You should feel really sorry for me. This is the first year since I can remember that there aren’t any Girl Scouts in my life. Not a one. I asked my 13 year old niece last weekend why she isn’t a girl scout, because I’m really needing some cookies right now. Chris Rock selling them during the Oscars didn’t help me at all either. Whatever. Imma curl up on the couch with a bag of these little Muddy Buddy-o’s and find a happy place.
Kev and I and some good friends from MN are in the middle of planning an epic trip out West in May to backpack Zion and the Grand Canyon and then spend a few days in fabulous Las Vegas. Is it really fabulous? I don’t know, but when you can stay in a 5 star hotel for under $100, that’s enough convincing for me! We’ve broken up duties for planning this trip among our group and my job is car rental and meal planning for when we’re on the trails. Last time we went on a semi-backpacking trip with this same couple, I may have gone a little overboard on the food. I think we probably had close to 50 lbs of food or something. I don’t know what it was, but it was too much. This time though, I think I’ve got this whole lightweight, carb/fat/sugar heavy food planned and hoping it’s enough to feed 4 hungry people for 5 days. If you don’t hear from me again after May 18th though, send a search party to the bottom of the Grand Canyon please. Thank you.
Now that I think about it, I’m thinking I should pack some of these Samoa Muddy Buddies, right?? So much goodness. Who needs to pack trail mix or beef jerky when you can have Buddy-o’s??
These are so incredibly easy to make you guys. They’ve got coconut, caramel sauce, chocolate, and peanut butter. What more could anyone need?? This one’s for all the people out there stranded without their friendly neighborhood girl scout!
**In a British accent** Cheerio Buddy-o’s!!
- In small saucepan over low heat or in microwave, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, caramel sauce, and butter. Stir until all parts are melted.
- Pour chocolate mixture over top of cheerios in large mixing bowl or sturdy paper bag or trash bag. Shake or mix until cheerios are all evenly coated.
- Pour powdered sugar and shredded coconut over top. Shake or mix until the powdery coating is covering the cheerios.
- Store in airtight container