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Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies, also known as Puppy Chow, is a homemade snack that combines crunchy cereal with chocolate and peanut butter. So yummy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 359 kcal


  • 8 cups rice Chex cereal or corn Chex cereal or a mixture of the two
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla optional
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar or more to taste


  • Measure out the cereal into a large bowl and set it aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour melted chocolate mixture over cereal and stir to coat. This may take a little bit of time.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag, pour in 1 cup of powdered sugar, the cereal, and then the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake!
  • Once well coated, dump out the muddy buddies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool to room temperature. Serve, or store and enjoy later!


Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 383mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 7gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 670IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 15mg
Keyword Muddy Buddies
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