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Muddy Buddies on a plate surrounded by chocolate chips and a spoonful of peanut butter.

Muddy Buddies

This Classic Muddy Buddies recipe is crunchy and satisfying. Making it at home takes no time at all, and perfect for when chocolate cravings hit. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, Chex Mix, muddy buddies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 185kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Measure cereal into large bowl and set aside.
    Chex mix cereal in a bowl
  • In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute. Stir the chocolate, then microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.
    Mixing the melted chocolate and peanut butter
  • Pour melted chocolate mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Then pour into 2-gallon resealable plastic bag.
    Pouring chocolate mix over the cereall
  • Add powdered sugar to the bag, seal tightly, then shake until well coated. Spread the powder covered cereal out on waxed paper to cool.
    Shaking powdered sugar to coat the cereal in a bag
  • When completely cooled, serve or store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
    Laying the muddy buddies out on a cookie sheet to cool



Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5mg