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Recipe for Soy Nut Butter Muddy Buddies

Healthy Recipe: Soy Nut Butter Muddy Buddies

If you're a huge peanut butter lover, then you're going to love this satisfyingly crunchy snack. It's actually made with soy nut butter, which tastes a lot like peanut butter, and contains the same amount of protein, fiber, and calories, but contains less fat. This recipe comes from an old friend, and it's a healthier variation of the Muddy Buddies recipe you can find on a box of Rice Chex cereal. I omitted the chocolate chips and used a little honey and raisins instead to add natural sweetness. I also substituted Earth Balance margarine for the butter, and cut out a cup of powdered sugar. It makes a great party snack, a topping for your yogurt, or pack a small bag for an afternoon nibble.

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Healthy Recipe: Soy Nut Butter Muddy Buddies

Ingredients

1 cup soy nut butter
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup Earth Balance margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
9 cups Rice Crunch-Ems cereal (or Rice Chex)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. In a microwaveable bowl combine soy nut butter, honey, and margarine. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute, stir. Microwave 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  2. In a larger bowl, place the cereal. Pour soy nut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

  3. Pour into 2-gallon food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Pour into container and store in the refrigerator.

Makes 18 half cup servings.

Here's the nutritional info of this recipe, compared with that of the original Rice Chex Muddy Buddies recipe. As you can see, this version is slightly healthier.

Ingredient Calories Fat (g) Sat Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Sodium (mg) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Protein (g)
1 cup soy nut butter 1207 78.1 10.6 0 994 71 21.3 49.7
2 tbsp honey 120 0 0 0 0 34 0 0
1/4 cup Earth Balance 400 44 18 0 480 0 0 0
1 tsp vanilla 12 0 0 0 0 .5 0 0
1/2 cup raisins 217 .4 0 0 0 57.4 2.7 2.2
9 cups Rice Crunch-Ems 990 0 0 0 1,350 234 18 36
1/2 cup powdered sugar 233 .1 0 0 0 59.8 0 0
1/2 cup serving of Soy Nut Butter Muddy Buddies 176.6 6.8 1.6 0 156.9 25.3 2.3 4.9
1/2 cup serving of Original Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Recipe 210 9 4 5 170 29 1 3
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Asche Asche 7 years
@chatondeneige: I'm also getting incredibly frustrated with the advertising by the sugar girls. I used to really trust product reviews, etc, but I've since become very jaded by this once-simple but now too-Corporate website. I've almost never read sugar blogs anymore, which is sad because I've been a reader/user since about 2004. I have since switched to better, less marketing-based blogs. Hopefully the sugar network will hear our complaints and cut the sneaky promotions before they lose too many users.
Asche Asche 7 years
@chatondeneige: I'm also getting incredibly frustrated with the advertising by the sugar girls. I used to really trust product reviews, etc, but I've since become very jaded by this once-simple but now too-Corporate website. I've almost never read sugar blogs anymore, which is sad because I've been a reader/user since about 2004. I have since switched to better, less marketing-based blogs. Hopefully the sugar network will hear our complaints and cut the sneaky promotions before they lose too many users.
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 7 years
I love that you used Earth Balance! My husband and I are slowly going vegan, so we use EB exclusively. It has a better taste than real butter, IMO.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Looks good. Soynutbutter actually has a noticeably different taste for me, though. And many other people, if the ones I've spoken to are at all an accurate sample group.Do you get paid by the companies that you link to? I've been getting frustrated with the sneaky (but not sneaky enough to not be obvious) marketing from the sugar gals.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Looks good. Soynutbutter actually has a noticeably different taste for me, though. And many other people, if the ones I've spoken to are at all an accurate sample group. Do you get paid by the companies that you link to? I've been getting frustrated with the sneaky (but not sneaky enough to not be obvious) marketing from the sugar gals.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
this looks really good, but I'd be tempted to eat the whole bowl..
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
Oh I love soy nut butter and this recipe looks delicious!
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