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Muddy Buddies in a white bowl and black napkin

Muddy Buddies

Jennie Duncan
Nothing beats this crunchy and sweet classic recipe. These Muddy Buddies are so simple to make a snack you can't get enough of. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • 6 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar


  • Place cereal in a large mixing bowl. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl melt semi-sweet chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract. Heat for 30 seconds at a time mixing in between until melted and smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate over cereal and toss to coat. Gently mix to coat.
  • Add in powdered sugar and again gently mix to coat. Place in your prepared baking sheet to dry.


  • What is Puppy Chow? Puppy Chow is also known as muddy buddies or monkey munch is a cereal snack coated in chocolate and toss in powdered sugar.
  • Is Puppy Chow gluten-free? This would depend on the ingredients you use. If you need this to be gluten-free make sure to buy corn check cereal. Also double-check all other ingredients to make sure they are made gluten-free. Ingredients can vary from brand to brand.
  • Do I need to refrigerate this recipe? These muddy buddies can be store at room temperature for 2-3 days. If you want to keep it long store it in an air-tight container in the fridge.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 6gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 456IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 11mg
Keyword muddy buddies
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