Wednesday, October 8, 2008
So every Thursday John has a breakfast meeting at work. This Thursday is John's turn to "cook" for the meeting (aka- I cook for the meeting). I decided to make baked oatmeal and monkey munch. I discovered monkey munch while watching John and Kate Plus 8. After that episode I was obsessed and really wanted to try it. After reading the recipe I knew I couldn't make that for John and I because I would eat it all. So this was the perfect chance for me to make it, try it, and send it out the door. It is GOOOOOOD and I am so glad it is leaving the house tomorrow morning haha! I know it's not very breakfasty but I don't think the guys he works with will care! It's so good! Also, I should mention that this was so messy to make. Luckily John helped me to mix and shake the powdered sugar... but our kitchen definitely looked like a bomb went off after baking the oatmeal and making this stuff.
9 cups of Chex cereal (I used the combo box of rice and corn Chex)
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1- Put cereal in large bowl. In a separate bowl melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
2- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
3- Pour over Chex cereal, stir with a spatula to evenly coat. (This didn't work so well... I had to put the whole thing back in the microwave to re-melt the mixture a little)
4- Put into a large plastic bag with powdered sugar and shake well to coat.
4- Spread mixture evenly on wax paper and allow to cool.