Alycia P's Monkey Chow, modified from
  • Cooking Time: 2 minutes
  • Servings: 6 cups
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips = (237 mL)
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter = (158 mL)
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted = (118 mL)
  • 1/3 malted milk powder = (79 mL)
  • 8 cups crisp rice cereal, such as Rice Chex = (1,892 mL)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar = (473 mL)
  • 2 cups freeze-dried bananas or banana chips = (473 mL)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips = (237 mL)
  2. Combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter and malted milk in a medium microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth.
  4. Put the cereal in a large bowl, pour in the melted chocolate-peanut butter and stir until evenly coated.
  5. Allow the cereal to cool slightly, and then transfer to a large brown paper bag or resealable plastic bag.
  6. Add the confectioners' sugar, bananas and butterscotch chips.
  7. Tightly close or seal the bag and toss to coat well.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
I made these a bunch of times for family dinners and everyone loved them! They are super easy to make but they are so good! This simple yet tasty recipe is just like chex mix with different ingredients. You will be sure to love this {heterogeneous} mixture! There are no pure substances in my recipe. The salt that isn’t in the unsalted butter is a pure substance. The homogeneous mixtures are the creamy peanut butter, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, confectioners' sugar and the malted milk powder. The heterogeneous mixtures are melted butter, the freeze-dried bananas and the Rice Chex cereal. When getting milk from the cow to turn it into malted milk powder, the cow is eating and digesting foods and is helping put nutrients into the milk. When you harvest the cocoa plants for chocolate it would be a chemical change because the plants carry out photosynthesis. These are both examples of a chemical change happening to have the ingredients that we need. Also when people are eating this delicious treat, that would be a chemical change! When freezing the bananas, melting the butter, and mixing the ingredients together would be examples of physical changes. Submitted by: "Alycia P."