Essay on Muddy Buddy Memories

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Every Christmas Eve, my dad, brother and I make Muddy Buddies for the rest of our family, but the Christmas Eve of 2006 stands out in particularly. My dad had just gotten back from an international business trip so he was a little out of it to say the least. He came home that day and later that afternoon went to the store to get all the ingredients we needed but unfortunately forgot how much of each ingredient to buy. That night when we were making our Muddy Buddies, he ended up going back to the store 3 times because we ran out of cereal, chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Making Muddy Buddies is incredibly important for me to know how to make because it is an annual tradition in my family that my dad, brother and I are known to make …show more content…

That bowl is then set aside. Next, we take the microwavable bowl and insert 1 cup of chocolate chips, half a cup of peanut butter and a quarter cup of thawed out margarine. That bowl is then put in the microwave for one minute, stirred, and then put in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds until smooth. Once smooth, we stir in one teaspoon of vanilla. The mixture made is then poured on top of the 9 cups of Chex cereal and stirred until evenly coated. My dad usually does the stirring or else my brother or I would stir so hard that it would squish the cereal.
Once the cereal is evenly coated, it is then poured into a gallon sized re-sealable bag. Then my dad holds the bag open while my brother pours in the one and a half cups of powdered sugar. The bag is then sealed and I get the fun job of shaking the bag until the powdered sugar coats all the cereal. Then I pour out the cereal onto the dining room table which is covered with wax paper. Then, we repeat the process until we run out of ingredients and have to run to the store to get more. As soon as we make enough Muddy Buddies for the entire family, is when we sprinkle the remaining powdered sugar on top of the cereal. Finally, we take smaller re-sealable bags and fill over 20 bags with Muddy Buddies for each family member to give to them on Christmas Day, while any leftovers are given to my Grandma where she leaves them out throughout her house on Christmas for sharing.

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