Muddy Buddies | Puppy Chow

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Muddy Buddies 2You already know and love this one.  We’ve been enjoying this for years upon years.  But, should that keep me from photographing it now and adding it to my blog recipe files?  I think not! 🙂

Actually, I just want to know if you call them Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow.  I do both.  Haven’t been able to make up my mind for 15 years!

Tomorrow, I’m surprising you with a little bit of a twist of these for the holiday season.  Can you guess what it is?  Come back in 24 hours to find out!

And, just a warning.  You will be seeing a lot of sweets in the next few weeks.  You can blame that on two reasons: 1) It’s the Christmas season, and  2) I’m pregnant.  😉

Need more sweets today?  Head on over to Confessions of a Cookbook Queen where I’m guest posting my favorite peanut butter fudge recipe.  While you’re there, tell Kristan “hello” and “congratulations” on her sweet baby girl, Lucy!

See you tomorrow!

Muddy Buddies | Puppy Chow

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 18 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow...doesn't matter what you call it. It's highly addictive and always enjoyed by my family every holiday season. Package them up for a tasty gift from the kitchen!

  • 9 cups Rice or Corn Chex cereal (or a combination of both)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Measure the cereal into a very large bowl; set aside.

Using a 1-quart microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter (uncovered) for 1 minute. Carefully remove from the microwave and stir. If more time is needed, microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until smooth. Remove from the microwave and stir in the vanilla.

Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal. Use a large wooden spoon to gently mix the cereal so it is evenly coated with the chocolate.

Line a large sheet or two of wax paper on a counter or table top. Transfer half of the chocolate coated cereal into a 1-gallon plastic zipper bag. Pour in 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar. Seal the bag, allowing air to remain, and shake to coat the cereal. Spread on the wax paper to cool. Repeat with the remaining cereal and powdered sugar, using the same bag.

Once completely cooled, store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator (or just eat it!) 🙂

Source: Adapted from Chex

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  1. I loooove Puppy Chow!! Seriously, I cannot be trusted around the stuff…it’s too addicting!

  2. I adore puppy chow. These are gorgeous photos!

  3. We call it puppy chow. And it is the best snack/treat for teens they all love it!

  4. It is definitely Muddy Buddies. There is no debate. Love, your most decisive friend and expert on all things southern 🙂

  5. puppy chow for sure, never heard it called muddy buddies before, that is the first for me. My mom make puppy chow every christmas for me and my sister and we always eat it all up digging through to find the thickest chex with tons of choc and powder they are the best.

  6. I will second your decisive friend and expert on all things southern. It’s Muddy Buddies. I just love these. I need to make some now!

  7. Puppy chow!

  8. I’m team Puppy Chow. 🙂 But no matter what you call it, it’s delicious.

  9. team puppy chow all the way…a childhood favorite. I couldn’t belieeeeve that my husband had never heard of this until last year when I made it for him!

  10. Oh my goodness this is sooooo good!!!! THanks! I must admit though-this is quite dangerous for my waistline! I can’t stop eating it! soooooooo good! I had never heard of puppy chow before this year.

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