Chex Muddy Buddies with Kids

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Sometimes, you just need a classic treat from when you were a kid, and the memory of Chex Muddy Buddies has been calling me for weeks! I mean, the peanut butter, the chocolate, the powdered sugar. YUM! And when you’re in the middle of a stressful time for everyone, sometimes you just need a reminder of simpler times.

After having the ingredients on hand for weeks, I finally decided…it was time! I don’t know what I’d been waiting for. So I called my daughter into the kitchen and we made up a batch in about 15 minutes–even with her doing most of the work.

I’d suggest you stick to the original recipe, because it’s just sooooooo good! But, my husband is mildly allergic to peanut butter, so we used sunflower butter instead. It tastes pretty close to the original and has the same consistency, so it all incorporates just the same. Not quiiiiiite as good, but these are the sacrifices we make for love ; )

Once you melt the ingredients together, it’s important to mix the chocolate mixture and cereal well, otherwise the powdered sugar won’t stick, and no one likes that. Even when it looks like you can’t cover any more pieces and you don’t have enough chocolate mix, you do. Keep stirring gently!

Once you add the powdered sugar it’s time to shake it baby! Get that sugar onto every piece and make it mouth-wateringly delicious! But don’t shake toooooo hard, you don’t want to break your pieces!

That’s it! Really, super easy and fast to put together, and oh, so delicious! Ours would’ve been gone in under an hour if I didn’t give everyone separate servings.


  • 9 cups Chex cereal

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or sunflower butter)

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Measure cereal into a large bowl and set aside
  • In a microwavable bow, add chocolate chips, butter, peanut butter. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer, or until mixture can be stirred smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla
  • Pour mixture over cereal and stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour into a 1 or 2 gallon size resealable food storage plastic bag. Add the powdered sugar.
  • Seal the bag and shake until well coated. Enjoy!

How long will yours last?


  1. Tamara | 24th Apr 20

    Oh wow! I had loved this as a kid and then forgot about it, until now!!!
    We will be making this as soon as we can get to the store again!

    • Kirsten Reeder | 24th Apr 20

      Me too! I happened to pick up a box a couple of weeks before the lock down since they’re gluten free and so is my husband. When I read the recipe on the back I HAD to make them. ??
      Enjoy the happy memories 🙂

  2. Holly | 1st May 20

    Yummy looking recipe!I can’t wait to try this! Fun to spend some time with the kids in the kitchen!

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