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White Chocolate Muddy Buddies

by elyn_ryn

These white chocolate Muddy Buddies, a cross between candy and cookies, are made with peanut butter and white chocolate. You can add extra peanut butter flavor and festive color by sprinkling in Peanut butter M&Ms. 

Known by Different Names

Muddy Buddies are an easy-to-make treat that is stirred together in minutes. Originally made in the Midwest, it is now a popular U.S. snack made around the holidays. This recipe differs from the original because it is made with white rather than dark or milk chocolate. As a result, it is sometimes called Snow Buddies. Other names for this snack include puppy chow, monkey munch, reindeer chow, and muddy munch, depending on where you live.

White chocolate muddy buddies with peanut butter M&Ms

Gluten-Free White Chocolate Muddy Buddies

This snack can be made gluten-free by using Chex Rice Cereal. If you substitute another cereal brand or a different Chex cereal than rice, check to see if it is gluten-free.

White chocolate muddy buddies with peanut butter M&Ms

Easy-to-Make Treat

This snack takes only 10 to 15 minutes to make and follows these steps:

Add Colored Candy

To enhance the peanut butter taste, add Peanut Butter M&Ms. Choose colors that match the occasion, such as red and green for Christmas. Also, buy seasonal bags that have holiday colors. For example, pink, white, and red for Valentine’s Day, or red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. Additionally, you can add other things to enhance the peanut butter flavor:

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How to Store White Chocolate Muddy Buddies

After you make the Muddy Buddies, spread them out on a baking pan to cool, or place them in a large bowl and occasionally stir so the trapped heat doesn’t make them soggy. Once cool, store them in an airtight container. They will be delicious for several days. Or you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months to serve later. When you take them out of the freezer, let them come to room temperature before serving.

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White Chocolate Muddy Buddies
Chex cereal, peanut butter, and white chocolate treat
White chocolate muddy buddies with peanut butter M&Ms
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 1/2 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 1/2 minutes
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White chocolate muddy buddies with peanut butter M&Ms
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Instructions
  1. Add the cereal to a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add the white chocolate, peanut butter, and butter to a large microwavable measuring cup.
  3. Heat for 1 minute on high. Stir. Heat for 30 more seconds. Stir until all the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal. Stir until all the cereal is coated.
  5. Pour 1/4 of the powdered sugar into a gallon-sized resealable bag. Add half of the chocolate-coated cereal then add another 1/4 sugar. Seal the bag and shake it to coat the cereal. Pour the sugar-coated cereal into a large clean bowl. Then add 1/2 of the sugar to the bag and the rest of the Chex. Top it with the remaining sugar. Seal the bag and shake it to coat the cereal. Then pour it into the bowl. Use a small spoon to toss the cereal to ensure it is all coated.
  6. Pour the cereal onto a baking sheet to cool, stirring occasionally. Or leave it in the large bowl and mix it often to cool.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Tip

If you have trouble stirring the muddy buddies, pour the Chex cereal into 2 large bowls. Add half of the chocolate mixture to each and stir. Also, using a small spoon to mix the chocolate and cereal can make it easier to work with.

Add-Ins

Other ideas of things to add to the mix:

Add More Peanut Butter Flavor

To add more peanut butter flavor, try substituting 1/2 cup of the white chocolate chips for 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips.

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