Trail Mix Muddy Buddies
Your favorite Muddy Buddies...with trail mix! Added peanuts, raisins, and M&Ms add a depth to the puppy chow, making a fun new twist on an old favorite recipe!
Servings: 8 cups
- 5 cups Chex cereal any flavor
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon butter unsalted or salted
- 1-2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups peanuts I like to use Honey Roasted; use your favorite
- 1-2 cups raisins to taste
- 1 cup plain M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces would be good too
- See notes about trail mix
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Place 1 cup powdered sugar in a large gallon sized ziploc bag.
Place milk chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a large bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then heat in additional 30 second increments, stirring after each, until mixture is melted and smooth. Place Chex cereal into the peanut butter chocolate mixture and stir to coat.
Place the cereal mixture into the powdered sugar bag and seal. Shake to coat the cereal. Turn it out onto prepared cookie sheet. Let the muddy buddies harden and cool.
Optional: once they cool, give them a toss in another coat of powdered sugar (up to 1 cup) for a super white look.
Once cooled, place muddy buddies, peanuts, raisins, and M&Ms into a large gallon size bag. I added 1 cup of raisins but if you love them, add up to 2 cups. Shake to mix, then serve or seal for later use. Store in the airtight bag/container for up to 5 days.
Prefer to use a store bought trail mix? Use 3-4 cups of your favorite brand and flavor - anything works! Or mix and match the ingredients I used with some other favorite trail mix ingredients:
- Other nuts
- Reese's Pieces
- Chocolate Chips
- Anything you like!
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 56g