Muddy Buddy Cookies, exactly how they sound; chocolatey peanut buttery deliciousness… no bake, messy and totally worth it!
Puppy Chow (muddy buddies, whatevs…) was my favorite, favorite snack growing up. For some reason we always had it a lot more around Christmas… I don’t know why but we just did.
I have made different variations of it before, one of which has been one of my most popular recipes to date, Reindeer Chow. I wanted to make a different version but just as delicious, for this month’s series! This month it is all about snacks, snacks of all kinds! After school snacks, or just plain middle of the afternoon, I’m craving a lil somethin’ kind of snack. So, Muddy Buddies = My Favorite Snack… BOOM.
BUT, you know what my favorite part of my favorite snack is?? Those clusters of a couple cereal bits stuck together with all that chocolately goodness… you know the ones! So I thought, what if I made those on purpose, but BIGGER?! Muddy Buddy Cookies…. you’re welcome.
Muddy Buddy Cookies
Muddy Buddy Cookies
- 8 Cups Rice Chex cereal
- 1 1/2 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 Cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- lots of powdered sugar
- Place chocolate, peanut butter and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until melted smooth.
- Place cereal in a large bowl, mix in the chocolate mixture until everything is coated.
- On a parchment lined sheet tray, place clusters of the mixture, as packed as you can 1/2 inch apart. Make them as large or small as you like.
- Place in fridge to set for about 2 hours.
- Take cookies out of fridge, dip into powdered sugar that has been poured into a bowl. Coat with powdered sugar and brush off excess. Place in fridge until ready to serve so they are nice and set. Enjoy!
Here is a short video on how I dipped these cookies!
Yummmm, I just leave them in the fridge and take one out when my craving hits! BUT, be warned, they are extremely messy and delicate, totally worth it to me!
If you notice in the recipe, the ratio of chocolate mixture to cereal is different than the original snack. I did this so the cookies would stick together easier! So good! Are you as obsessed with Muddy Buddies as I am?
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