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Muddy Buddies/Sweet and Delicious Crunchy Chex Mix

September 15, 2013


This stuff definitely deserves the title “betcha can’t eat just one!”

There are so many different ways you can make this sweet chex mix which is often called muddy buddies or puppy chow.    The name throws me off a little bit, I feel like we should just call it sweet and delicious crunchy chex mix 🙂

When searching my Secret Recipe Club assigned blog Jen’s Journey and saw this recipe I knew it was what I wanted to make right away.  Chex cereal that’s coated with white chocolate and then covered in a mix of yellow cake mix, powdered sugar and sprinkles…how can you go wrong?!?

Thanks Jen, for passing on such a keeper!!!

Cake Batter Muddy Buddies recipe from Jen’s Journey

  • 5 cups Rice Chex cereal (I went ahead and used the whole box)
  • 10 ounces (5 squares) vanilla flavored Almond Bark (I used 2 cups of white chocolate chips)
  • ¾ cup yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • Vegetable oil (optional)

In a large, lidded container (large enough to shake all of the cereal), Measure out the cereal.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cake mix, powdered sugar and sprinkles.  Set aside.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler, I like to use a stainless steel bowl over top of a medium size saucepan with about an inch of simmering water.  Add a tsp of vegetable shortening if you the chocolate is not melting as smoothly as you’d like.

**note** it’s okay to use the microwave to melt your chocolate but I never have success melting white chocolate in the microwave and since it’s a lot to waste, I find it safer to do it on the stovetop

Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir with a rubber non stick spatula until all of the cereal is well coated.

Sprinkle the dry mixture over the chocolate coated cereal, add a lid and shake it up until all of the cereal is coated.

Pour out onto a sheet pan and let set.

Ration it out….or else they may eat the whole batch!


And don’t forget to check the link below for all of the other SRC creations!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2013 5:28 am

    This looks great – I made apple Cinnamon Muddy Buddies yesterday. Such a fun treat idea.

  2. September 16, 2013 5:31 am

    Fun variation on what we call Puppy Chow in my house…..I’m sure it’s super yummy!

  3. September 16, 2013 6:22 am

    Looks delicious! I need to make muddy buddies for my daughter’s next playdate and this would be a great twist on the traditional version.

  4. September 16, 2013 7:19 am

    OMG this looks like the best version ever. Can’t wait to try!

  5. September 16, 2013 8:02 am

    What a great snack! I can hardly wait for an excuse to make these! Great SRC choice.

  6. September 16, 2013 8:46 am

    love the addition of sprinkles for a festive snack. great src chocie.

  7. September 16, 2013 2:36 pm

    Looks like a great recipe to make during the holidays with red and green sprinkles.

  8. September 16, 2013 6:01 pm

    Oh yum – love puppy chow (or whatever you want to call it!) and this looks like a yummy version!

  9. September 17, 2013 5:26 am

    Wow, this does look good. And with the up coming entertaining season, I’ll be trying this one. Great SRC Choice.

  10. September 17, 2013 4:42 pm

    We would really enjoy your snack, a great selection for the SRC!

  11. September 17, 2013 6:21 pm

    Nice twist on an old favorite! Looks yummy!

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