These muddy buddies are such a good chocolate and peanut butter treat. They’re crunchy, sweet, and so delicious!
Muddy buddies are something I fondly remember from my childhood. I don’t think we’d make (and eat) them that often, but every time we did, I remember adoring it.
These muddy buddies are so easy to make, and are such a yummy snack or dessert. Especially for sharing. This recipe makes a big bowlful, so it’s perfect for making for a movie night, game night, or sporting event. Trust me when I say you’re going to want to share. Otherwise you might just eat the whole giant bowlful at once, not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.
What are muddy buddies?
Incase you’ve never had them, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about – hopefully that’s not the case, because otherwise you’re about to be introduced to the best treat ever.
Muddy buddies are a sweet treat made with chex cereal, that is typically coated in melted chocolate, and peanut butter. Then covered in powdered sugar. And voila, a sweet and addicting treat that you won’t be able to stop at one handful.
Muddy buddies are sometimes called puppy chow because of their similar appearance to dog food, but I promise they taste much better. And you won’t want to feed this treat to your pups because you’ll want to eat the whole thing yourself. And also cause the chocolate. Please don’t give these to your dogs.
We’ve got a lot of other muddy buddy recipes on our site that aren’t just chocolate and peanut butter flavors, from cake batter, to snickerdoodles, to mint chocolate. The most common thing between them is the chex cereal is always coated in sort of chocolate, then powdered sugar.
How to make Muddy Buddies?
Add your Chex cereal to a large bowl. And get out one or two gallon sized ziplock bags.
Add your peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter to a medium sized, microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir it totally smooth. Add in the vanilla and salt, and stir them into the chocolate.
Pour the chocolate peanut butter mixture over the cereal and stir it all up until the cereal is totally coated with the melted chocolate.
Scoop the covered cereal into a ziplock bag (or two) and then cover it with the powdered sugar. Shake the bag up until the cereal is evenly coated in the powdered sugar. Now you can enjoy it straight from the bag, pour it into a bowl, or onto a pan with parchment paper to let the chocolate fully set for a few minutes. And enjoy!
How to store muddy buddies?
Muddy buddies can be stored in a ziptop bag or airtight container for 1 to 2 weeks. Ours never last that long though. 😉
These muddy buddies are the best yet. With the perfect chocolatey peanut buttery goodness. Lots of clumpy pieces (if you’ve had them you know what I mean).
These are the perfect treat for whenever that craving strikes!
More muddy buddy recipes?
- Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies
- S’mores Muddy Buddies
- Small Batch Muddy Buddies
- Scotcheroo Muddy Buddies
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Muddy Buddies (or Puppy Chow)
- 11 cups chex cereal (I like rice chex)
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter (1/2 a stick)
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Pour the Chex cereal into an extra large bowl
- Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter to a medium sized, microwave safe bowl. Microwave the mixture in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until you can stir it smooth.
- Add the vanilla extract and salt and stir them into the melted chocolate.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the chex cereal. Stir it all together carefully until you can coat the cereal evenly with the chocolate peanut butter mixture.
- Add half your cereal to a 1 gallon sized bag, and half the powdered sugar, and shake it all up until the cereal is coated with the powered sugar mixture. Empty the bag into a bowl or onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Repeat with remaining cereal and powered sugar, and enjoy!
These muddy buddies were first posted on February 6, 2013. The photos and text were updated on February 25, 2021.