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Chex Muddy Buddies - Chex Puppy Chow

Chex muddy buddies are a fantastic snack to make with kids. Muddy buddies are also known as puppy chow or puppy food. The recipe is fun to make and incredibly easy. It’s a great way to make a quick dessert if you have some Chex cereal on hand. Also, if you are going to a kids party, muddy buddies are great to bring along.

Since these have peanut butter and chocolate in them, I find them to be incredibly addictive!

How to make Muddy Buddies:


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 18


  • 9 cups Chex cereal (any kind works)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Step 1

Put the semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter into a 1 quart microwavable safe bowl.


Step 2

Microwave uncovered on high for 1 minute.


Step 3

Stir until everything is melted. If stirring doesn't melt everything, place in the microwave on high for 15-30 seconds. Be sure to stir until it's well mixed and smooth.


Step 4

After it's well mixed, add vanilla.


Step 5

Pour Chex cereal into a large bowl. Use a large Pyrex measuring container to measure if you have one. It's quicker.


Step 6

Pour the chocolate, peanut butter, and butter mixture over the Chex cereal.


Step 7

Use a spatula or throw some gloves on and mix until all the Chex are covered in the mixture. Toss like a salad to coat entirely.


Step 8

Coat Chex with Powdered Sugar Pour the powdered sugar into a large ziplock bag (2 gallon). Add the Chex. Shake until all the Chex are well coated.


Step 9

While all the Chex are in the bag, clean out the original bowl so no chocolate residue is left inside. Dry the bowl. Add mixture from bag and place into the bowl. If the Chex are not fully coated with powdered sugar, add more powdered sugar to bowl and cover with cling wrap. Shake until well coated.


Step 10

Finished Chex Muddy Buddies - Chex Puppy Chow:


Step 11

Place your Chex Muddy Buddies - Chex Puppy Chow in an interesting bowl or plate.