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Valentine’s Muddy Buddies

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This recipe will show you how to make a pink and red themed Valentine’s Muddy Buddies. It’s an easy and versatile sweet snack mix perfect for crowds. All you need is a bowl and people can just grab a handful and eat.

I have been making them for almost every holiday, like my Christmas Muddy Buddies. And, I plan on posting up my St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies, where I’ll have a special surprise.

Valentine's Muddy Buddies

What are muddy buddies made of?

Most people use Chex Mix cereal to make muddy buddies. However, I don’t. I prefer to use Crispix. They seem a little softer and I like the shape of Crispix vs. Chex Mix. But, that’s just my personal preference. They still taste good using Chex Mix. I’ll eat ’em.

You coat the cereal with melted chocolate and then add whatever else you want to add, such as candy, candy sprinkles, powdered sugar, etc.. The possibilities are really endless. Just change up the colors of the candy and/or sprinkles to go with your theme.

When they first started showing up, they were made with peanut butter and chocolate, with a powdered sugar coating. And, it was called Puppy Chow since it kinda looked like dog food. Then everyone started coming up with different varieties, like myself.

Is muddy buddies the same as puppy chow?


What I used to make mine…..

  • Melt Chocolate chips
  • Pour over Crispix Cereal
  • Place in large baggie
  • Add powdered sugar/candy/sprinkles
  • Shake bag and coat the Crispix with the powdered sugar
  • Pour onto baking sheet to “set”
Valentine's Muddy Buddies
Ingredients Used in Valentine’s Muddy Buddies

Here are some more ideas to make cute Valentine’s Day treats…

Pink Hot Chocolate

Mozzarella Cheese Hearts

Valentine’s Day Bark

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Valentine’s Muddy Buddies

Valentine's Muddy Buddies is a sweet snack mix made with Crispix cereal, white chocolate, powdered sugar, M&Ms and candy sprinkles.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make muddy buddies, muddy buddies, muddy buddies recipe, puppy chow, snack mix
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Set Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 3648kcal


  • 4 1/2 Cups Crispix Cereal Can use Chex Cereal
  • 1 1/2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Pink and Red M&Ms
  • 2-4 Tbsp Valentine's Candy Sprinkles


  • Pour Crispix in large bowl. Melt butter & white chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals. **You can also melt in a double boiler.
    Valentine's Muddy Buddies
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the Crispix. Mix well. Try to cover all the cereal. Pour the cereal in a gallon size baggie.
    Valentine's Muddy Buddies
  • Add the powdered sugar, M&Ms and sprinkles in the bag.
    Valentine's Muddy Buddies
  • Shake the bag until all of it has been covered with the powdered sugar. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet in a think layer. Let sit 30 min – 1 hour.
    Valentine's Muddy Buddies
  • Serve or store for later.
    Valentine's Muddy Buddies




Calories: 3648kcal | Carbohydrates: 478g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 188g | Saturated Fat: 117g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 444g | Vitamin A: 2491IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 718mg | Iron: 2mg


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  2. Oh my goodness I love muddy buddies! These look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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