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Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies

These Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies add a fun holiday twist on the classic muddy buddies. These muddy buddies have the same great flavors of a cup of cocoa all wrapped up in a crunchy, chocolatey, cereal treat. It's perfect for parties and holiday gift giving!
Servings: 18
Calories: 355kcal


  • 10 cup rice Chex cereal
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 7 oz marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup hot cocoa mix (dry)
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3.1 oz Snow Caps Candy
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows


  • Add the chocolate chips and butter to a medium sized microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is melted and you can stir it smooth.
  • Add in the marshmallow fluff and stir it into the chocolate until fully incorporated.
  • Add the Chex cereal to a large bowl.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and gently stir it to coat the cereal completely with the mixture.
  • Add the cereal to a large gallon sized ziplock bag, and add in the powdered sugar and hot cocoa mix.
  • Seal and shake the bag up to cover the cereal completely with the powdered sugar and cocoa mix.
  • Place two wire cooling racks each on a large cookie sheet.
  • Spread the muddy buddies over the top of the cooling racks to let the chocolate set. Let it cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Mix the cooled muddy buddies in a large bowl with the snow cap candies and mini marshmallows.
  • Enjoy immediately, or package up for gifts.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 5mg