Orange Creamsicle Buddies (Variation on Muddy Buddies)
A fun twist on the original muddy buddies - these taste like a zesty orange creamsicle in sweet and crunchy white chocolate covered cereal form.Makes about 8 cups.
Ready in: 15minutes
8cupsRice Chex Cereal
1 1/2cupswhite vanilla baking chips
1 1/2Tbsporange zest(this is the zest of about 1 1/2 large oranges)
1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
Measure 8 cups Rice Chex Cereal into a very large mixing bowl, set aside. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, combine vanilla baking chips, butter, cream and orange zest. Microwave mixture on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring with a fork after each interval, until melted and smooth. Stir in orange extract. Pour mixture over Chex Cereal and gently toss mixture with a rubber spatula until evenly coated. Pour coated cereal into a 2 gallon ziploc bag, add powdered sugar and seal bag. Shake mixture until evenly coated with powdered sugar.
For a crispier version: preheat oven to 275 degrees. Divide prepared Orange Creamsicle Buddies in an even layer among two cookie sheets and bake 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking. Allow to cool and store mixture in an airtight container.