Friday, July 15, 2016

ButterBeer Buddies!

I wanted to make a treat for a new grad this weekend who loves all things Harry Potter.  Coincidentally, it's gluten free and dairy free, so it needed to be preserved for posterity and shared with all of you!

First, let me say that LorAnn flavoring oils are gluten free and come in a huge variety of flavors.  I tried a couple out to get the right mix for this recipe. The right flavor ended up being their Butterscotch oil.

This isn't even really a recipe, it's so easy. I based the concept on Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) and went from there.  A friend clued me in to a white chocolate coating that is accidentally vegan. It's from a small company in Wisconsin. But any white "bark" will work if you don't have food allergies.

ButterBeer Buddies
1 box of rice chex
1 lb of white chocolate 
1/4 C shortening (I use Spectrum organic)
1 tsp of LorAnn butterscotch flavoring oil
3 rolls of butter rum life savers
3 cups of powdered sugar

Break the white chocolate up and microwave in intervals until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
Mix in the shortening and add 1 tsp of flavoring oil. Stir until smooth.

While the chocolate is melting, break up the life savers in a blender or food processor until they are the size of nerds or sprinkles.  Toss them into the powdered sugar.

Pour the melted chocolate mix over a box of cereal and stir to combine.

Fill a quart ziplock with the powdered sugar and life savers mix, add cereal, and shake until coated.


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