Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

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Both chocolate and peanut butter Chex cereal, coated in peanut butter and melted chocolate, then tossed in powdered sugar and sprinkles.  Add in some candy corn and candy eyeballs, and you have this amazing Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddy recipe, that everyone will love!

 

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This recipe for Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies is the perfect way to welcome October.  Yes, I know, that’s not until tomorrow, but what if I waited until then to share it and you didn’t have time to make it?  What kind of a friend would I be?

If you love puppy chow and its peanut butter and chocolate goodness – this DOUBLE peanut butter puppy chow recipe is going to rock your world!

 

This recipe was made with products I was given from Chex Cereal,  all opinions in this post are all my own.

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Of course, this recipe doesn’t have to be just for Halloween.  You could switch up the candy corn and the halloween sprinkles for chocolate M&M’s candies in or even use Reese’s pieces and get even more peanut butter goodness in there!  Use your imagination.  

 

Today though, it’s all about these candy corn, powdered sugar dusted little peanut butter and chocolate bites.

 

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies made with 2 kinds of chex

In July, I shared another one of my party mixes, my Lemonade Chex Mix, on instagram.  Chex saw it, and sent me a message, asking if they could re-share it and send me a little present in the mail.  Who doesn’t like fun mail?? 

This box arrived the next week, it had all of the makings and a recipe to make their Chex Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies.  The minute I saw it, I wanted to grab my mixing bowl and get started.  But I made myself wait, because I knew it would make a great halloween snack mix! 

 

What’s the Difference Between Muddy Buddies & Puppy Chow?

Honestly?  The name.  I grew up calling this homemade snack “Puppy Chow.” It’s made of cereal, typically Chex or Crispix, coated in chocolate and peanut butter then tossed in powdered sugar.  Nobody really knows who came up with the recipe, but they say that its name came from its appearance to “Dog Show,” which, I have never seen or smelled a dog chow that was this good, have you?

Other names for this snack are monkey munch, muddy munch, or reindeer chow.  It’s a snack traditionally served at the holidays or tailgating/watch parties.   

 

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies puppy chow

I have a bit of an addiction to Rae Dunn.  If you don’t know her stuff, it’s most ceramic or glass pieces, with simple words on it.  It’s morphed into so much more now.  Stationary and office supplies, I have even seen baby clothes and shower curtains.  Her line of pet products are super cute.  That’s where I found this Rae Dunn Howloween Dog Bowl! 

I found it right before I received my package of goodies from Chex.  I bought it instantly, and knew that my doggies wouldn’t be anywhere near it, but I would be filling it with Halloween Puppy Chow! Isn’t it cute??

 

Ingredients in Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies:

  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chew Cereal
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Candy Corn, Sprinkles, Candy Eyeballs

 

 

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies chex cereal

In a large bowl, add both kinds of Chex cereal.

Melt butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in your microwave.  

 

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies prep

Pour over cereal.

 

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies prep with peanut butter

Gently stir, taking care not to break the cereal.  In either a large ziplock bag or a paper grocery bag, toss coated cereal with powdered sugar.  

Add in sprinkles and candies and shake again.

 

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies sheet pan

Spread onto a sheet pan, and let it set up, before storing in an airtight container.  

 

 

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

I added the candy eyeballs in after, so they wouldn’t have the sugar coating over the eyes.  

Here’s lookin’ at you!

 

Other Puppy Chow and Muddy Buddy Recipes to fall in Love With:

 

 

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For another great Halloween snack mix, be sure and check out my Halloween White Trash Mix.  

 

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Yield: Serves a Crowd

Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

Overhead of Halloween Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies in a halloween bowl

Both chocolate and peanut butter Chex cereal, coated in peanut butter and melted chocolate, then tossed in powdered sugar and sprinkles.  Add in some candy corn and candy eyeballs, and you have this amazing Double Peanut Butter Muddy Buddy recipe, that everyone will love!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Peanut Butter Chex Cereal
  • 4 cups Chocolate Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups candy corn
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles
  • Candy Eyeballs

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add cereal.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Continue microwaving in 30 second increments until mixture is melted and can be stirred smooth.
  3. Pour over cereal, and gently stir to coat.
  4. Transfer to either a paper grocery bag or a 2 gallon ziplock bag and add in powdered sugar and sprinkles. Shake to coat.
  5. Add in candy corn and eyeballs. Spread onto a large cookie sheet to let set.
  6. Store in an airtight container when dry.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Chex.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 806Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 552mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 6gSugar: 44gProtein: 21g

Nutrition isn't guaranteed accurate.

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9 Comments

  1. My kids love helping me make muddy buddies, especially licking the bowl clean! This is a great recipe because it utilizes one of my favorite fall candies, Candy Corn! I know it’s a hot topic for some people, but we love it!

  2. What a creative and fun snack for Halloween!! This perfectly fits the brief. I love the textures and the fun factor. I am sure this recipe will be a huge hit!

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