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!
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Dorothy Kern
5cupsChex cerealany flavor
1/2cupmilk chocolate chips
1/3cupcreamy peanut butter
1tablespoonbutterunsalted or salted
2cupspeanutsI like to use Honey Roasted; use your favorite
1cupplain M&Msor 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: