Chex® Muddy Buddies®

Chex® Muddy Buddies®

"Another popular name for this favorite mix is puppy food. Chow down; it's doggone good!"
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15 m servings 206 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings


  • Calories:
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 192 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwaveable 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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  1. 102 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

A friends wife made this for a Cub Scout den meeting and it was a huge hit! She calls it Christmas Crack because she only makes it during the holidays and you can't get enough of the stuff, lol.

Most helpful critical review

I've made puppy chow (or muddy buddies) many times. By far, this is the worst recipe I've ever used. Let me explain why. I do not recommend the "microwave method". The chocolate comes out more ...

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A friends wife made this for a Cub Scout den meeting and it was a huge hit! She calls it Christmas Crack because she only makes it during the holidays and you can't get enough of the stuff, lol.

My favorite indulgent snack!

Have you tried this recipe? What did you think?My nephew asked me to make this for him. Since he was in Iraq for three christmas's, I couldn't say no..He loved it and it was very easy to make..W...

My family loves this. One item I change is that I put cereal in a large bowl with a lid... then I don't have to waste a plastic storage bag each time. Just pour the chocolate/peanut butter mixtu...

I made this for a fundraiser, and because of worries with peanut allergies, I substituted butterscotch chips for the peanut butter. They were a hit! I also made them with white chocolate chips f...

Easy and good. I will do a 50/50 mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate next time. I like it sweet!! I made a 1.5x batch, and I used a 1000 watt microwave. I only needed to microwave 15 seconds...

Great recipe! The only change I make is to use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet (family preference!) and they turn out perfect - very addicting! Chocolatey, crunchy, sweet - can't go...

i remember making this in middle school!.....My big sister who is five years older than me use to make this all the time!! iam 26 with my own child and i make it once a month in my home...

This is a great, easy recipe! Delicious, chocolate and peanut butter goodness! I personally add 2 times the amount of peanut butter, out of an unnatural love for peanut butter. I prefer it this ...