I've had very good luck in the past with shipping puppy chow (Or "muddy buddies" as Chex refers to them) to my boys overseas so I instantly knew this would be a hit. It was really easy to put together and the taste is out-of-this-world good :-) Even if you are lucky enough to celebrate your birthday (or any day really) stateside I recommend trying this concoction. It is awesome! Can't wait for him to get it- I know it's not the same as a real cake, but it sure tastes like licking a big 'ol bowl of cake batter.
I used "Funfetti" cake mix because I wanted the little sprinkles in the mix, but any flavor of cake mix would work in this recipe.
UPDATE: I have had a couple of readers inform me that they have used melted frosting in place of the melted chocolate with great success. If you have frosting on hand try heating in the microwave in 15-20 second intervals (it will melt FAST) until desired consistency and mix with cereal in place of melted white chocolate. Hope this helps!
TIP: I have had many readers having issues melting the chocolate- I add the butter and heavy cream because it thins it out and makes it easier for me to mix. The Butter and Heavy Cream are NOT necessary, you can use the chocolate alone and coat the cereal with the melted chocolate if that is easier for you. :-)
1 Box corn Chex cereal (The big box, about 10 cups of cereal)
1 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
3 Cups cake mix
1 Cup powdered sugar
Step 1: Create a double broiler to melt the chocolate chips in- just a pot filled with about an inch of water, topped with a glass bowl (that fits in the pot but doesn't touch the water) and the heat on medium-high. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave if you'd prefer but I always use the double broiler method because burnt chocolate is the worst! And it burns so easily.
|Pot filled with about 1 inch of water|
|Glass bowl in the pot- but the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water!|
Step 3: Pour the cereal into a large mixing bowl and add the melted white chocolate mixture. Stir to combine, making sure the cereal is all coated.
Step 4: Transfer chocolate- chex mix to a large tupperware container or to 2 smaller ones (that's what I did).
Step 5: In a separate bowl combine cake mix and powdered sugar. Top chex with cake mixture, put the top on the tupperware (TIGHTLY) and shake, shake, shake!
The result- Cake batter covered chex cereal :-) YUM! Store in an airtight container.
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