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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 487kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 56g