Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies

Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies Recipe

Rich chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and sweet powdered sugar cover these Chex mix cereal for a delicious snack! Make this easy recipe for a crowd-pleasing holiday recipe.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword muddy buddies recipe, snack recipe kids, snack recipes sweet
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 200kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 9 cups Rice Chex™ Corn Chex™ or Chocolate Chex™ cereal (or combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 individual serving packets of Hot Chocolate we used .73 oz. packets
  • miniature marshmallows optional
  • crushed peppermint optional


  • In a large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  • In a 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir.
  • Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar and hot cocoa powder. Seal bag; shake until well coated.
  • Add marshmallows and crushed peppermint candies if desired. Shake.
  • Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.


Serving: 1serving (1/2 cup) | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5.3mg