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Muddy Buddies

Close-up view of a batch of Muddy Buddies coated in powdered sugar

Holiday snacks are everywhere right now probably tempting you as you read this…I know this because our holiday treats are in such close proximity to my computer, it is all I can do to keep typing! It is, though, truly the only time of year you are surrounded by a lot of these special treats. Certain ones only make an annual appearance right around mid-December and are not here to see New Year’s Eve. A classic example of this for my family is Muddy Buddy mix.

You might call it something else, like Chocolate Chex mix, Dog Food, Trash etc… It is a Christmas-time only thing in our house… I make a double batch and put it in a big Tupperware bowl and take a scoop or pack a scoop for a quick little gift. It’s made from Rice Chex mix covered in melted chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter and coated in powdered sugar. Completely addictive!!
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Muddy Buddies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • 9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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