If you asked me 3 years ago if I had ever made cinnamon rolls the answer would have been. NO, I'm too scared to make those. But fast forward to today & the answer would be I make them all the time. My boys love to make this one with me, the spreading butter over the dough and sprinkling brown sugar onto the butter is their favorite part. Great recipe for the holidays, cold snowy mornings, or just because you want to bake something special with your littles. I have not had these fail on me yet. If you make these once you will be asked to make them again! Every bite is like a big warm hug!
FOR THE CINNAMON ROLLS:
FOR THE FROSTING:
This recipe takes me right back to my childhood! It's the perfect of a little sweet n salty. My kids love when I make this recipe and its usually gone fairly fast, as are most things in this home. But this one for some reason will always have a special place in my heart & will never not be a favorite. With youth football games right around the corner I have a feeling I will be making lots and lots of these!
1 (12 oz) box Chex cereal
1 (12 oz) bag chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (2 lb) bag powdered sugar
1. Place cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
2. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
3. Microwave for 60 seconds and then stir until smooth. If the chocolate chips haven't melted enough, microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the mixture is completely melted.
4. Stir in vanilla extract.
5. Pour the chocolate mixture over the chex cereal and stir together gently with a spatula, until all the chex pieces are completely covered in chocolate.
6. DO NOT OVER MIX. The chunks are the best part! The cereal pieces should be completely coated in chocolate, but it's ok for a few to clump together.
7. Pour the powdered sugar over the mixture. Use as much or as little as you like, but I think this is best when no chocolate shows through.
8. Gently stir to combine.
9. Store in an airtight container!