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! Enjoy browsing this collection of Chex Mix Recipes for everyone to enjoy!
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!
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Chex Mix Recipes Perfect for Spring:
Lucky Charms Leprechaun Snack Mix is a fun twist on a classic perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Lucky Charms cereal, coconut, almonds & M&M’s combine in a fun & festive sweet snack mix. See the recipe for Lucky Charms Leprechaun Snack Mix here.
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.
Green Mint Chocolate Muddy Buddies are a fun and festive treat to serve this St. Patrick’s Day! Made easy with Chex cereal & mint M&Ms candy; you’ll love the mint chocolate combination! See the recipe for Green Mint Chocolate 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 recipe for Strawberry Valentine 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 recipe for Mint Muddy Buddies here.
Chex Mix Recipes Perfect for Summer:
Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies are a twist on a classic puppy chow recipe! Chex cereal, powdered sugar & banana cream pie pudding mix combine in this family favorite treat! See the recipe for Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies here.
BANANA CREAM PIE MUDDY BUDDIES
- 6 cups Chex cereal
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 small box Banana Cream pudding mix 3 ounce box
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- Start by measuring the Chex mix cereal into a large bowl and set it aside.
- Then, in a small saucepan, combine the butter, white chocolate chips, milk, and sweetened condensed milk, cook over medium heat. Continue to stir until smooth and the chocolate is melted.
- Next, add in the dry pudding mix and gently whisk to combine. Remove the mixture from the heat.
- Proceed to pour your melted butter and chocolate mixture over the top of the cereal and toss to coat. Pour ½ of the mixture at a time, toss and coat all the cereal well.
- After that, sprinkle with the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, until you reach the desired coating of powdered sugar. I added ½ cup and stirred, then spread the mix down on waxed paper, and dusted with more powdered sugar, until it was all well coated.
- Let the cereal mix cool for about 10 minutes, stir lightly, and dust with the remaining ½ cup of powdered sugar. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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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 recipe for Funfetti Chex Mix here.
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.
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 recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Chex Mix here.
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.
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 recipe for Lemon Muddy Buddies here.
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.
Chex Mix Recipes Perfect for Fall:
Easy Halloween Snack Mix is a sweet & salty treat perfect for parties! You’ll need pretzels, chocolate & Chex cereal for this easy festive snack mix recipe! See the recipe for Easy Halloween Snack Mix here.
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.
Fall White Chocolate Chex Mix is made with cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and M&Ms all coated in white chocolate. This easy white chocolate chex mix recipe is salty and sweet and comes together in less than 5 minutes! See the recipe for Fall White Chocolate Chex Mix here.
Harvest Chex Mix is made with M&M’s, pretzels, candy corn and more! This sweet and salty chex mix snack is tossed in pumpkin spiced butter, then baked to seal in the incredible flavor and create the perfect crunchy texture. See the recipe for Harvest Chex Mix here.
Caramel Nut Snack Mix is a crunchy caramel combination of Chex cereal, nuts and M&M’s that’s so delicious your whole family will love it! Perfect snack mix for watching football, sharing with friends or gifting! See the recipe for Caramel Nut Snack Mix here.
Chex Mix Recipes Perfect for Winter:
Gooey Holiday Chex Mix is a absolute classic Christmas treat! Chex cereal, coconut, slivered almonds & M&M’s combine in a wonderfully addictive sweet snack mix. Perfect for holiday trays & gifts! See the recipe for Gooey Holiday Chex Mix here.
Hot Chocolate Snack Mix is made with Chex cereal, hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and graham crackers! A fun variation on the traditional muddy buddies recipe. See the recipe for Hot Chocolate Snack Mix here.
Elf Bait Christmas Snack Mix made with 3 cereals coated in white chocolate & tossed with M&M’s and sprinkles! Simple, fun sweet snack mix perfect for parties & holiday gifts! See the recipe for Elf Bait here.
Christmas Muddy Buddies made with Chex cereal, peanut butter, chocolate chips & topped with Mini Oreos, Nutter Butters and M&M’s! A fun & festive holiday version of the popular Muddy Buddy recipe! See the recipe for Christmas Muddy Buddies here.
Peppermint Chex Mix is made with only 3 easy ingredients in just a few minutes! This Christmas Peppermint Chex Mix is simple recipe for a festive and sweet peppermint treat that is perfect for holiday parties or a cozy night at home. See the recipe for Peppermint Chex Mix here.
White Chocolate Chex Mix is made with cereal, pretzels, peanuts and M&Ms all coated in white chocolate. This easy white chocolate chex mix recipe is salty and sweet and comes together in less than 5 minutes! See the recipe for White Chocolate Chex Mix here.
This white chocolate gingerbread Chex mix is a delicious holiday twist on your favorite muddy buddies. Packed with flavor and holiday colors this snack mix is simply irresistible! See the recipe for White Chocolate Gingerbread Chex Mix here.
Does Puppy Chow need to be refrigerated?
Puppy chow is a great snack to store and serve at room temperature. It can last up to a week this way if kept stored in an airtight container! That said, some people do enjoy it chilled and placing it in the fridge is an option too.
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!