Healthy Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

Healthy Chex Mix Muddy Buddies are a lightened up version of the original muddy buddies recipe you love! Made with Chex cereal, peanut butter powder and dairy free chocolate, skinny puppy chow is easy to make and so good!

  • Author: Lyndsey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 9 cups 1x



9 cups Chex cereal (recommend Corn Chex)

1/2 cup prepared powdered peanut butter or peanut butter

1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup powdered sugar or powdered erythritol


Measure 9 cups of cereal into a large bowl and set aside.

Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 60 seconds.  Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds until fully melted.

Mix in peanut butter powder or peanut butter.  Stir until smooth.

Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the cereal until well coated.

Divide cereal into two gallon sized bags and add powdered sugar or erythritol.  Shake bag until well coated.


Here are a few helpful tips in making muddy buddy mix:

How to Store Muddy Buddies:  Store muddy buddies in an airtight container for up to one week at room temperature.  Do not refrigerate as I’ve found this makes the cereal stale.

Muddy Buddy Recipe Variations

Muddy buddies are quite versatile and here are just a few ideas for how you can make muddy buddies work for you and your particular tastes and dietary preferences:

Keto muddy buddies:  Use a keto-friendly cereal like Catalina Crunch

Dairy free:  Use Enjoy Life chocolate chips and coconut oil

Peanut allergy:  Use almond butter instead of peanut butter

Gluten free:  opt for Gluten free Chex like corn or rice Chex

Other names for Muddy Buddies:  This actually isn’t the most helpful tip, more of a fact that may interest you!  Muddy buddies are also known as puppy chow, monkey munch, muddy munch, reindeer chow and doggy bag.

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