Easy Holiday Snacks – Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe

Have you ever made a batch of Muddy Buddies before?  Oh my word this stuff is good. Yesterday was the first time I had whipped up a batch of muddy buddies this year, and by this morning there was nothing left in the canister but a wee bit of powered sugar.  9 cups of chocolaty goodness all gobbled up in just a few short hours.

Yep.  We love it.

Here is the recipe in case you have never made Muddy Buddies before.


9 cups Chex cereal {we always use Rice Chex}
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips {free from Vitacost}
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Pour 9 cups of Chex cereal into a large bowl and set aside.

Place the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a microwaveable bowl and zap for 1 minute, and then stir.  Continue to microwave the mixture at 30 second intervals and stir until the mixture is nice and smooth. Stir in the vanilla and then pour the mixture over the Chex mix. Carefully combined the cereal and chocolate mixture together until evenly coated.

Once coated, divide the mixtures into {2} 1 gallon zip baggies.  Add 3/4 cup powered sugar into each bag and shake until all the cereal is coated.

Spread the mixture on to parchment or waxed paper to cool. Once cool store the Muddy Buddies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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  1. Julie says

    I love this stuff. I’m not sure I’ve ever made it myself – which is probably good because it is addicting! If I only eat it when I get it for gifts it will sure save me a lot of calories.

    Saw the post with the cranberry shortbread – wow, that’s alot of butter but it really looks delicious. I may have to try that one. Was it worth the trouble of making it for only 12 cookies?

  2. Susan Robinson says

    We love it, too. In Indiana, we call it Puppy Chow. I don’t know how it got that name, but it makes for some interesting comments when you offer your guests puppy chow for dessert.

  3. Ashley says

    We call it Puppy Chow also (Wisconsin). I made it one year and I’ve still got the evidence in my thighs. SOOOOOO worth it! I’ve got a horrible craving for it now though. The grocery stores sell it in the 1/2lb deli packs for like $5. Yikes.

  4. Katrina says

    We call this Puppy Chow and it’s a favorite recipe of my granddaughter and her G-Pa (grandpa) to make together. It’s a must for them. It doesn’t last long around our household.

  5. Connie says

    This. is. so. good. It seriously took me 2 minutes to make. The clean up took longer. Can’t wait to surprise my kiddos.

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