Chex Mix Recipes for everyone to enjoy! This compilation of our favorite Chex Mix Dessert Recipes from Lemon Muddy Buddies to Easy Peppermint Chex Mix is sure to be just what you’re wanting for summer fun or holiday parties!
Chex Mix recipes are some of our favorites! They’re so simple to make as they’re no-bake (usually!) with fewer steps. Simple, easy treats made with Chex cereal are perfect for any type of gathering. Enjoy some of our favorites!
One of the most popular snacks and desserts made with Chex Mix cereal is Muddy Buddies, or Puppy Chow depending on where you are the same recipe can go by many different names. Below you’ll find a ton of incredible mouth watering recipes for muddy buddies and Chex snack mix! Perfect for those with a sweet tooth as there are so many variations and flavors it’s hard to pick just one!
Who invented Muddy Buddies?
A difficult question to answer as General Mills says the recipe was created in 2002 but midwesterners swear puppy chow recipes have been around since the 60’s. Either way, we’re all thankful for this treat being invented because let’s face it- it’s simple, easy, and downright delicious!
Why is it called Puppy Chow?
I promise, this is not a treat for your dog, and is not made up of any dog food-like substances, but the name can feel offputting. Truth be told it’s only called puppy chow because it sort of resembles dog food. But a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, so no matter what this dish is called, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s awesome.
Is it puppy chow or muddy buddies?
As I said, it goes by many different names including but not limited to- puppy chow, monkey munch, reindeer chow (for the holidays) and muddy buddies. Depending on where you’re at it’s called something different.
What are muddy buddies made of?
Starting with a base of Chex mix cereal and building off of that we often have melted chocolate, butter, or peanut butter (or a mixture of those ingredients) added flavors and a final dusting of sugar (most popularly powdered sugar). Every recipe is both similar and different to others, and just fantastic enough that you can never be bored with the endless options and recipes!
Lemon Muddy Buddy recipe made with lemon pudding mix, sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate and powdered sugar. These bite-sized lemon treats are a huge crowd pleaser! See the full recipe for Lemon Muddy Buddies here.
LEMON MUDDY BUDDIES
- 6 cups rice Chex cereal
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 3 oz instant lemon pudding mix small box
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, measure cereal and set aside.
- In a small saucepan combine butter, white chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat.
- Continue stirring until smooth, add the pudding mix and stir to combine.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Pour over cereal and carefully stir to coat.
- Toss with powdered sugar. If you add sugar a 1/2 C at a time then it's easier to coat the cereal.
- Spread onto a baking tray until cooled completely. Store in an airtight container.
Funfetti Chex Mix is a sweet & crunchy, no bake cereal dessert that is loaded with that birthday cake flavor. With only 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes of work, this is you’re new go-to Chex mix! See the full recipe for Funfetti Chex Mix here.
Peppermint Chex Mix made with only 3 ingredients in a few minutes! A simple recipe for a festive, sweet peppermint treat that’s perfect for holiday parties. See the recipe for Easy Peppermint Chex Mix here.
Strawberry Lemonade Chex Mix made easy in under 10 minutes with just 3 ingredients! Great flavor and everyone loves munching on this fun Chex Mix. Simple Chex mix recipe with strawberry lemon flavors perfect for any day that needs a little more fun! See the full recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Chex Mix here.
White Chocolate Chex Mix is made with cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&Ms all coated in white chocolate. This easy chex mix recipe is salty and sweet and comes together in less than 5 minutes! See the full recipe for White Chocolate Chex Mix here.
Mint Muddy Buddies are made in just a few minutes with only 5 ingredients! The chocolate mint coating is made by melting Andes mints – so easy and delicious! See the full recipe for Mint Muddy Buddies here.
Strawberry Valentine Chex Mix is a delicious snack treat that is fun to make and perfectly festive for Valentine’s Day! White chocolate coated Chex Mix cereal with added candies make the perfect sweet treat to share and eat. See the full recipe for Strawberry Valentine Chex Mix here.
If you like banana cream pie, you have to try these Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies! They’re so good. They’re perfect for picnics or parties. Enjoy! See the full recipe for Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies here.
This quick and easy White Chocolate Gingerbread Chex Mix is a result of combining two holiday favorites: Chex mix and Gingerbread. The result is a simple and sweet holiday mix that everyone loves! See the full recipe for White Chocolate Gingerbread Chex Mix here.
Caramel Nut Snack Mix is a crunchy combination of Chex cereal, nuts and M&M’s that’s so delicious your whole family will love it!
Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow from I am Baker
Kit Kat Muddy Buddies from Crazy For Crust
With only 5 ingredients these Kit Kat Muddy Buddies are an easy sweet Chex Mix everyone is addicted to. This is one of our favorite puppy chow flavors – without peanut butter! See the full recipe for Kit Kat Muddy Buddies here.
Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Twix Muddy Buddies from The Recipe Critic
Reese’s Muddy Buddies from I Heart Naptime
Reese’s Muddy Buddies – a fun twist on the classic favorite with the addition of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces! Such an easy treat that is loved by kids and adults! See the full recipe for Reese’s Muddy Buddies here.
Brownie Batter Puppy Chow from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Tasty, fun, and completely addictive, this ultra-chocolate Brownie Batter Puppy Chow is my favorite variation on the popular, indulgent little snack! See the full recipe for Brownie Batter Puppy Chow here.
Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies from I Wash You Dry
Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies – I infused the powdered sugar coating with lemon and lime gelatin powder! If you didn’t know this already, write it down, when you mix equal amounts lemon juice with lime juice you get a pretty darn close replica to key lime juice. See the full recipe for Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies here.
Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix from Six Sisters Stuff
Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix – if you love churros like I do, you are going to want to have this recipe in your life. I found the cinnamon chips at Walmart, but they can be tricky to find when it’s not the holiday season, so stock up if you can! See the full recipe for Cinnamon Chex Mix here.
Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies from Lil’ Luna
Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies! These could be the greatest treats ever invented. They take minutes to make, they only consist of a few ingredients and they’re completely addicting! See the full recipe for Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies here.
Strawberry Shortcake Muddy Buddies from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Strawberry Shortcake Muddy Buddies combine the sweet flavors of strawberry shortcake with the amazing crunch of muddy buddies in a delicious treat that screams SUMMER! See the full recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Muddy Buddies here.
Does Puppy Chow need to be refrigerated?
Can I freeze homemade Chex Mix?
If properly stored in an airtight container you can freeze Chex Mix for up to several months! Of course who would possibly leave a delicious treat around that long? Double check the specific recipe you plan on using to ensure that you follow the proper storage and handling tips as directed by the recipe author.
Chex Mix Recipes the best no-bake treats made with Chex cereal, for everyone to enjoy! Our favorite Chex Mix Dessert Recipes from Lemon Muddy Buddies to Easy Peppermint Chex Mix is sure to be just what you’re wanting for summer fun or holiday parties!