I don’t know about you but over the holidays I didn’t quite get my fill of Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow or Monkey Munch or whatever your family likes to call it! I got a little on New Years Eve that I made myself but it wasn’t that good. The reason? There wasn’t enough chocolate. There was a lot of dry pieces of cereal and I’m just not down with that (see picture at bottom of post*). I am the type of person that loves the big chunks of muddy buddies that get all stuck together. I like to add a little more chocolate and peanut butter and a little less cereal so that the chunks become more plentiful. If you’re like me, you’re going to love this recipe for Muddy Buddies…in bar form. Theses bars are kind of like peanut butter/chocolate fudge with a little crunch. YUM!
Now I know what you’re thinking…it’s January. We’re not supposed to have treats in January. We’re supposed to be sticking to our New Year’s resolutions like glue. We’re supposed to eat salads and veggies and quinoa. Well, I can’t live like that. I love healthy food but I need some chocolate every now and then or else I’ll go crazy. For me, a life without treats is not a life at all. And if it is a life, it’s pretty darn depressing.
Besides, I made these bars using Smart Balance butter sticks and peanut butter.
If you love fudge and you love muddy buddies, you’re going to really love these bars. Watch out though they are totally addicting. Sometimes mine don’t even cool completely before the whole batch is gone!
Muddy Buddy Fudge Bars
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance.
P.S. Make sure to join in all the foodie fun on Facebook where we talk about really important things like what you call Muddy Buddies/Puppy Chow at your house.