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A plate of three peanut butter muddy buddy cookies.
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Muddy Buddy Cookies

Muddy Buddy Cookies turn the popular chocolate and peanut butter snack into a delicious cookie. Soft and chewy peanut butter cookie topped with chocolate, powdered sugar and actual muddy buddies!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 24


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, softened)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (For rolling)

For the Muddy Buddies:

  • 2 cups chex mix
  • 2 TBS creamy peanut butter
  • 1 TBS butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 TBS creamy peanut butter

For Topping:

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cream together for about 2 minutes till creamy. 
  • Stir in the vanilla and egg and mix till just combined. 
  • Add in the salt, baking soda, flour and mix till smooth.
  • Roll cookies into a heaping tablespoon sized balls. 
  • Roll into remaining sugar to coat. 
  • Place balls onto a cookie sheet lined with silicone or parchment. 
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes until the cookies are golden and start to crack. 
  • Remove cookies from oven and push top in using the bottom of a small spice container (or any circular thing with a flat bottom that is about 2 inches across)
  • Allow to cool on pan for about 2 minutes, then move to cooling sheet to cool completely. 

For the Muddy Buddies:

  • Put chex cereal into a small bowl. 
  • Put peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips into a small bowl.
  • Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. (About 1 minute total)
  • Pour the chocolate peanut butter over the cereal and stir together to completely coat cereal with chocolate. 
  • Pour the cereal into a bag and pour in your powdered sugar.
  • Shake the bag until the cereal is completely coated with powdered sugar. 
  • Pour muddy buddies into another bowl and set aside.

For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping:

  • Combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small microwave safe container.
  • Microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds if needed. Stir till smooth. 
  • Add a spoonful of chocolate mixture to the top of each cookie, and spread around to fill the circle you pressed in before.
  • Allow chocolate to set for about 20 minutes. 
  • Dust top of cookies with a little powdered sugar. 
  • Crush some of the muddy buddies, and press muddy buddies into the top of the chocolate, whole and crushed pieces.
  • Allow to set for about 10 minutes, then enjoy. 
  • Cookies stay good stored in an airtight container for about 4-5 days.