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Muddy Buddies

These Muddy Buddies (also called Puppy Chow) are the best easy treat! No baking required and few ingredients needed! 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword muddy buddies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 484kcal
Author Chelsea, Recipe barely adapted from Chex cereal boxes


  • 9 cups Chex cereal Rice or Corn Chex work best
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk or semisweet chocolate chips (I like Guittard or Ghirardelli)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Optional Additions

  • mini M&M's, mini chocolate chips


  • Measure cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate large microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 15 seconds until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add in the vanilla and salt. Pour over the cereal. Stir well until the cereal is evenly coated. Take care not to crush the cereal while stirring.
  • Pour half of the cereal mixture into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag and pour half of the powdered sugar over it. Seal and shake until the cereal is evenly coated. Repeat with the other half of the cereal and powdered sugar. Shake until all the cereal is well coated.
  • Pour into a large bowl and enjoy! If desired, stir in a fun addition such as mini M&M's or mini chocolate chips. 
  • Store leftover Muddy Buddies in an airtight container at room temperature.



Nutritional information does not include optional add-ins.


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 18mg