Thursday, March 3, 2011

Muddy Buddies

What's brown and crunchy, and white all over? Why Muddy Buddies, of course. Each crunchy chex cereal is enveloped by a layer of decadent chocolate peanut butter and then tossed in powdered sugar for the finishing coat. Perfect as snacks, lunch boxes sides, bakesales, and if you're really daring, maybe even breakfast. It's cereal, right?  Plus, you know you can't wait to start your day with a bowl of chocolate-y powdered sugary goodness.

The great part about Muddy Buddies, aka puppy chow, is that it comes together in a few minutes, can be made in the microwave, and creates large batches at a time. Enjoy!

Muddy Buddies
from the back of the chex cereal box
9 cups Chex Cereal (I used rice chex)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1. Measure cereal and put in a large bowl
2. In a separate microwaveable bowl microwave chocolate, peanut butter, and butter for 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in vanilla
3. Pour over cereal and mix to evenly coat. Pour cereal in to a gallon size ziploc bag
4. Pour powdered sugar in to the ziploc bag and shake until evenly coated
5. Evenly spread on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper until cool. Store in an airtight container.


  1. I recently picked up a bag of these at Costco as I had never heard of it before. I love that you have given me the recipe so I can make it at home. My daughters will be so happy.

  2. Love the name. These look so easy to make and so yummy. Thank you

  3. seriously good stuff, been forever since I made this!


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