With its sweet chocolate coating, creamy peanut butter flavor, and festive decorations like Easter M&Ms and dried strawberries, these muddy buddies will surely be a hit at your next party or family movie night.
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❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe
- Quick and easy to make, ready within 15 minutes
- Loaded with bright colors and festive decorations like springtime M&Ms and dried strawberries
- No baking is required – just microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a bow
This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun springtime snack:
- Rice Chex cereal
- semisweet chocolate chips
- creamy peanut butter
- powdered sugar
- spring M&Ms
- mini marshmallow
- freeze-dried strawberries
Step One: make coating
Measure out the cereal into a very large bowl.
Get a bowl that can go in the microwave. Put chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in the bowl and heat it for 90 seconds. Stir halfway through. Pour the mixture over cereal and mix it until everything is covered.
Measure powdered sugar into a very large (2 gallon or larger) plastic bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
Add dried strawberries, M&Ms, and marshmallows to coated cereal and shake again. Serve in a clean bowl or directly out of the bag.
🥫 Storage instructions
Store any leftovers in an airtight container or resealable bag at room temperature for 4 days or so.
Make sure the container is kept away from heat sources like direct sunlight or a hot oven. The heat can cause the chocolate to melt.
Corn Chex are fine!
Yes, feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate. Dark chocolate or white chocolate chips can be used in place of the semi-sweet ones for a different flavor.
👩🏻🍳 Expert tips
Don’t have a 2-gallon bag? Just split the cereal roughly in half for the shaking portion.
- Feel free to get creative with your muddy buddies and customize them however you like! Add different kinds of candy, nuts, dried fruit, or pretzels for an extra crunchy texture
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📖 Here’s the recipe
Springtime Muddy Buddies
- Large mixing bowl
- large plastic bag
- 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup butter
- 1¾ cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups spring or Easter M&Ms
- 2 cups mini marshmallow
- 2 cups freeze-dried strawberries
- Measure cereal into a very large bowl and set it aside.
- Make coating. In a microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter for 90 seconds, stirring halfway through. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring well until evenly coated.
- Measure powdered sugar into a very large (2 gallon or larger) plastic bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
- Add dried strawberries, M&Ms, and marshmallows to coated cereal and shake again. Serve in a clean bowl or directly out of the bag.