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The BEST Muddy Buddies Recipe

Muddy Buddies (also known as Puppy Chow) is an easy no-bake sweet snack and this recipe is hands-down the BEST!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 188 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 7 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • cups powdered sugar


  1. Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a medium bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals on 50% power, stirring after each, until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract and salt.

  2. Pour a little bit of the chocolate mixture into the bottom of a large bowl. Add about a third of the cereal, a third of the remaining chocolate mixture, and repeat two more times. Using a rubber spatula, gently mix it all together until all of the cereal is completely coated. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.

  3. Place ½ cup of the powdered sugar in a gallon-size zip-top bag, top with half of the cereal mixture, another ½ cup of the powdered sugar, the rest of the cereal mixture, then the remaining ½ cup of powdered sugar. Seal the bag, then shake it very well until all of the cereal is coated with powdered sugar.

  4. 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
The BEST Muddy Buddies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.