Cheesecake Muddy Buddies
Cheesecake Muddy Buddies

Cheesecake Muddy Buddies

Have you heard of Muddy Buddies before??? I hadn’t until about one week ago.  I stumbled across a bowl bearing a sweet snack on the internet.  It was called “pumpkin pie” flavoured Muddy Buddies.

Cheesecake Flavoured Muddy Buddies

Cheesecake Flavoured Muddy Buddies

I immediately consulted Wikipedia! What food exploration had I been missing?  Not only was there a treat called the “Muddy Buddy,” but this treat could also be prepared in alternative flavours.

Muddy Buddy- Pin Me

Muddy Buddy- Pin Me

After a little bit of research I found the “Muddy Buddies” were usually made from an American cereal called Chex.  I am pretty sure we don’t have Chex in Australia. Judging from the pictures though I decided I could substitute our very own Kelloggs Crispix for the Chex and give the recipe a whirl.

Cheesecake Muddy Buddies Spilt

Cheesecake Muddy Buddies Spilt

I am the queen of substitutions, so I also decided I would prefer white chocolate over the dark chocolate and I added a little lemon essence to give a lemon cheesecake flavour.

Cheesecake Muddy Buddies
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie
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Serves: 6
These are a terribly addictive snack. Sweet and so moreish!
  • 4 Cups Crispix Cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 180 gm white chocolate
  • 4-5 drops lemon essence
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • M & M to decorate
  1. Melt the butter and white chocolate in the microwave, stir the chocolate until smooth.
  2. Add the lemon essence to the chocolate and stir through.
  3. Pour the cereal into a large bowl.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to the cereal and stir gently until well covered.
  5. Put the icing sugar into a large plastic bag and gradually add the cereal to the bag.
  6. Coat all the cereal in the icing sugar. Add more icing sugar if needed.
  7. Put the Muddy Buddies in a bowl and decorate with M & M’s

My little Miss Anais helped me make the Muddy Buddies recipe.  It’s a great snack to make with the kids as it’s easy and safe to prepare.  Believe me the kids liked the results too!

Muddy Buddy

Muddy Buddy

In my research I also found that Muddy Buddies also go by the name of puppy chow. It isn’t immediately obviously why they have this name until you’ve seen Muddy Buddies made with dark chocolate.

Make sure you give this recipe a try in the next school holidays. Be warned though, muddy buddies are highly addictive!

Cheesecake Muddy Buddy

Cheesecake Muddy Buddy

Have you heard of Muddy Buddies before?  What is your favourite flavour?

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  1. Oh they do look so addictive!! I keep seeing these on my Pinterest feed but have never made them. Mind you, after seeing yours I think thats all about to change!! xx

  2. I’ve never heard of Muddy Buddies, before, but Puppy Chow or Chex Mix, yes. 🙂 They are staples at the American parties I attended. 🙂 Yours sounds very posh and delish. 🙂

  3. It’s amazing! Like always you show me the recipes that I don’t know at all! What a great descovery! The muddy goody sounds so fun 😉

  4. Alesah Villalon :

    Ooh..crunchy, once-you-pop-you-can’t-stop munchies!!! I could watch a movie and just keep popping this into my mouth! I would also love parmesan, dark choc and almond, and spicy jalapeno flavours! Filipino style, I would want the local white cheese (kesong puti) variant, too 🙂

  5. Never heard of them but I love your version and I’m pretty sure my kids will go crazy over these 🙂 A must try for sure!

  6. Can’t say I have heard of them either – think I would be tempted to use white and dark chocolate.
    Have a wonderful day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  7. I had never heard of muddy buddies or puppy chow! I like your twist on them though 🙂

  8. new follower here What a GREAT site! this recipe is wonderful and I look forward to more of your posts!!

  9. I’ve only had the chocolate pb muddy buddies it was something I could take or leave (everyone else was going nuts for it). Your version, on the other hand, is much more to my liking! In fact, it looks downright dangerous!

  10. I’ve never heard of these but from the sound of your recipe it does sound very moreish indeed! 😮

  11. Swwweeeeet.

  12. Yes, this delicacy goes by the name of Puppy Chow here in Michigan. So appetizing…WHY is it called that? haha. When my husband and I were first married, I would make this treat for us occasionally. But it was so addictive that we would practically eat the whole bag in one day, and then get stomachaches! I’m kind of obsessed with the idea of a lemon flavored puppy chow. That could be ULTRA addictive for me! When I’m jobless, homeless, and strung out on sugar, I blame you.

  13. They look like very moreish snacks indeed! 😀

  14. I have heard of ‘puppy chow’ in American movies but had no idea what it was. I can certainly see why this recipe is highly addictive – something to race out of bed for for sure xx

  15. Love the name of this!

  16. Mmm what I wouldn’t give to have a bowl of this delicious recipe 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  17. And I thought that the Deep Fried Mars Bars were the only sweet treats unknown to me. Gorgeous! I can see why these are addictive. I am making them soon.

  18. I’ve heard of this (and the puppy chow variant) although I’ve never made it. And I love Chex Mix! This is terrific — thanks.

  19. I certainly prefer the name ‘muddy buddies’ to ‘puppy chow’ lol. I hadn’t heard of them either! Could see how they’d be addictive 🙂

  20. What a fun recipe! I used to make a mix up of nibble bits that I’d call Kiddie Kibble, but the Lemon flavouring you use is a great idea- yummo!

  21. I’ve never heard of muddy buddies before but they look like a fantastic snack!

  22. Puppy Chow is known as Muddy Buddies! Who knew? Although I’ve heard the term used, only after reading your post I have clarity lift-off!

    Your choice of white over dark chocolate is completely understandable..Although I favor both! Thank you for the recipe, Julie!

  23. I’ve never heard of Muddy Buddies before now. Thanks for the introduction!

  24. Nope, unfortunately never heard of “Muddy Buddies” before, but now I know! 🙂 These look so cute and delicious!

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