PERFECT Cocoa Muddy Buddies

One of my FAVORITE snacks are cocoa muddy buddies.  As a kid, we made them at church and ate them like it was our last meal.

You can call them Reindeer Chow, Puppy Chow or just muddy buddies but regardless... they're delicious, they're fun and easy to make!

Cocoa Muddy Buddies
½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
¼ Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 teas. Vanilla
5 Cups Chex Cereal
¾ Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder


In a microwave safe bowl combine the Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter and Butter. 

Microwave for 30 seconds.   

Stir and microwave in additional 15 second increments stirring after each until melted and smooth.  

Stir in the vanilla.

In a large bowl add the cereal and pour the melted chocolate over the top.  

Gently fold with a spatula until the cereal is completely coated.  

Transfer to a gallon size resealable bag.
In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, sprinkle about half into the bag with the cereal.   
Seal the bag, make sure you leave lots of air in the bag, then shake to coat.
Add the remaining sugar and cocoa and shake again.

Serve or keep in sealed bag.

I have edited my post thanks to two amazing bloggers who brought up peanut allergies.  Although we don't have a peanut allergy in my home, I do understand what it's like to have a food allergy (I personally have anaphylactic reactions to fish/shellfish and seeded berries).

Sarah from The Fit Cookie has children with peanut allergies and she successfully substitutes SunButter and her kids love it!

I can see any other nut butter working amazingly (if you're not allergic) such as almond or cashew butter.

I am not sure how it would come out leaving it out BUT I am definitely going to try!

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