Fortunately, there are more and more companies coming out with gluten-free alternatives. Did you know Chex cereal now offers gluten-free varieties? Five wholesome Chex® cereals have been reformulated to be gluten free and offer a great tasting, crunchy morning breakfast option. Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, and Cinnamon Chex are all now gluten-free, giving you even more options for breakfast.
Chex cereal also makes it easy to create flavorful gluten-free recipes the whole family can enjoy – from snack mixes to mealtime favorites. You can check out the Chex website – www.Chex.com/GlutenFree for great gluten-free recipes including Chex Muddy Buddies® and Favorite Chicken Nuggets. Just for the record, I advise patients all the time to make a faux fried chicken with crushed up cereal. It is a great way to get the crunch of fried chicken without all the added fat. Chex cereal works great for this!
I made Chex Muddy Buddies using Rice Chex. I was out of chocolate chips, so I made them with vanilla chips and some cocoa powder. They turned out great! My kids cleaned off a bowl of them quickly and wanted more.
Chex Muddy Buddies Variation
9 cups Chex Cereal
1 cup vanilla chips
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup light butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in cocoa powder until smooth, then stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Toss with the powdered sugar until everything is well coated. You can do this in a 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag to shake it if you like. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
I used light butter to reduce a bit of the fat, and natural peanut butter to reduce a bit of the sugar with great success in this recipe. There is plenty of sugar from the powdered sugar that you don't need it in the peanut butter too. The kids couldn't tell the difference. (I couldn't either.)
I am happy to report that we detected no difference in taste or texture with the gluten-free Chex. It kept its crunch and was a yummy base for the chocolate and peanut butter!
As a reminder, please be sure to check the label when buying any gluten-free cereal to make sure it does not have any ingredients that contain gluten.
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