Valentine’s Day Recipes: How To Make Valentines Day Muddy Buddies!

How To Make Valentines Day Muddy Buddies RecipeI love Valentine’s Day, and making Valentine’s Day recipes is so exciting.  My kids have been asking me to make them homemade Muddy Buddies, so here you are, a Valentine’s Day recipe just for you – How To Make Valentines Day Muddy Buddies.

Homemade Muddy Buddies are amazing, adding some color just makes them that much better.  My poor husband, he told me the other day that I was taking Valentine’s Day a little too serious, because everything I make is pink, lol.  He knew when he married me how much I loved pink, and Valentine’s Day was my favorite time of year because it gave me an excuse to use pink on everything.

Anyway, let’s get back on the subject of how to make Valentines Day Muddy Buddies.  Which are amazing and I think you will love, but Muddy Buddies are not your thing you can alway check out our Valentines Day Trail Mix.  You can add or take out anything you like, make it as healthy or unhealthy as you want!   You can also check out my 10 favorite Valentine’s Day recipes.

We recently made some Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies!  They are super easy, loads of fun, and taste fabulous!  

How To Make Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies!

What you are going to need to make Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies

How to Make Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies
If you love chocolate & peanut butter you will love Valentine's Day Muddy Buddies.
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  1. 9 Cups of Chex Cereal
  2. 1 Cup of Chocolate Chips
  3. 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
  4. ¼ Cup of Butter (I prefer unsalted)
  5. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  6. 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  7. ½ to 1 Bag of Valentine’s Day M&M’s (depending how much you love M&Ms)
  1. In a large mixing bowl place all your Chex cereal.
  2. In a medium sized pan place chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter and melt over medium heat. Be sure to stir continuously. Once everything is close to melted add your vanilla.
  3. Next pour mixture over the Chex cereal and mix together. The best way I have found to do this is to use a spatula to mix, and push the cereal down so everything gets mixed well.
  4. Place your powdered sugar into a large zip-lock baggie.
  5. Place covered cereal in large baggie with powdered sugar and shake until completely covered with powder sugar. Allow to cereal mixture to sit in baggie for 5 to 10 minutes and cool.
  6. Remove from baggie and place in your large mixing bowl.
  7. I always shake bowl around for a few mintues. It helps all the extra powder sugar fall to the bottom of the bowl. Then place Muddy Buddies in serving dish, or storage baggie.
  8. Before placing in serving dish I like to place back into the large mixing bowl I was using and shake around the freshly powdered Muddy Buddies to make all extra powder sugar fall to the bottom of the bowl. Then I will move to serving dish, or place in zip lock for storage.
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Valentine's Day Muddy Buddyies

First you will need to grab a large mixing bowl, and place your Chex cereal in it.  

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In a medium-sized pan you will place your chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.  Melt over a medium heat, be sure to stir consistently.  When your mixture is almost melted add the vanilla extract, and stir together until completely melted.  Be careful, it’s hot!  LOL, yes I burn myself almost every single time during this step for some reason. 

How To Make Muddy Buddies I always move my chocolate mixture from the hot pan to a bowl.  It makes it easier to handle, since we already know I tend to burn myself.

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Next pour mixture over the Chex cereal a little at a time, mix, and add more.  

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Continue to pour mixture over cereal and mix until all cereal is covered as even as possible.

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The best way I have found to make sure everything is covered evenly,  is to use a spatula to mix, and slide across the top of the cereal.

Powder Sugar for Muddy BuddiesNext place your powder sugar into a large zip-lock baggy.

Muddy Buddies for the KidPour in cereal, and “Shake It Up Baby”! Yup, have some fun, let the kids shake it, until all the cereal is nice and covered with powder sugar.  I always leave in baggy for 5 to 10 minutes to allows everything to cool, and stick together.

easy recipes for Muddy BuddiesNext pour into a bowl.  Typically, I will pour back into mixing bowl I originally had Chex cereal in.  Washed of course.  I didn’t do that for this one becasue I wanted to show you the difference.  My sister-n-law leaves the extra powder sugar, and I don’t like it.  So I will place is back in a large mixing bowl and shake the bowl of Valentines Day Muddie Buddies for a few minutes to make all the extra powder sugar fall to the bottom of the bowl.  You will see the difference in the below picture.  LOL, sorry but that extra powder sugar drives me nuts. 

Fun Valentine's Day Muddy Buddies in heart bowlIt’s looking better.  I’m almost done shaking, but you can already see the difference.  

Easy Valentine's Day Recipes Muddy Buddies with M&MsWe are done!  Yepie, we have gotten rid of all that extra powder sugar, lol.  I know, but it really bothers me.  I hate having extra powder sugar on things.  Now you can move your Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies to serving dish, or place them into a baggy for storage.  

Valentine's Day Muddy Buddies RecipeNow you know How To Make Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies!  Enjoy!

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  • lisa

    This looks delicious. A bit messy to make at least for me. I’m sure it’s worth it though.

  • lisa

    This reminds me of the Chex mix turtle flavor. I always keep a bag of that on hand. It’s delicious. This recipe is a must try. Thanks!

  • gigi borden

    i am obsessed with muddy buddies and will be making these! thank you!!!

  • Christina Strapp

    This looks so good and so easy to make. This would be good for any holiday. Will have to try this!

  • Christine

    This is the first time I learned about Muddy Buddies. They look so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe

  • maria c

    This looks so yummy and easy to do! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I have to try it for my husband.

  • Betsy Barnes

    I never heard of muddy buddies, looks so good. I am definitely going to give this a try, hubby and son are going to love it! :)

  • tamra gibson

    THANK YOU so much for sharing this recipe. I hate to say it but I have a terrible habit of just doing all the baking with the grand kids just watching and I have been working on saying to HECK WITH IT and just let them have fun, throw flour, chocolate chips or whatever just to see them smile. This recipe sounds so good and the pictures really help because I am one of those people that need to see things. I am hoping my grand kids will be down around Valentines Day and that the kids and I could do this together. I am hoping that Muddy Buddies can be the start of a new tradition and can be passed down.

  • md Kennedy

    I htought you were kidding with something called “Muddy Buddies.” – but then I goggled it and found out they are quite popular. And since my Mom LOVES chocolate, PB and chex, I’ll make her a batch when I visit her this weekend. Yum-oh!

  • Stephen

    I sent this one to grandma!

  • mysweetiepiepie

    My goodness – this looks delicious!

  • khd

    I’ve never tried to make these myself, but that would be a great Valentine handout! Love them with the Valentine’s colored M&M’s too. =)

  • Cassandra Davis

    My all time favorite snack! I learned how to whip these together in high school, delicious!

  • Mary Dailey

    I have never seen these recipes before! Can’t wait to try them for our next big gathering!

  • Julie B

    Muddy Buddies is a family favorite at our house. Thank you so much for sharing this Valentine variation!!

  • Mr Thomas E Ticknor

    This looks sooo good! I am definitely going to make this. Thanks for the great idea.

  • denise low

    This looks delicious I will make this .My husband cant resist snacking late at night..

  • Nena Sinclair

    Yum! With this combination of ingredients, it’s gotta be delicious!!

  • Carol S.

    Oh gosh, killer sweets! But oh so yummy!

  • M.Clark

    This looks/sounds so yummy!! I would love to try this, I have never heard of muddy buddies. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    • Jenn

      OMG, Muddy Buddies are awesome! Sweet, but yummy I can only eat a few, but my kids love them! My husband I have to hide them from lol