Halloween Muddy Buddies are a delicious treat to share with party guests. The dessert, also called puppy chow, is super easy to make and serves a crowd. The muddy buddy recipe only requires a few ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to make.
This recipe and post were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! Sponsor companies sent me samples, but as always opinions are 100% mine.
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For this recipe I used products from Dixie Crystals, Adams Extract, and Sweets & Treats.
Muddy buddies, or puppy chow, are a great treat, mainly because you can use them at any party and for any holiday by changing out the extra candies.
For Halloween, I used candy corn to add some traditional candy and I added some cute pumpkin and bat candy to the mix from Sweets and Treats.
Sweets & Treats also sent the orange and black treat cups that the muddy buddies are in and they are the perfect size to fill up and give to guests at your party.What ingredients do I need to make Halloween muddy buddies?
(Full ingredient list and directions at the bottom of the post).
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Creamy peanut butter
- Chex Mix
- Gallon size Ziplock Bags
- Powdered Sugar
- Halloween candy
- Candy corn
- Large bowl
- Small containers
Don’t you love the little bats and pumpkin candy from Sweets and Treats?
How do I make muddy buddies?
- Measure out and pour the Chex Mix into a large bowl and set aside.
- Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter to a medium-sized bowl.
- Place in the microwave and melt for about one minute. Stir until melted. Add the ingredients back to the microwave, in increments of ten seconds, if it needs to melt more.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the Chex Mix and gently stir until all of the cereal is coated.
- Scoop half of the Chex Mix into a Ziplock bag and add half of the powdered sugar. Shake gently until all of the cereal is covered.
- Spread out onto a cookie sheet. Repeat with the other half of the muddy buddies.
- Let it sit out for about half an hour.
- Add the muddy buddies to a large bowl and add the candy corn and Halloween candies and stir.
Recipe and printable instructions listed below
Start by adding the chocolate chips to a medium-sized bowl.
Next, add the butter to the bowl.
Now, add the peanut butter to the bowl. Melt in the microwave for about one minute.
After melting the ingredients, add the vanilla extract to the bowl.
Stir the ingredients until everything is melted.
Sometimes you will need to stir the chocolate for a minute or so and it will melt more.
If it needs to melt more, put the bowl back in the microwave in increments of 10 seconds.
Pour the melted chocolate over the Chex Mix and stir it until everything is covered.
Add some powdered sugar to a large Ziplock bag.
Place half of the Halloween Muddy Buddies into the bag and shake it gently until all of the cereal is covered.
Repeat a second time with the remainder of the muddy buddies.
Spread the Halloween muddy buddies out on a covered cookie sheet to allow the chocolate to harden a little.
I leave them out on the counter for about 30 minutes and that’s usually enough time. If you’re in a hurry, you can pop them in the refrigerator for about 10 or 15 minutes.
Finally, add the candy corn, pumpkins, and bats to the mix and toss. Then, scoop into cups for serving.
What are muddy buddies made of?
Muddy buddies are made of chocolate chips, butter, peanut butter, Chex Mix, and powdered sugar. They only take a few minutes to make and there’s no baking required.
Why is it called puppy chow?
Because the dessert tends to resemble puppy chow.
Does Puppy Chow need to be refrigerated?
Puppy chow does not need to be refrigerated, but it will keep longer if kept in the fridge.
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I shared with one of the girls we drove home from school and she was so excited to get homemade muddy buddies and loved the recipe.
- 9 cups Chex Mix cereal
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Halloween candy
- Candy corn
- Pour 9 cups of Chex Mix into a large bowl.
- Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter to a medium-sized bowl and microwave for one minute.
- Stir until melted. If not quite melted, place back in the microwave and heat again, in increments of 10 seconds, until melted.
- Pour over the Chex Mix and gently stir until all of the cereal is coated.
- Add half of the powdered sugar into a large Ziplock bag and scoop half of the muddy buddies into the bag. Close it up and gently shake until all of the muddy buddies are covered.
- Lay out on a cookie sheet covered with tinfoil. Repeat step five with the second half of the powdered sugar and Chex Mix.
- Let is cool for about 30 minutes. Add back into the large bowl and toss with candy corn and Halloween candy.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 cups Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 556Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 4gSugar: 45gProtein: 8g
Nutrition is approximate.
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- Smores Ghost Brownies from Books n’ CooksHappy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.