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Muddy Buddies in red dot paper container
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Muddy Buddies

Whether you call it muddy buddies or puppy chow, reindeer chow or monkey munch, this snack mix is delish!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, snack mix
Servings: 20
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Cindy Hopper


  • 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
  • 9 cups Rice Chex® Corn Chex®, or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)


  • Measure cereal, set aside.
  • Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter on High for 1 minute, stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Put mixture in a 2 gallon resealable food storage plastic bag.
  • Add powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or parchment paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.


Keep in an airtight container. 


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 5mg