I’m doing that thing again where I refuse to buy cereal because we’ve had this giant Sam’s Club sized box of instant oatmeal in the pantry for, like, 3 months now and I. Want. It. Gone.
I’m told that there are people in this world that enjoy oatmeal and happily eat it but my children and I are not those people.
Why’d you buy 52 packs of oatmeal, Amanda, if you guys don’t eat oatmeal?
I don’t know, y’all. I black out in Sam’s the second I start thinking about getting a slice of pizza and I don’t even realize I have the oatmeal until I’m already out the door and flinging boxes into the Jeep.
No, this isn’t the first time we’ve ended up with the oatmeal.
Dirt and Worms Chex Mix – chocolate Chex cereal coated with chocolate pudding mix and tossed with chopped Oreo cookies and gummy worms. So easy and so cute!
How was your weekend?
We had the best of both worlds. On Saturday we were eating watermelon in the backyard while wearing shorts and then Sunday we watched snow fall all day long!
Gotta love Colorado!
I’m assuming most of your had nice Spring weather so I wanted to share this Spring treat! I think it’s my favorite thing I’ve made in months.
How to Make Dirt and Worms Chex Mix
This Dirt and Worms Chex mix is so simple! It’s the perfect recipe for when the kids are begging to help in the kitchen.
It starts with Chocolate Chex cereal and that gets coated with a butter and chocolate pudding mix mixture. It gets baked (just 15 minutes!) so the pudding really coats the cereal and then it’s all tossed with chopped Oreo cookies and gummy worms.
I know it looks like it’s for the kids but I won’t lie, it hit all my weird cravings on Saturday night – sweet and crunchy, chocolate, sour, chewy. I mean, everything I could ever want all in one cute little bucket!
And my kids went nuts for it, of course! They’re boys so they like anything gross and eating bugs and dirt was pretty exciting for them.
It would be supe cute at a kids birthday party served in mini buckets with tiny shovels.
More Snack Mix Recipes
Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix – Chex cereal, crackers, and pretzels are coated in a delicious parmesan and ranch seasoning. This is great for parties!
S’mores Chex Mix – Chex and Golden Grahams cereals coated in chocolate and tossed with powdered sugar and mini marhsmallows.
Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix – 3 kinds of Goldfish crackers and pecans in a buttery, savory ranch mixture and baked until delicious. This is another one that looks like kid food but it’s always a hit with adults!
Preheat oven to 300F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with oil.
Place cereal in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Melt butter on very low heat (or in the microwave). Remove from heat and stir in pudding mix until pudding has dissolved. Pour over cereal and toss gently, making sure each piece of cereal is coated. Pour onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Stir in Oreos and gummy worms. Spread mixture onto wax paper to cool completely before serving.