Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies are powdered sugar dusted chocolate peanut butter crispy treats you will love! They’re yummy snacks or holiday gifts!Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies are powdered sugar dusted chocolate peanut butter crispy treats you will love! They're yummy snacks or holiday gifts!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies are a fun little snack during the holidays… or anytime, for that matter. Perfect for snacking OR giving to friends as a food gift… they are sure to make someone smile!

I love these decadent little snacks… with a crunch and the taste of chocolate and peanut butter, they are perfect for serving at a party, or sitting in front of the TV watching a football game!  Best part… they are so easy to make!

How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

Measure out the Chex cereal into a LARGE bowl. I used corn and rice for this recipe.

The different crispy cereals for muddy buddies are placed into a large bowl.

Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a microwavable bowl on High for 1 minute. Remove and stir until creamy smooth.

If necessary, microwave an additional 15 seconds, then stir until smooth. Do NOT overcook or chocolate will burn.

Mine was smooth after first minute of cooking and stirring well.  Once totally smooth, add the vanilla extract. Stir.  Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal. Stir well, to fully coat all the cereal.

Chocolate, peanut butter and butter are placed in bowl in microwave to melt.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies mixture is melted and ready to add to cereal.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies sauce is poured over crispy cereal.

Once all cereal has been coated with chocolate, place HALF the mixture into a separate clean LARGE bowl.  Add HALF the powdered sugar, and stir to fully coat.

When done, remove cereal to wax paper. Repeat process with other half of cereal and powdered sugar.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies are coated with powdered sugar in bowl.

Spread coated cereal out on wax paper and let cool completely.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies are laid on wax paper, to dry.

Store Muddy Buddies in an airtight covered container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  Try to stay out of them, cause they are ADDICTING!

It’s also fun to divide the mix up into fancy covered containers or jars and give this simple gift to friends over the holidays.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies should be stored in airtight container.

If you’re looking for another recipe using Chex cereal I hope you will check out my Chex Mix Munchies!  They are another great snack, made in the microwave!

Have a wonderful day! I sincerely hope you can find time during this busy time of year to quietly reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. You are deeply loved by the One who created you, and sent His only Son to earth that first Christmas to draw us all back to Him.

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Recipe Adapted From: The cookbook titled : “Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook”, Page 278, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Copyright 2010, General Mills.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies are powdered sugar dusted chocolate peanut butter crispy treats you will love! They're yummy snacks or holiday gifts!
Category: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muddy buddies
Servings: 36 (approx. 9 cups total)
Calories Per Serving: 134 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 9 cups Chex cereal (any variety- I used half corn and half rice)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Place the cereal into a large bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  2. Place the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter into a microwaveable bowl. Cook this uncovered on the HIGH setting for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, and stir well. It is ready when all ingredients become smooth. If necessary, place back in microwave for15 additional seconds, then stir again until mixture is smooth.
  3. Stir vanilla extract into melted chocolate peanut butter mixture. Pour this mixture over the cereal. Stir well, until all is coated with chocolate. Once coated, pour HALF the cereal into a separate large clean bowl. Add HALF the powdered sugar. Stir well, until completely coated.
  4. Remove powdered sugar coated cereal to wax paper. Repeat process with other half of cereal and powdered sugar. Spread finished cereal on wax paper, until cool. This is the method I used.
  5. (Note: If desired, you can place all the cereal and powdered sugar in a 2 gallon plastic storage bag, and shake until covered).
  6. Store muddy buddies in a sealed, airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 cup serving))
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

  1. Hi JB!! First I would like to say I absolutely LOVE your newsletters & recipes!! I just wanted to say that your muddy buddy recipe is amazing! Only thing I do different is after I coat cereal with chocolate I put the powdered sugar in a large paper bag and add chocolate covered cereal, fold top of bag and shake! Then I pour in container or use scoop to put in treat bags and then toss bag in trash!! Also you can add some cocoa powder to powdered sugar for extra chocolatey muddy buddies!! ?

    • Good morning, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to leave a comment! I love your tip on shaking it with the powdered sugar in a large bag… makes perfect sense, and easy cleanup, right? (YAY). Thanks for the helpful tips. I hope you have a great day!

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