Monkey See Monkey Do Some Monkey Munch

posted on: Monday, February 23, 2009

On Thursday one of my favorite food bloggers, The Food Librarian, posted a genius recipe called the Monkey Munch. On Friday I read her post and an hour later I was eating these little things none stop. It's cereal covered in chocolate and peanut butter. I think it's genius how Americans love getting perfectly un-sugared cereal and covering it in marshmallows and butter (rice krispie treats make my top 5 list of desserts), or in chocolate and peanut butter. Are there any other desserts I should know about that involves cereal? If so tell me PLEASE. The original recipe calls for chex cereal. I had 3 boxes of crunchy corn bran cereal so I used those instead. To see a way better picture of some Monkey Munch and for a more detailed post visit the Food Librarian.

Monkey Munch
4 cups Crunchy Corn Bran cereal
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/8 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

  1. Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in the microwave. It took me 3 minutes because my microwave does not heat well. It should only take you 1-2 minutes
  2. Stir till smooth than add the vanilla
  3. Mix the cereal into the melted mixture and place the whole thing in a zip lock bag with the powdered sugar.
  4. Shake and spread out on a cookie sheet and let cool for a couple minutes before storing it in an air tight container.
p.s I made this with my 2 year old and he wwas able to pretty much do everything by himself. It's a really fun recipe to do with kids


  1. Toss in powdered sugar and you've got Puppy Chow! Yum!

  2. I have been loving white chocolate covered chex, pretzels, and peanut m&m's. I ate like three bowls of that stuff this Christmas.

  3. Mariko,
    you were eating white chocolate covered pretzels during Christmas time? like when we were next door and you weren't sharing?

  4. Nossa Damaris! Eu vou ter que sair e comprar os ingredientes já! Uma mulher onde eu trabalho fez isso e até hoje eu tenho controlado a tentação e não fiz. Mas tudo bem. Cereal tem vitaminas, não é?! :o)

  5. I've made this a few times too. Very yummy. good Idea using differnt cereal. I'll have to try that.

  6. We are definitely going to make this and I'm really excited.

  7. I love this recipe! I think when I made it, it was called Muddy Buddies, though. but I love the name Monkey Munch, too! Cool that Enzo could do so much. Moana's little Carlina loves helping in the kitchen, even when the task is a bit challenging (we just made homemade Oreos, which was time-consuming and a little tricky so it was hard to have her help). Cereal desserts are the way to go with kids!

  8. Damaris, So glad you made this! What a great change in cereal too (after eating this though, I think liver and onions would be delicious rolled in chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar!) :)


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