Halloween Muddy Buddies | The Squeaky Mixer

Halloween Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies consist of chex cereal coated in a peanut butter chocolate mixture then tossed in powdered sugar. They are so addicting and delicious and the best part – SO easy to make. All you need are a few ingredients then the rest of the add-ins that you want are all up to you! So get creative, festive, and have fun! This Muddy Buddies recipe is the BEST.

Halloween Muddy Buddies | The Squeaky Mixer

Puppy Chow V.S Muddy Buddies

Honestly, aren’t they the same? There was a heated debate on a video I posted last year when I had asked everyone what they call this delicious treat. Apparently there are a lot of wonderfully passionate people out there with whole hearted opinions on what to call this dessert. I’ve heard everything from Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Reindeer Chow, Monkey Munch…

Personally, I’ve always known this treat to be called Muddy Buddies. Whatever you want to call them, they’re always just as delicious.

Making Halloween Muddy Buddies

The process for this simple and delicious dessert is very easy. The most important steps are ensuring that the chocolate, peanut butter, butter mixture is perfectly smooth before adding it to the chex. A lumpy, uneven mixture will result in a less than ideal end result. No one wants Muddy Buddy with a lil clump of butter. Maybe a select few out there would love that…but let’s do our best to avoid that πŸ™‚

Slow and steady wins the race. Mel this mixture on low heat to ensure that everything is melting evenly and slowly. We also don’t want chocolate burning at the bottom of our pan so be sure to use a silicone spatula to help everything combine and melt evenly.

Halloween Muddy Buddies | The Squeaky Mixer
Halloween Muddy Buddies | The Squeaky Mixer

Feel free to add vanilla extract to the peanut butter chocolate mixture for some added flavor. While we’re on the topic, you can always add in different mix-ins too. If you want to replace the Reese’s Pieces with Halloween colored M&M’s go for it!! Whatever you want to replace or add in – never hesitate. Always be creative and have fun in the kitchen. Especially with a recipe as easy as this!

You can use corn chex instead of rice chex as well. Whatever chex mix you decide with, the quantities will remain the same. As for using semi-sweet chocolate chips, you can also replace this for dark chocolate, milk chocolate, even white chocolate. The best part about this dessert is that you can customize it to your liking. These truly make for the most delicious treat, as well as perfect goody bags for your kids Halloween parties or events!


Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Monkey Munch? Whatever you want to call it, it’s DELICIOUS 🀎 Find the full recipe on my website, link in bio πŸ‘» #bakingtiktok #bakingtiktoks #recipe #bakingszn #yummy #halloween #spoozyszn #thesqueakymixer #bakingrecipe #peanutbutter #halloweenrecipe #recipes #halloweenbaking

♬ Halloween ・ cute horror song – PeriTune

Halloween Muddy Buddies

Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba – thesqueakymixer.com
5.0 from 3 votes


Cooking time


Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on.


  • 8 cups Rice Chex cereal

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter

  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup candy corn

  • 1 cup Reese’s pieces candies

  • 1/4 cups sprinkles

  • 1/2 cup candy eyes


  • Divide the confectioner’s sugar evenly into two large ziplock bags. Set aside.
  • Pour the chex cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter over low to medium heat. Use a silicone spatula to stir everything evenly to make sure that nothing is burning at the bottom of the pot and to ensure that everything is combining evenly.
  • Once the chocolate peanut butter mixture is completely smooth and melted, pour it over the chex cereal.
  • Use a silicone spatula to combine everything evenly. Once everything is evenly combined divide the chocolate coated cereal into the two confectioner’s sugar prepared ziplock bags.
  • Seal then shake the large ziplock bags around to coat the chex cereal evenly.
  • Pour the coated chex back into a large bowl then add in all of the yummy mix ins. Feel free to replace or add your own festive and delicious add-ins.
  • Enjoy!

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @thesqueakymixer on Instagram! I love to see what you all create.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.