Decadent Muddy Buddies Recipe

July 09, 2024 2 min read

Decadent Muddy Buddies Recipe

Muddy Buddies, also known as Puppy Chow, is a beloved snack that perfectly combines the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter with a crunchy cereal base. This decadent treat is perfect for any occasion, from parties and gatherings to a simple movie night at home. In this blog post, we’ll share our classic Muddy Buddies recipe, along with some tips to make it even more delicious. Get ready to indulge in this irresistible sweet snack!


  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Prepare the Cereal:
    • Pour the Rice Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt the Chocolate and Peanut Butter:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the semi-sweet chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, and unsalted butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until the mixture is smooth and fully melted.
  3. Add Vanilla:
    • Stir the vanilla extract into the melted chocolate and peanut butter mixture until well combined.
  4. Coat the Cereal:
    • Pour the melted mixture over the Rice Chex cereal. Gently stir until all the cereal pieces are evenly coated with the chocolate and peanut butter mixture.
  5. Add the Powdered Sugar:
    • Transfer the coated cereal into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the powdered sugar, seal the bag, and shake vigorously until all the cereal pieces are coated with the powdered sugar.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Spread the coated cereal onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow it to cool and set for about 30 minutes. Once cooled, transfer the Muddy Buddies to an airtight container for storage or serve immediately.

Variations and Tips:

  1. Nutty Twist:
    • Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (such as almonds, peanuts, or pecans) to the cereal mixture before coating it with the chocolate and peanut butter.
  2. Minty Fresh:
    • Replace the semi-sweet chocolate chips with mint chocolate chips for a refreshing minty flavor.
  3. Extra Crunch:
    • Mix in 1 cup of mini pretzels for an added crunchy texture and a touch of saltiness.

This classic Muddy Buddies recipe is a delightful combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and crunchy cereal that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, it's the perfect treat for any occasion. Try out our variations and make your Muddy Buddies even more special. Enjoy this decadent snack with friends and family, and watch it disappear in no time!