Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe

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4.89 from 9 votes
If you love Chex Muddy Buddies, than you are going to be over the moon for this Red Velvet Muddy Buddies version. The red velvet version just make this treat extra special.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies in a mason jar on a red napkin.

If you love Chex Muddy Buddies, than you are going to be over the moon for this Red Velvet Muddy Buddies version. The red velvet flavor just make this treat extra special.

Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies in a mason jar on a red napkin.

This Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies Mix is a decadent and special way to make this classic snack. If you love making things for others and having the piece of mind of knowing what is in it and how it is made, then this is the snack for you. It is perfect to give as a gift for Valentines day or Christmas because of it’s festive red color and no one can resist this crunch sweet salty treat.

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What We Love About This homemade Muddy Buddies Recipe

You may know this treat by the name puppy chow but this recipe recreates that decadent red velvet flavor. What is red velvet and isn’t it just the same as chocolate? Nope, find out the difference here.

  • Perfect Snack: It covers all the bases. Salty, sweet, crunchy and delicious.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and it is so quick and easy.
  • Family Friendly: It is chocolate after all!!!
  • Adaptable: Can make it with so many combinations!
Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies spilling out of a mason jar.

Ingredient Notes

  • M&M Candies: Use any size or flavor that you like. For this particular mixture I use the red and pink ones. The minis are cute too.
  • Red Candy Melts: While you can use any type of chocolate, including chocolate chips, these just make it more fun and festive.
  • Chex Cereal: Use any flavor that you would like or a combination of flavors.
Chex mix, cake mix, m&m and chocolate for the muddy buddies.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe

These are the basic steps for making Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Melting the ingreidients and adding it to the  chex mix and  putting in a zip top bag.

STEP 1: MIX AND MELT

First, place the chocolate candy melts, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted. Pour the melted chocolate mixture on top of the cereal and stir to combine.

STEP 2: SHAKE

Second, place half the powdered sugar and cake mix in the bag and then add cereal mix. Then add remaining powdered sugar mixture. Then close the bag and shake to coat. Finally, pour in a large bowl and add M&M’s.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Chex Muddy Buddies Mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container or bag.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RED VELVET CHEX MUDDY BUDDIES RECIPE

The Red Velvet Muddy Buddies can be frozen, however it will change the texture, so if possible make it fresh.

Frequently Asked Questions

IS UNCOOKED CAKE MIX SAFE TO EAT?

To ensure the safety of the mix, simply microwave for one minute or until it reaches 164 degrees. This will make it safe to consume.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN PLACE OF CANDY MELTS?

Indeed, you can use your favorite chocolate for this recipe, they candy melts in red or pink really enhance the final look of the snack.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, I suggest making more as it is perfect for gift giving.

WHY ARE MUDDY BUDDIES SOMETIMES CALLED PUPPY CHOW?

Depending on the region of the country that you live in, this recipe can have many names, such as moose munch, reindeer food or puppy chow. It is often called puppy chow as it resembles it.

Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies with a red pompom placemat and chex scattered about.

Expert Tips for Making Chex Muddy Buddies Mix

  • Add Different Candies: Try these Red Velvet Cookie Dough Candies for even more red velvet flavor.
  • Nutty: Add some nuts for even more crunch flavor.
  • Variation tip: Neater directions, lay wax paper on a baking sheet. lay out your chex mix and drizzle the chocolate mixture on top, then sprinkle each side with the sugar mixture.
  • Drizzle: Drizzle with melted chocolate for a polished look.

What to Serve with Red Velvet Muddy Buddies

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Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies in a mason jar on a red napkin.
4.89 from 9 votes

Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe

Yield: 9 cups
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
If you love Chex Muddy Buddies, than you are going to be over the moon for this Red Velvet Muddy Buddies version. The red velvet version just make this treat extra special.
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Ingredients

  • 13.5 ounce Chex Cereal, rice chex box
  • 1 cup red chocolate candy melts
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 M&M's, bag

Instructions

  • Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Place the chocolate candy melts, 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 1/2 of the powdered sugar and cake mix into a gallon sized zip top bag.
  • Add cereal mixture to the bag and top with the remaining powdered sugar cake mixture.
  • Close the bag and shake until all of the cereal is coated in the sugar.
  • Place in a large bowl and stir in M&Ms.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Different Candies: Try these Red Velvet Cookie Dough Candies for even more red velvet flavor.
  • Nutty: Add some nuts for even more crunch flavor.
  • Variation tip: Neater directions, lay wax paper on a baking sheet. lay out your chex mix and drizzle the chocolate mixture on top, then sprinkle each side with the sugar mixture.
  • Drizzle: Drizzle with melted chocolate for a polished look.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 13mg
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex mix, chocolate, M&Ms, muddy buddies

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8 thoughts on “Red Velvet Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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