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Muddy Buddies Recipe

Also known as puppy chow, this chex mix with peanut butter and chocolate is a delicious treat that is easy to make!

Regardless of what you call it, we can all agree it tastes amazing. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword muddy buddies, puppy chow
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Joanna Stephens



  • 4 cups Chex Cereal
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar



  1. Add chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter to a medium sauce pan. Melt over medium-low heat until melted.

  2. Next add in the vanilla extract. Stir until just combined. Then, remove the pan from heat.

  3. Pour the chex cereal into large mixing bowl. Then, pour the melted peanut butter and chocolate mixture over the top of the cereal. Stir until all the cereal is coated well.

  4. Then, scoop the coated chex cereal into a ziploc bag. Pour the powdered sugar into the ziploc bag and the close the seal. Shake well until all the chex is dusted with the sugar.

  5. Dump the muddy buddies into a serving bowl and serve.