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Homemade Muddy Buddies

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Muddy Buddies
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Snap, Crackle, and Pop aren’t the only ones with a cereal recipe in their back pocket. Chex has gone beyond the mix-and-match snack mix they’re known for and created Muddy Buddies, a mix of your preferred Chex cereal, chocolate chips, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla. It’s a snack that’s both savory and sweet, and it’s easy to pack into bags for on-the-go indulgence.

Recipe courtesy of Chex

Ready in
10 m
8 m
(prepare time)
2 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 9 Cups Chex mix, such as Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, or Chocolate Chex cereal (or combination)
  • 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


Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.

In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter uncovered on High 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.

Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.

Add powdered sugar.

Seal bag; shake until well coated.

Spread on waxed paper to cool.

Store in airtight container in refrigerator.