Classic Muddy Buddies are a “must make” during the holidays. Also known as Puppy Chow, this sweet crunchy snack is a treat loved by kids of all ages!
What’s not to love when crunchy cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and powered sugar are mixed together, right? For more years than I can remember, I’ve been making Muddy Buddies. There’s just something about the combination of those simple ingredients that’s totally addictive. I know this to be true because there’s some near and dear to me that cannot resist this snack. Honestly, Mr A Southern Soul almost embarrasses himself with this stuff! I just look away.
This treat is simple to make. It takes a bit of elbow grease to get all the cereal coated with the chocolate, peanut butter mix but that’s about it. So, I’m thinking, why not make a batch about every week. That might be a over kill but it’s just so good, and everybody loves it so why not! When it’s time to make a batch for yourself, here’s a few things to keep in mind ~
- use a big bowl for mixing. You need enough space in the bowl to really get to mixing!
- this recipe is for the classic recipe but feel free to add other goodies like pretzels or peanuts.
- if you melt the chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave, make sure not to burn the mixture.
- this sweet treat makes a great gift for teachers, neighbors and friends during the holiday season. Make sure to share!
Classic Muddy Buddies
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 9 cups Chex rice cereal
- 1 1/2 cups powered (confectioners) sugar
- In a large bowl, microwave peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter in 30-second increments. Stir in between each time in the microwave until smooth. **most microwaves will only take 1 minute total to melt the ingredients.
- Place cereal in a large bowl. Pour over melted chocolate mixture and stir to coat each piece of cereal. Sprinkle on powered sugar and gently toss cereal. Store in airtight container.
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