Watch Oscars With Monkey Munch Snack Mix

Lindsay Mannering
Food & Party

monkey mixTV and snacks go together like chocolate and peanut butter. With the Oscars on tonight, why not combine the best of all four worlds: a snack of chocolatey-peanut butter goodness you can eat while watching the show! It's super easy to make, as in, the hardest part is waiting for it to cool. It is so yummy, so fun to prepare, and so painless -- I'm not kidding, you'll see. It goes by many different funny names, but there's one thing everyone can agree on: it's awesome.

So plug in the microwave, get out a zip lock bag, and let the fun begin!

Monkey Munch Mix (aka Puppy Chow).

Prep time is five minutes, total time is 20 minutes, makes 18 servings.


  • 9 cups Chex cereal (any variety)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Directions:  
    1. Put Chex in a large bowl and put aside.
    2. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter into a big microwavable bowl.
    3.  Stir the ingredients together. Little ones will love this.
    4. Microwave the mixture uncovered for a minute on "high." Stir the mix again and continue to zap in thirty second intervals until it mixes smoothly.
    5. Add the vanilla and stir.
    6. Put combination into a 2-gallon, Ziploc freezer bag.
    7. Add powdered sugar, seal the bag and shake until distributed. The funnest part.
    8. Spread Monkey Munch out on wax paper to cool and dry. Nibble at your own risk.
    9. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for storage. As if you'll have any leftover.
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