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Muddy Buddies in red dot paper container

Muddy Buddies

Whether you call it muddy buddies or puppy chow, reindeer chow or monkey munch, this snack mix is delish!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, snack mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 192 kcal
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)


  1. Measure cereal, set aside.
  2. 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.

  3. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Put mixture in a 2 gallon resealable food storage plastic bag.

  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

Keep in an airtight container. 

Nutrition Facts
Muddy Buddies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.