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Muddy buddies in a serving bowl on a table - this delicious snack is made with Chex cereal and is also called Puppy Chow
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5 from 2 votes

Muddy Buddies

Muddy buddies are an addictive treat full of chocolatey, peanut butter flavors! This muddy buddy recipe only requires 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make, plus it’s gluten-free!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Chilling Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: monkey munch, muddy buddies, puppy chow
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 272kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal or similar cereal (12 oz)
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate chopped, or 1 cup chocolate chips (see note)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar sifted


  • Add the chocolate to a medium bowl.
  • Place bowl over simmering water to melt. Alternatively, microwave on low power in 30-second intervals until smooth, stirring regularly.
  • Stir in the peanut butter until incorporated.
  • In a medium to large bowl, add the Chex cereal.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture on top.
  • Using a soft spatula, gently mix to coat the cereal evenly. Try not to crush the cereal pieces.
  • Chill for 5-10 minutes to let the chocolate firm up slightly. 
  • Add the coated Chex and powdered sugar to a large ziplock bag.
  • Gently shake and invert the bag until the sugar coats the chocolate evenly. It takes about one minute.


  • Baking chocolate such as Baker’s or Ghirardelli is recommended for easy mixing.
  • If microwaving, use low power to avoid scorching.
  • Store muddy buddies in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid for up to one week. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 6.7mg | Net Carbs: 37g