How to make Muddy Buddy

If you’re looking for a delightful snack that’s both crunchy and sweet, then look no further than Muddy buddies! This Muddy Munch beloved treat, also known as Puppy Chow, is a favorite among kids and adults alike.

Ingredients for muddy buddy:

  • 9 cups Chex cereal (rice, corn, or a combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar


  1. Prepare the Chex Cereal: Measure out 9 cups of your preferred Chex cereal (rice, corn, or a combination) and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt Chocolate Mixture: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the semisweet chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, and unsalted butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Be careful not to overheat the mixture.
  3. Add Vanilla Extract: Once the chocolate mixture is melted and smooth, stir in the vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
  4. Coat the Cereal: Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal in the mixing bowl. Gently fold and stir until all of the cereal is evenly coated with the chocolate mixture.
  5. Coat with Powdered Sugar: Transfer the chocolate-coated cereal mixture into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the powdered sugar to the bag, seal it tightly, and shake until all of the cereal pieces are coated with the powdered sugar.
  6. Set and Serve: Spread the coated cereal mixture onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Allow it to cool and set for about 30 minutes. Once set, transfer the Muddy Buddies to a serving bowl or an airtight container for storage.
  7. Enjoy! Muddy Buddies are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Be sure to share this delicious treat with friends and family!

Additional Tips:

  • For a fun twist, try using different varieties of Chex cereal or adding in your favorite mix-ins, such as mini marshmallows, pretzel pieces, or M&M’s.
  • If you don’t have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate mixture on the stove using a double boiler.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of powdered sugar to suit your taste preferences. More powdered sugar will result in a sweeter, more coated snack.
  • Looking for more delightful recipes? Check out our collection Choco Crunch Delight!
  • Learn how to make your own homemade peanut butter with our easy recipe here!
  • For high-quality Chex cereal, consider purchasing from reputable brands like General Mills.
  • Explore different variations of Muddy Buddies recipes on popular cooking websites like AllRecipes or Food Network.

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