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 Originally made in the Midwest, it is now a popular U.S. snack made around the holidays.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.
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.
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:
Other Snack Recipes
If you like this snack, then you might enjoy these candy recipes too:
- Sea Salt Pecan Turtles
- Chocolate Pecan Caramels
- Candied Pecans
- Rolo Chocolate Turtles
- Grinch Peppermint Bark
- Cream Cheese Truffles
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.