Muddy Buddies Bars Recipe

Karly Campbell | Buns in my Oven

This Muddy Buddies Recipe calls for Rice Chex, marshmallows and peanut butter. We know: Mmmmm!

Puppy Chow Bars Picture

I have a confession to make: I'm the type of person that makes Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies!) and doesn't use much powdered sugar.

I know! You're wondering what is wrong with me! I mean, sugar is fabulous. It's pretty much my life's goal to add more sugar to all of the things. But when it comes to puppy chow, I like the chunks and the powdered sugar tends to eliminate those.

There is pretty much nothing better than reaching into a bowl of Puppy Chow and coming out with this huge clump of chocolate peanut butter goodness. Agreed?

Puppy Chow Bars Photo

So, it was only natural that I eliminated the little sissy single pieces of Puppy Chow and turned the whole thing into one big chunk of heaven, right?

I added in some marshmallows, for extra holding power, but I literally counted them out and only used 10 marshmallows. I love marshmallows as much as the next girl, but I really didn't want to take away from my Puppy Chow flavor. I'm happy to report that you will not get even a single whiff of marshmallow in these little bars. Just pure, unadulterated Puppy Chow love.

NOTE: For more sweet deliciousness, check out my cookie bars recipe!

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Muddy Buddies Bars Recipe

    15 Servings


  • 6 cups Chex Cereal
  • 10 Marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Sugar, for topping, about 1/4 cup as desired


  1. In a large stock pot, melt the marshmallows over low heat. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanut butter until melted and well combined.
  2. Stir in the cereal to coat.
  3. Press the cereal mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. Use a sheet of parchment or wax paper to really push the cereal down so that it holds it shape well.
  4. Sift powdered sugar on top of the bars. Let cool completely before cutting.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for a firmer texture or at room temperature for a softer texture.
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Author: Karly Campbell
Recipe Yields: 15 bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 82
Calories 206

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 146mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 9g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Karly Campbell

About Karly

Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts and casseroles, here on Food Fanatic.

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