Valentines Day Muddy Buddies

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Valentines Day Muddy Buddies

My girls love to help in the kitchen. (My son does too, but it usually is in the form of destruction.) Whenever I have a simple recipe or something that doesn’t require knives, I like to let them help me. Over the last week or so, my husband has been out of town, and I have been looking for projects and recipes to make with my girls that would keep them entertained, and also provide a little bit of fun for all of us. With all of that in mind, I went with the easiest recipe in the world, and one that is the BEST for letting little girls help you with. These Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies are so tasty, and the girls LOVED making them with me.

muddy buddies

I don’t know if you’ve ever made muddy buddies before or not, but if you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. 5 ingredients is all this takes, and approximately 10 minutes. (less if you don’t have helpers) 🙂 We wanted to test out two different flavors of chex cereal, and it was perfect since I have two little girls.

frosted animal cookie muddy buddies

To make this, you’ll need:

  • Chex Cereal (We made half of the batch with Rice Chex, and the other half with Corn Chex)
  • 16 oz White CandiQuik chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 bag Frosted Animal Crackers
  • Sixlets (pink, found in the baking aisle at Smith’s)
  • Rainbow Sprinkles (optional)
  • 2 One gallon size Ziplock bags

Melt the chocolate according to directions. Add Chex cereal to ziplock bag until the bag is about halfway full then repeat with the second bag. Pour half of the chocolate into one ziplock bag over the top of the cereal, and the other half in the other bag of cereal. Seal bag, shake and move it around to coat cereal in chocolate. Crush animal crackers using a rolling pin and add to chex in the ziplock bag. Also pour in rainbow sprinkles, as many as you feel like you want. I used about a TBS per bag. shake until everything is covered. Add 1/4 c powdered sugar to each bag and shake bag again to cover. Add in a couple more crushed animal crackers for color, and then let set before serving.  Enjoy!

Sweatheart Muddy Buddies



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9 Responses to “Valentines Day Muddy Buddies”

January 27, 2017 Reply

Here in Texas, I never heard of Sixlets….what can I substitute instead?

January 28, 2017 Reply

M&Ms or other small chocolate candies would work instead of Sixlets. I’m sure finding pink/red/white choc candies this time of year won’t be too hard! 🙂

January 29, 2017 Reply

I find them in the party aisle at Walmart.

January 30, 2017 Reply

Which tasted better? The corn or rice Chex mix? Or did they taste the same?

Jonie @ Just Between Friends
February 7, 2017 Reply

I really liked the corn chex better, but both are tasty! You can’t go wrong with either one. Good luck!

January 31, 2017 Reply

Of all the Muddy Buddy recipes I’ve seen, yours is the prettiest and the one I want to try. Was one TOTAL box of Chex used? How many cups would that be? Thanx

Jonie @ Just Between Friends
February 7, 2017 Reply

Thank you!

February 17, 2017 Reply

These were a mess to make and VERY SWEET! I’m wondering if adding a few salted nuts would help cut the sweetness.
Also, when are the Sixlets added? In the photo, they do not look like they are covered with the confectioner’s sugar, so I’m guessing they were added at the end. I poured the contents of each bag onto a large tray and sprinkled the Sixlets and some extra sprinkles over the mix then. You don’t mention how you package the mix, but I have some cellophane bags that I will use.

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