Mushroom Muddy Buddies

Whether you call them muddy buddies, puppy chow, or monkey munch, that ubiquitous Ziploc bag of peanut-butter- and chocolate-coated Chex shaken in powdered sugar epitomizes the camping days of yore. We used the classic recipe but brought a Northwest bent via the addition of roasted hazelnuts. Then we invited in the woods, natch, by muddying up cream with mushrooms. Candying a trio of porcini, candy cap, and shiitake mushrooms in honey, butter, and a touch of sherry resulted in the earthiest, most umami, and startlingly roasty ice cream imaginable