushed animal cookies and chocolate coat this easy muddy buddies snack mix

I just love these cute little paper boxes and lids.  To make them I used the Box & Lids Die Cut from We R Memory Keepers/Life Style Crafts.

They are so cute.  Just think of all the things you could fill them with.  M&M’s, mints, and lots of muddy buddies.

*You can use the code BRUCREW to save 20% off your order if you want to make fun paper crafts or cards.

Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies - crushed animal cookies and chocolate coat this easy muddy buddies snack mix

This Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies is so easy to make.  I like to make a big batch of it because the three kids in my house devour it.  Ok, fine.  I’m usually the guilty culprit that munches on way too much of this.

Four ingredients is all you need to have this snack mix in your house.  Five counting the extra sprinkles.  1 box of Chex cereal, 1 bag of frosted animal cookies,  1 package of vanilla CandiQuik, and powdered sugar needs to go on your shopping list this week.

Crush just enough cookies to make 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.  Extra sprinkles are a must. Stir them into the crumbs too.

Melt the CandiQuik according to the package directions.  Pour it over the cereal and stir it to coat everything.  Now you can either spoon the mixture into a big ziplock bag or a container with a lid.  Shake the cookie crumbs and sprinkles over the cereal, then add a little bit of powdered sugar and shake again.  Pour it onto a tray and let it set.

Break up the extra cookies and toss them with the muddy buddies.  Then get ready to munch your way through the whole batch!

Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies - crushed animal cookies and chocolate coat this easy muddy buddies snack mix

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Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10 cups snack mix

Frosted Animal Cookie Muddy Buddies

Crushed frosted animal cookies and sprinkles give this vanilla muddy buddies a fun cookie twist.

Ingredients

9 cups Chex cereal (14 oz. box)
16 ounces white CandiQuik
13 ounce bag Frosted Animal Cookies
1/4 cup nonparil sprinkles
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Crush enough frosted animal cookies to make 1 1/2 cups crumbs. Stir in the sprinkles and set aside.
  2. Melt the CandiQuik according to the package directions. Pour over the cereal. Place the cereal in a very large ziplock bag or container with a lid. Pour the crushed cookie and sprinkle mixture over the top. Close the bag or container and shake until everything is covered. Open and add the powdered sugar. Shake again. Pour out onto a tray to let set.
  3. Break the remaining frosted animal cookies into chunks. Stir into the muddy buddies. Store in a sealed container.
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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats are an easy no bake treat that makes everyone smile.  Add a layer of candy bars and chocolate and watch those smiles get bigger.  These Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats will not last long when you take them to picnics or parties.

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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats - peanut butter krispie treats with a fun peanut butter cup middle

Most days I have crazy baking ideas that I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and work on.

Then there are days when I just want to make an quick and easy dessert like rice krispie treats for the kids to enjoy.

The problem…I am me.  I can’t stop my crazy mind from wandering when it comes to easy dessert.  Well, I can’t keep it from wandering on any kind of dessert really.  #foodbloggerproblems

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats - peanut butter krispie treats with a fun peanut butter cup middle

I really did have plans to make a pan of plain rice krispie treats.  But as I pulled out the cereal from the bottom cupboard, I glanced over to the other side where I keep the “off limits” food.  The bright orange packages of Peanut Butter Cups started yelling at me.  “Pick us!”  “We would be great to use!”  “You know how good we are!”  Yes, I do hear candy voices!  That’s not weird, is it?

How in the world was I supposed to resist candy that was basically forcing itself on me?  I just couldn’t.

I started to think back to these Candy Bar Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats.  I remembered how good the layer of candy bars was inside the treats.

That did it!  All thoughts of plain treats went out the window.  The Peanut Butter Cups won me over with their sweet yells!

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats - peanut butter krispie treats with a fun peanut butter cup middle

So, my pan of easy basic treats became awesome, amazing treats.  That doesn’t surprise you, does it?

Butter your pan before you get started and keep the butter out.  I like to butter my hands to keep the mixture from sticking to me.  You could also use wax paper or parchment paper if you don’t want to get messy.

Stir a little bit of peanut butter into the melted butter and marshmallow to give these bars the full peanut butter experience.  You do have to work quickly as you put these together.  Do not let the mixture sit or it will start to cool and be harder to work with.   Divide your hot rice krispie treat mixture in half.  Press one half into the buttered pan. Lay the unwrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over the top.  Make sure you unwrap the candy before you even start on the treats.  Remember we don’t want our mixture to cool off and get hard.

As soon as the candy bars are down, press the rest of the mixture over the top.  Make sure you get it as even as possible.  But don’t stress too much about it because we are adding a layer of chocolate over the top too.  That will hide the imperfections in spreading.  Try not to press the rice krispie treats too much.  Pressing the mixture too hard into the pan is what causes hard treats.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer soft, chewy rice krispie treats.

The last jazzed up step to these Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats is a layer of chocolate.  Combine the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat it for 1 minute.  Stir until it is spreadable.  If you need to heat it another 10-15 seconds, go ahead.  Just do not over heat the chocolate.  Spoon the melted chocolate over the top of the rice krispie treats and use a spatula to spread it out.  Go ahead and lick the spoon and spatula…it’s a required step in my kitchen! #foodbloggerperks

Let the chocolate set before cutting into bars…that is if you can wait that long.  I suggest earplugs while you wait to block out the yells of the Peanut Butter Cups.  Seriously!  It’s a real thing :-)

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats - peanut butter krispie treats with a fun peanut butter cup middle

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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

These Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie treats a fun way to use up extra candy from your cupboards. Be prepared to eat many of these delicious little squares.

Ingredients

7 cups mini marshmallows
7 Tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup peanut butter
7 cups plain Rice Krispie cereal
24 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Melt 4 Tablespoons butter over low heat in a saucepan. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in the peanut butter.
  2. Pour the cereal into the marshmallow mixture and stir until completely combined. Press half the cereal mixture into a buttered 9x13 pan.
  3. Place the 24 peanut butter cups over the top of the rice krispies in the pan. Spoon the rest of the rice krispies over the top and press down. Let cool completely.
  4. Place the chocolate chips and remaining 3 Tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute. Stir until creamy. You can heat it an additional 10-15 extra seconds, if needed. Spread over the top of the rice krispie treats. Let set. Cut into 24 squares. Store in a sealed container on the counter.
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Banana Split Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn gets a fun twist when it gets mixed with Banana Split flavors.  Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate popcorn lightly tossed together will become your new favorite way to eat popcorn.

Banana Split Popcorn - chocolate, strawberry, and banana flavored popcorn in one fun to eat snack mix

Do you know what day it is?

Besides the first day of July…holy cow!  It’s July first!!!  Does anyone know where June even went?  Me either.  Good thing I take lots of phone pics to remember what happened.  I barely can remember what I ate for breakfast each day.

Anyway, back to seeing if you knew what today was.  It is the first day of Banana Split Week!  Raaaawwwwrrrr! And the crowd goes wild with excitement!

Ok fine, so I have over active imagination when I try to picture your excitement over such a fun week!

Banana Split Popcorn - chocolate, strawberry, and banana flavored popcorn in one fun to eat snack mix

I am teaming up with Aimee from Shugary Sweets to bring you all Banana Split inspired desserts all week long.  I sure hope you are ready because we have an impressive line up of goodies!

Want to know something?  I am like the worst procrastinator ever.  You see, Aimee asked me oh, let’s say maybe 2 months ago if I wanted to do this Banana Split week with her.

Plenty of time to make and photograph these recipes you would think.  Except that this is me you are talking to.

Want to know when I started making these goodies?  Oh, the list started right away.  Then a month later I made one treat.  Then last week I decided I should really finish up because Banana Split week was almost here.  And by last week, I really mean Friday.

Procrastinate much?  Yeah…welcome to my world!

Banana Split Popcorn - chocolate, strawberry, and banana flavored popcorn in one fun to eat snack mix

Oh, and this popcorn?  Nope didn’t happen last week.  This was yesterday’s project.  Thank goodness it was an easy one to throw together and photograph in under an hour.  I like to live dangerously close to the edge.  One of these days it will probably end badly for me.  Yikes!  Knock on wood!  I don’t want that to really come true!

Let’s talk about the popcorn instead of the impending doom of my procrastination.

Banana Split Popcorn - chocolate, strawberry, and banana flavored popcorn in one fun to eat snack mix

You probably have all the ingredients on hand to make a batch of this delicious popcorn.  I used white and chocolate CandiQuik to coat my popcorn with.  You can also use chocolate chips or Almond Bark, if that’s what you have or can find.  

Use a few spoonfuls of dry banana pudding mix and dry strawberry Jello powder to flavor 2 bowls of melted white chocolate.  Now in case you were wondering, no it does not dissolve all the way.  The chocolate will have a slight grainy texture, but when it dries on the popcorn you will not even notice it.  I promise!

You can also add some yellow gel food coloring to make your banana chocolate more banana colored if you like.  Make sure you only use GEL food color though.  If you use liquid food coloring it will make your chocolate seize and harden.  It’s not a pretty picture and believe me, you don’t want to waste ingredients.

Give each bowl of popcorn a stir with the melted chocolate, lay it out on a wax paper lined tray, and refrigerate it for 5 minutes.  Go ahead and wash some dishes while you wait.  Or leave them all over the counter and sink like I did.  They will be there later when you decide to finally clean up :-)

Break apart the popcorn and toss it all together in a bowl.  It’s ready for gift giving or munching on at all hours of the day.  It makes a delicious midnight snack when you are editing pictures.  Not that I would ever procrastinate and do that.  Wink, wink!!!

And make sure you stop by Aimee’s to get the recipe for her Banana Split Fudge.  It looks amazing!

Banana Split Popcorn - chocolate, strawberry, and banana flavored popcorn in one fun to eat snack mix

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Banana Split Popcorn

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 13 cups popcorn

Banana Split Popcorn

Chocolate, strawberry, and banana chocolate covered popcorn in one delicious snack mix.

Ingredients

12 cups fresh popped popcorn, divided and seeds removed
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
8 ounces white CandiQuik, divided
1 1/2 Tablespoons instant banana pudding mix (the dry mix)
yellow gel food coloring, optional
1 1/2 Tablespoons dry strawberry Jello mix
4 ounces chocolate CandiQuik

Instructions

  1. Add 4 cups of popcorn and 1/2 cup marshmallows to 3 bowls.
  2. Place 4 ounces white CandiQuik in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 20 seconds more. Stir until creamy. Add the dry banana pudding mix and stir until completely mixed in. Use a toothpick to add a small bit of yellow food coloring, if desired. Stir in. Pour over the popcorn in one bowl. Stir until the popcorn is coated. Pour onto a pan that has been lined with wax paper. Let set.
  3. Repeat with the remaining white CandiQuik and strawberry Jello mix. Pour over popcorn in another bowl. Stir until coated and pour onto another wax paper lined tray. Let set.
  4. Place the chocolate CandiQuik in a bowl and heat until melted and smooth. Pour over the last popcorn bowl. Stir until coated, then pour onto a wax paper lined tray. Let set.
  5. Break apart all three flavors into chunks, then place in a large bowl and stir together. Store tightly covered on the counter.
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 We have a new person in our house.  His name is “I didn’t do it”.  Sometimes he even goes by “It wasn’t me”.

All three kids have come to rely on him when some thing has happened that no one wants to claim.  The thing is that “I didn’t do it” and “It wasn’t me” has been used so much lately, so now everyone loses out when he shows up.  Losing technology is a great way to motivate “I didn’t do it” to leave.   [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate Popcorn Balls

Marshmallows and hot chocolate are a fun addition to popcorn balls.  These Hot Chocolate Popcorn Balls are easy to put together and would be perfect for any Valentine’s party this week.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn is a snack that is perfect for munching on any time.  It is great for movie nights, game days, or just because you are craving candy and popcorn after a major cleaning session!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Popcorn - the combo of chocolate covered popcorn and candy will have you devouring the whole bowl

 This past few weeks we have been cleaning out our closets and rooms one by one.  It is amazing the amount of junk we have accumulated in just a few short years.  I thought we had gotten rid of so much when we moved here 4 years ago.

4 years later and the junk is back.   Obviously getting rid of clothes is a big one.  People grow and styles change…or maybe it’s just my style that changes.  Good think I like to shop at Goodwill because it seems like every 6 months or so I look at things I bought and wonder what the heck I was thinking!   3 big bags and a tote later, and I still think there is plenty more that we could get rid of.   [Read more...]

Peppermint Mocha Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate rice krispies, peppermint M&M’s, and peppermint marshmallows come together in one easy treat.  These Peppermint Mocha Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect afternoon pick me up.

Peppermint Mocha Rice Krispie Treats from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - a fun coffee house twist to the classic krispie treat

I’m not quite sure what I am going to do when December is over.  I have been going a little over board on the peppermint treats this month.  You don’t mind though, do you?

So far the only one in my house that minds all this minty goodness are my jeans.  I have been trying to cut back on what I munch on.  And I am doing pretty good…for this time of year anyway.  It is hard to resist everything when every place you turn there is a candy, cookie, or goodie.    [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Popcorn

 Peanut Butter Candy Bar Popcorn from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - white chocolate, peanut butter, and candy bars make this a snack you can't stop munching on

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Reese’s Sweet and Salty Bark


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Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

Chex cereal coated with white chocolate, chocolate chip cookie crumbs, and mini chocolate chips…yeah, I don’t think you will be able to resist these Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies.  Unless you are an alien or something!

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I have a very bad habit of getting mad at my cashier…in my head of course.  If you are a Walmart cashier, I’m sorry but I have had not so nice thoughts about cashiers lately.  Please forgive me.   [Read more...]

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Flavored popcorn is a rising food trend right now.  Be a trend setter and try this Caramel Pumpkin Spice Popcorn for your next movie night.

Caramel white chocolate covered popcorn with pumpkin spice M&M candies

A few weeks ago when I was in New Jersey at the Duncan Hines test kitchen, one of our discussions was on food that was trending.   Flavored popcorn was one of these food items on the list.

Can I tell you just how happy that makes me?

I have been doing different kinds ever since I made this Reese’s Popcorn, and I haven’t stopped since.    I like to think I was ahead of this popcorn trend.  Shhhh!  Don’t tell me any different…just let me stay in this happy bubble.   [Read more...]