Crispy Muddy Buddies Recipe

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Crispy Muddy Buddies Recipe - It Is a Keeper

This Crispy Muddy Buddies recipe is an easy snack recipe that can be whipped up in no time!

Crispy Muddy Buddies Recipe - It Is a Keeper

Muddy Buddies (or Puppy Chow, depending on where you’re from) are one of my family’s favorite snacks.  I have so much fun coming up with new flavor combinations and mix-ins.

My family cannot get enough of the chocolatey-peanut buttery goodness.

Crispy Muddy Buddies Recipe - It Is a Keeper

What really adds a little something extra to this version are the crispy chocolate candies.  They add a little extra crispy, chocolatey goodness to the treat.

I’ve never seen them before.  I’m a Peanut M&M’s® kinda gal.  However, one bite of M&M’s® Crispy and I was hooked!  I just knew they would be the perfect mix-in my for my Muddy Buddy recipe.

What is your favorite snack recipe?  Leave a comment and let me know.


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Crispy Muddy Buddies Recipe

Crispy Muddy Buddies Recipe - It Is a Keeper

Muddy Buddies

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Servings: 9 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 13.5 ounce box crispy rice squares cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate morsels
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup butter
  • cups powdered sugar


  • Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Place the chocolate morsels, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 30 second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture on top of the cereal and stir to combine.
  • Place ½ of the powdered sugar into a gallon sized zip top bag.
  • Add cereal mixture to the bag and top with the remaining powdered sugar.
  • Close the bag and shake until all of the cereal is coated in the sugar.


Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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