"Monkey Food"

“Dog Food,”  “Monkey Munch” or as my five year old calls it, “Monkey Food” is a rich sweet snack with a few redeeming slightly healthy ingredients.  My kids love making it and eating it!

monkey munch, "Monkey Food",

Here are the ingredients:
8 cups of a corn or rice cereal like Crispix or Chex or any generic brand
1 c of chocolate chips
1/2 c of peanut butter ( I like to throw in an extra spoonful)
1/4 c of butter ( I use a heart healthy kind, but not lowfat)
1 tsp. of vanilla
1 1/2 c powdered sugar

Microwave chocolate, peanut butter and butter till nice and melted and very stir-able (is that a word?).
Measure your cereal into a large bowl.

Then add the vanilla to the chocolate mixture ( I always forget this step).
Pour the chocolate somewhat liquid mixture over the cereal and use a large spoon to gently mix it to coat all the cereal pieces. Then the recipe says to put the powdered sugar into a 2 gallon ziploc bag
(which I never seem to have on hand) so I usually divide the sugar into two gallon size bags, and then divide
the coated cereal mixture between the two bags. Shake to coat with the powdered sugar.

monkey munch, "Monkey Food", Spread it out on foil or wax paper to cool down, although by now it’s pretty cool.

Then store in a  ziploc bag or container. The recipe says to store in the refrigerator although it doesn’t last that long at my house!

monkey munch, "Monkey Food", You can always add things to it to make a trail mix , like pretzels for a salty sweet or mini m & m pieces….

monkey munch, "Monkey Food",
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"Monkey Food"

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of a corn or rice cereal like Crispix or Chex or any generic brand
  • 1 c of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c of peanut butter I like to throw in an extra spoonful
  • 1/4 c of butter I use a heart healthy kind, but not lowfat
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Microwave chocolate, peanut butter and butter till nice and melted and very stir-able (is that a word?).
  • Measure your cereal into a large bowl.
  • Then add the vanilla to the chocolate mixture ( I always forget this step).
  • Pour the chocolate somewhat liquid mixture over the cereal and use a large spoon to gently mix
  • it to coat all the cereal pieces. Then the recipe says to put the powdered sugar into a 2 gallon ziploc bag (which I never seem to have on hand) so I usually divide the sugar into two gallon size bags, and then divide the coated cereal mixture between the two bags. Shake to coat with the powdered sugar.
  • Spread it out on foil or wax paper to cool down, although by now it’s pretty cool.
  • Then store in a ziploc bag or container. The recipe says to store in the refrigerator although it doesn’t last that long at my house!

monkey munch, "Monkey Food",

Your kids (and you) will love it!

I got this recipe from eHow which has the “original recipe,” but I changed it slightly because I have had trouble in the past getting enough coating for all my cereal.