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I mean, it’s almost summer, so why not?

If I’m going to drink soda, my drink of choice will always be a Fountain Diet Coke. That said, I weirdly enjoy foods that are “root beer flavored”:

Popsicles.

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Granita.

Marshmallows.

Root Beer Float Muddy Buddies l sherisilver.com

It was this last recipe that required the purchase of something called root beer concentrate.

And in thinking about what else I could use this little bottle for, of course my mind went to my #1 favorite snack.

All I had to do was figure out how to execute. Which wasn’t hard at all because, what is a proper root beer float anyway, except for root beer and (really good) vanilla ice cream?

Root Beer Float Muddy Buddies l sherisilver.com

And so – as I do – I made 2 batches of muddy buddies – one flavored root beer, the other vanilla bean.

I tried to figure out how to add the cherry but it didn’t quite work (any suggestions?).

So delicious.

Root Beer Float Muddy Buddies l sherisilver.com

What’s your favorite summertime treat?

Root Beer Float Muddy Buddies

For the Root Beer Muddy Buddies
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
6 ounces (1 cup) white candy melts or chocolate chips
2 tablespoons root beer concentrate
4 cups Corn Chex

For the Vanilla Bean Muddy Buddies:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 ounces (1 cup) white candy melts or chocolate chips
4 cups Corn Chex

Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper.

Make the Root Beer Muddy Buddies: Place the confectioner’s sugar in a gallon-size ziploc bag. Melt the candy melts and root beer concentrate in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring constantly. Remove bowl from heat, add the cereal and fold to thoroughly coat. Transfer mixture to the ziploc bag, close and shake to coat all of the cereal evenly. Spread out on one of your baking sheets to set. Wash and dry the bowl.

Make the Vanilla Bean Muddy Buddies: Place the confectioner’s sugar in a gallon-size ziploc bag. Using the blunt end of a small knife, scrape out the grains from both halves of the vanilla bean into your cleaned bowl (take a look at the picture in this post if you need help visualizing). Add the vanilla extract and candy melts, and set over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring constantly till melted. Remove from heat and add the cereal, folding to thoroughly coat. Transfer to the ziploc bag, close and shake to coat evenly. Spread out on the other baking sheet to set.

Mix both cereals together and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
http://sherisilver.com/2018/05/31/root-beer-float-muddy-buddies/

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Root Beer Float Muddy Buddies l sherisilver.com

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