Muddy Buddies (use store bought or recipe below)
purple and green M&M's
purple chocolate melts
lime green chocolate melts
sunflower seeds -purple green and yellow
BreadSticks (like the kind that comes with Nutella)
Rice Chex cereal
semi-sweet chocolate chips
smooth peanut butter
butter (1/2 stick) - room temperature
powdered sugarLine a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside. Place 8 pretzel squares on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 20 seconds to warm the pretzels. Place the 8 purple melts in the middle of each warm pretzel and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds until the chocolate melt is soft.
cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes. Repeat steps 2-4 using the green chocolate melts.
a large mixing bowl, add the chocolate Chex cereal, muddy buddies recipe below), purple and green pretzels and Nutella sticks. Toss to mix. Sprinkle the M&M's and sunflower seeds on top.
the Rice Chex cereal in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
a medium microwaveable bowl, add the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds until smooth.
the vanilla and stir to incorporate.
mixture over the cereal and stir to get all of the pieces covered. Transfer the cereal into a large Ziploc bag (one gallon or larger).
the powdered sugar into the bag and seal it. Gently shake the bag until all of the cereal pieces are evenly coated with the powdered sugar.
a baking sheet with wax paper. Carefully, pour out the cereal onto the baking sheet and spread out to cool.
cooled, add to the above Mardi Gras recipe.
Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. A king cake (sometimes rendered as kingcake, kings' cake, king's cake, or three kings cake) is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with MardiGras and Carnival