Easter Muddy Buddies are a sweet and salty dessert snack with cereal coated in white chocolate and peanut butter, customized with your favorite Easter-themed candies. Make this fun Chex mix snack for your next Easter recipe or Springtime gathering!
Easter Muddy Buddies
Spring is upon us! I have a timely Easter and Spring-themed dessert, snack for you: Easter Muddy Buddies. There are so many opportunities to make these this Spring, for example, teacher’s gifts, edible thank you gifts, family and church gatherings. Who wouldn’t want a cellophane bag of these goodies?
You can customize them with your favorite Easter-themed candy, my personal favorite is pastel peanut M&Ms. I like them with this recipe because the peanut center goes well with the smooth peanut butter. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a dream! You get the sweet-salty combo that makes you want to reach for more.
Speaking of chocolate, this recipe uses white chocolate. I chose white chocolate because it makes for a nice, pretty backdrop for those pastel candies and the combination of white chocolate and peanut butter is really good. I recommend trying to get the best quality white chocolate you can find. You can substitute the white chocolate for the same amount of milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate if you prefer.
Ingredients for Easter Muddy Buddies
- 9 cups Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 cup white chocolate chip morsels (you can substitute the same amount semi-sweet, dark or milk chocolate chip morsels if you prefer)
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 2 cups peanut M&Ms or Easter-themed candy of your choice
- optional customization: you can add popcorn or pretzels as well
Kitchen Tools for Easter Muddy Buddies
- measuring spoons and cups
- wooden spoon for stirring chocolate-peanut butter mixture
- medium saucepan
- extra large mixing bowls
- baking spatula
This recipe can be made completely on the stove top which makes it easy to come together.
I grew up calling this type of recipe “muddy buddies” but I know some people call it “puppy chow” as well – what do you call it?