Pineapple Upside Down Muffins - easy, kid-approved breakfast recipe! Delicious muffins filled with crushed pineapple and topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a maraschino cherry!

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.

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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!

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.

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 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.

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!

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!

Dirt and Worms Chex Mix
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Servings: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Chocolate Chex
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate pudding and filling mix
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Oreos
  • 2 cups gummy worms
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with oil.
  2. Place cereal in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Stir in Oreos and gummy worms. Spread mixture onto wax paper to cool completely before serving.

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!

 

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Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs – stuffing, chicken, broccoli, bacon, and cheese all layered and cooked in foil packets. They can be grilled or baked! Easiest dinner ever. 

Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packets - stuffing, chicken, broccoli, bacon, and cheese all layered and cooked in foil packets. They can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Easiest dinner ever!

Today I brought you a mess of a dinner.

Trust me, I realize it’s not much to look at.

But it’s one that my kids LOVED so I figured I had no choice but to share it with you.

Have you ever made hobo packs? The idea is that you just pile everything into aluminum foil, seal it, and then put it on the grill until everything is cooked through.

So they are great to do while camping but since I’m not much of a camper, I did these in the oven. Either way works though!

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