Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies is a fun recipe and can be completely customized. I’ve made two version, one blue and one pink. But feel free to use any cake mix to flavor these!!

Updated 08/10/2021

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Here is the blue version that I made.

Is it puppy chow or muddy buddies?

They are the same thing, and both have different ingredients and versions of them. So, you can customize them to whatever holiday, event you need them for. Make them by a specific color, or one of your favorite flavors like red velvet or the new rage…confetti.

What are muddy buddies made of?

A combination of Chex cereal coated with a melted mixture of chocolate chips, butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Then you add powdered sugar. They are one of the most addicting snacks you’ll ever make. Because we like to change things up, we have been rewriting this recipe too. For example, I used cake mix in my recipe in lieu of powdered sugar. And, in this recipe, I do not use peanut butter like the traditional recipes call for.

Can muddy buddies be frozen?

Yes. You can freeze them. Use an airtight container. They will last about 3 months in the freezer. Let thaw at room temp before eating.


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~Bobbi

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Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies is a fun recipe and can be completely customized. I've made two version, one blue and one pink. But feel free to use any cake mix to flavor these!!
Course Dessert, Snack, snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword chex mix muddy buddies, Christmas Muddy Buddies without Peanut Butter, how to make muddy buddies, muddy buddies for baby shower, muddy buddies recipe, muddy buddies with white chocolate, puppy chow recipe without peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Set 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24 Servings
Calories 168kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • 9×13 Baking dish

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 Cups White Chocolate Chips 12 oz bag
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cup Cake Mix Pick your desired color or flavor
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar sprinkles Match your cake mix color/flavor
  • 2 Tbsp Multi colored decor sprinkles
  • 1/2 Cup M&Ms Optional

Instructions

  • Place cereal in large bowl. Set aside
    Rice Chex
  • Mix all sprinkles & M&Ms in a small bowl. Set aside.
    Cake mix and sprinkles with M7Ms
  • In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate, vanilla and butter (30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until melted). If chocolate seizes up, add 1 tbsp of milk until desired consistency.
    Melted White Chocolate
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and mix until covered.
    Rice Chex covered with melted chocolate
  • Pour the cereal/chocolate mix in a large baggie. Add the cake mix and sprinkles. Shake until well coated.
    Muddy Buddies in a baggie
  • Pour mix onto a baking sheet until set. 1-2 hours.
    Muddy Buddies on a baking sheet

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
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Angled view of Muddy Buddies
Close up of Muddy Buddies

34 Comments

  1. Thanks Kimberly. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave some comments!!

    See ya later!
    Have a great rest of your week!

  2. ohhh how fun! just think of all the color/flavor combos out there with this recipe! Appreciate your sharing with us!
    Kristina and Millie recently posted…Fruit Ka-Bob SnacksMy Profile

  3. These are so much fun. I love the color, they could be served at so many events. Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to Share this week, you are today’s Dare to Share Feature of the Day.
    Pam recently posted…Blue Muddy Buddies – Feature of the DayMy Profile

  4. These are so cute! I’d do blue, too.

    Thanks for linking up at Wordy Wednesday! Pinned!
    Carrie recently posted…Dark Hope by Monica McGurk Fuels My “YA” ObsessionMy Profile

  5. I have not seen the blue Funfetti Cake mix yet – what a fun snack! Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
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  6. Wow!!! That is super super bright!!! Thank you for posting with us at #foodiefridays!
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  7. Your Blue Muddy Buddies look amazing! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  8. This looks fantastic. I love muddy buddies and the color blue!
    I would be honored to have you share with us at Inspire Us Tuesdays. (http://twolittlecavaliers.com/2014/09/inspire-us-tuesdays-happy-fall.html)
    Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers) recently posted…Inspire Us Tuesdays – Happy FallMy Profile

  9. Oh Bobbie, just fun blue treats, do we have smurfs under tow? How fun for kids, or like mentioned a party.
    Thanks for linking up this week, Sorry it took me so long to stop by!
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    • Maybe we’ll turn into Smurfs. It has always been one of my favs 😉 Don’t worry about taking too long to stop by…I appreciate you stopping by period!

      Have a great day!

  10. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com
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  11. That looks like great fun for the kids! I never would have thought to do that!
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  12. My kids would love this!!! I may have to make this for my daughters next birthday party 🙂

  13. This is especially fun for a baby shower when you know the baby will be a boy (or pink for a girl.) You are my neighbor at Friendship Friday with Ramona.

    • I wish I had thought of this back when we did my daughter’s baby shower. Will definitely do it in the future!! Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

      Have a great day!

  14. I’m like that with some foods…I won’t even try it if it looks weird to me. Thanks for stopping by Nicole. Much appreciated!

    Have a great day!

  15. I LOVE these things. I actually just bout a container at Sheetz (not sure if you know what that is but its an amazing gas station we have in PA) and I thought to myself how I have not made these in several years. I am excited to make a blue batch…or my daughters bday is in 2 weeks maybe some pink ones for that! now im hungry..yay lol
    Jess
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    • No…never heard of Sheetz…they don’t have them here in Texas. Don’t you hate when these posts make you hungry? LOL Appreciate you stopping by and checking them out!!

      Have a great day!

  16. What a great idea! Very festive!
    Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes recently posted…Corn and Peach Salad…and I’m Frazzled!My Profile

  17. What a cool idea! I def need to try a pink version!
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