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St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies

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St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies, also known as Puppy Chow, is one of those tasty recipes that the whole family can enjoy throughout the year!  Puppy chow is a fantastic snack to nosh on any time of the year. The only problem with making muddy buddies is that once you start noshing on a bowl of it, you can’t stop.

St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies

This St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies recipe is full of creamy peanut butter, chocolate, rice cereal, powered sugar and M&Ms!  It’s pure deliciousness! 

Puppy Chow is made by pouring melted butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips Chex Mix cereal and then added powered sugar. It’s perfectly salty, sweet, and crunchy!

FAQ About the Recipe

PUPPY CHOW OR MUDDY BUDDIES?

Puppy Chow, Monkey Munch, Muddy Buddies, Muddy Munch or Reindeer Chow are many different ways you can refer to the yummy homemade snacks we make with Chex cereal.

WHY IS IT ALSO KNOWN AS PUPPY CHOW?

I wish I had a fancy answer to this, however, I don’t. It’s simply called Puppy Chow because it looks like real puppy chow that you give to your dogs.

ARE MUDDY BUDDIES NO BAKE?

Yes, Muddy Buddies are super easy to make, it’s no-bake, and you just need a microwave.

HOW DO YOU STORE MUDDY BUDDIES?

After it’s dry, place the mixture into a large airtight container. You can store it up for to two weeks!

 

Ready to Make St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies?

You will find a complete list of directions and instructions in the printable recipe card below. I have included in-process shots for your reference.

Combine peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl.

Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until melted and creamy.

Add vanilla and stir.

In a large bowl with a cover, pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Cover and shake until cereal is evenly coated.

Sprinkle powdered sugar over cereal. Cover and shake until evenly coated.

Add M&Ms and sprinkles of your choice to complete your St. Patrick’s Day treat.

St Patricks Day Muddy Buddies

Rhonda
St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies, also known as Puppy Chow, is one of those tasty recipes that the whole family can enjoy throughout the year!  
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Desserts and Sweet Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cups
Calories 522 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 9 cups Chex cereal
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup M&Ms – St. Patrick’s Day flavors or green M & Ms

Instructions
 

  • Combine peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until melted and creamy.
  • Add vanilla and stir.
  • In a large bowl with a cover, pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Cover and shake until cereal is evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over cereal. Cover and shake until evenly coated.
  • Add M&Ms and sprinkles of your choice to complete your Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 522kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 7gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 328mgFiber: 3gSugar: 50g
Keyword How to Make Muddy Buddies, Muddy Buddies, St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies, St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow
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