Muddy Buddies [a.k.a. Puppy Chow]

Chocolate and peanut butter-covered Rice Chex cereal, dusted in powdered sugar. A quick and easy snack!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 15 to 20 servings
Calories 237 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal almost a full 12.8-ounce box
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups powdered sugar
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place the Rice Chex cereal in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Place the chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract in a medium bowl or 4-cup measuring cup. Microwave in 30-second intervals on 50% power, stirring after each, until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the Rice Chex cereal and use a rubber spatula to mix it until all of the cereal is coated.
  4. Place the powdered sugar in a gallon-size zip-top bag. Put all of the chocolate-covered cereal into the bag, zipper it closed, and then shake it very well until all of the cereal is coated with powdered sugar.
  5. Spread the mixture out onto a wax-paper lined sheet pan to cool and set, about 30 minutes, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Muddy Buddies [a.k.a. Puppy Chow]
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.