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These Red Velvet Muddy Buddies are one of my family's favorite easy snacks. They are also a great Valentine’s idea! Muddy Buddies can also be called Puppy Chow, depending on where you're from.
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Red Velvet Muddy Buddies Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 9 cups
Author: Christina Hitchcock


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


  • 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 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.
  • Place in a large bowl and stir in M&Ms.
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