We’ve got the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat for you and your family! It’s minty. It’s chocolate. It’s cool. These Muddy Buddies have a pleasant crunch that will have you coming back for more and more.

Ingredients

5 1/2 cups Rice Chex cereal – $1.49
8 oz chocolate bark – $1.94
1 – 1.55 oz milk chocolate bar – $0.58
1 tsp peppermint extract – $0.04
1 cup powdered sugar – $0.43
1/2 cup mint M&M’s candies – $0.50

Directions

1. Measure cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

2. In a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolates together for one minute. Stir and continue melting in 30 second intervals until smooth (about 2 minutes). Stir in peppermint extract. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and gently stir until coated evenly.

3. Measure powdered sugar into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Spoon in chocolate cereal mixture. Seal bag and shake until cereal is evenly coated with powdered sugar. Pour onto a large piece of wax paper and allow chocolate to set (about 20 minutes). Combine candies with Muddy Buddies mix and store in an airtight container.

Yields: 5 1/2 cups

Total Cost: $4.98