Recipe of the day: Muddy Buddies

What makes muesli the best desserts? Of course there is Snap, Crackle, and Pop who work hard to give us Rice Krispies treats, but have you ever heard of mushy pals? If not, muddy pals, also known as puppy food, can be made up with Chex granola and some other common pantry staples.

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Muddy Buddies are a popular dessert in the Midwest, but the nostalgic treat really should be served across the country. Although it’s often made around the Christmas season, the dessert is great all year round, especially if you’re in the mood for sweets but don’t want to heat up the oven.

The no-bake dessert isn’t hard to get to grips with. Simply combine melted chocolate chips with butter and peanut butter and pour the mixture over the Chex granola. Put the muesli in a resealable bag, sprinkle with some powdered sugar and shake well. Add the granola to wax paper to cool.

You will be left with a chocolatey, filling snack that your little ones will love and that will remind you of childhood. If you want to reminisce, check out these incredible childhood dinners that you forgot existed.

Recipe courtesy of Chex


  • 9 cups Chex mix, such as Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex or Chocolate Chex cereals (or a combination)
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar


Step 1: Measure grain into a large bowl; put aside.

Step 2: In a 1 liter microwaveable bowl, uncover microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter on high for 1 minute; stir.

Step 3: Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smoothly.

Step 4: Stir in vanilla.

Step 5: Pour the mixture over the granola and stir until it is evenly covered.

Step 6: Pour into a 2 gallon resealable plastic grocery bag.

Step 7: Add powdered sugar.

Step 8: Seal bags; Shake until everything is well covered.

Step 9: Spread on waxed paper to cool.

Step 10: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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