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Muddy Buddies aka Puppy Chow

This Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow recipe is an easy and addictive treat perfect for everyday celebrations and the holidays! Loaded with butter, chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar, and ready in just 15 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 161kcal


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12.8 oz. box Rice Chex
  • 2 cup powdered sugar


  • Add butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips to a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 60 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir, there may still be some lumps of chocolate, that's okay, let it sit for a minute and they should melt because the mixture will be very hot. 
  • Pour half the box of cereal into a large gallon sized plastic bag, stir the chocolate mixture once more and then pour half of it into the bag over the cereal. Add the rest of the cereal and the rest of the chocolate mixture. Close the bag and shake to coat.
  • Open the bag and add in the powdered sugar, reseal and shake to coat the cereal with sugar. 
  • Spread the mixture out on a large baking sheet and then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or in a cool dry place for 4 days.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.3mg