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Christmas Muddy Buddies

An easy and delicious holiday snack mix made with chocolate Chex cereal, milk chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels, marshmallows and chocolate candies. Try this Christmas muddy buddy recipe today.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert, Holiday Recipe, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Muddy Buddies, Christmas Puppy Chow
Servings: 20 Servings
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • 9 cups Chocolate Chex Mix cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 10 ounce bag holiday milk chocolate M&Ms can use plain, peanut of both
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups mini pretzels or pretzel pieces
  • cup powdered sugar


  • Place waxed paper on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Using a large bowl, add cereal, set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter together for 30 second intervals, stirring between intervals, until smooth.
  • Once smooth, add vanilla. Stir and pour over cereal. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over the Chex mixture, stir to coat.
  • Pour Chex mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Let cool completely before adding chocolate candies, mini marshmallows, and pretzels.
  • Store in airtight containers and place in the fridge.