Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies

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We love making our own muddy buddies at home, or as some people call it, puppy chow. This delicious snack is referred to as both online, so we’ll use the phrases muddy buddies and puppy chow interchangeably. Our Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies takes the classic puppy chow recipe and combines it with festive red white and blue M&M candies for a fun and festive snack mix.

Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies

Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies Ingredients

  • 9 cups chex cereal
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup red and blue M&M candies

How to Make Red White & Blue Puppy Chow

Step 1: To a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, and stir well.


Step 2: Microwave for 30 seconds more, and stir again. If not melted, microwave on 15 second increments and stir until smooth. Remove from the microwave and stir in vanilla extract, mixing well.


Step 3: Pour the chocolate mixture over the chex cereal, and toss to coat.


Step 4: Divide the powdered sugar between two gallon storage bags.


Step 5: Scoop the chocolate covered chex into the gallon bags, and shake well to coat the cereal in the sugar.


Step 6: Spread the coated cereal onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and allow to set for about 30 minutes.


Step 7: Before serving, add in M&M’s and toss.

Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies

Substitutions & Tips

Chocolate- You can swap the semi sweet chocolate for milk chocolate, or even white chocolate!

What are muddy buddies?

Muddy buddies, also known as puppy chow, are a popular snack made with Chex cereal coated in a mixture of chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.

Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies

Can I customize this Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies recipe?

Yes, you can customize our Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies recipe by adding your favorite patriotic-themed ingredients or snack mix ingredients, such as sprinkles, pretzels, popcorn, and more, for a sweet and salty twist. Feel free to get creative with the decorations to match the occasion, and whatever snack mix additions you like.

How long do muddy buddies last?

When stored in an airtight container, muddy buddies can last for up to a week, although they are usually best enjoyed within a few days to maintain their crunchy texture and fresh flavor.

Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies

Are there any tips for making the perfect muddy buddies?

To ensure your muddy buddies turn out delicious, make sure to evenly coat the Chex cereal with the melted chocolate and peanut butter mixture. You can also sprinkle the powdered sugar in layers to ensure everything is well coated. You can also coat the pieces in smaller batches to ensure even coating with the powdered sugar.

Looking for more patriotic recipes?

Check out our Red, White and Blue Jello Shots!

This Red, White, and Blue Margarita is the perfect drink for the 4th!

Yield: 24 servings

Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies

Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies

A fun and festive muddy buddies variation, we dressed up this Red White and Blue Muddy Buddies mix with red and blue M&Ms!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 cups chex cereal
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup red and blue M&M candies

Instructions

    1. To a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, and stir well.
    2. Microwave for 30 seconds more, and stir again. If not melted, microwave on 15 second increments and stir until smooth. Remove from the microwave and stir in vanilla extract, mixing well.
    3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the chex cereal, and toss to coat.
    4. Divide the powdered sugar between two gallon storage bags.
    5. Scoop the chocolate covered chex into the gallon bags, and shake well to coat the cereal in the sugar.
    6. Spread the coated cereal onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and allow to set for about 30 minutes.
    7. Before serving, add in M&M's and toss.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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