Muddy Buddies Truffles (Puppy Chow Truffles)

When I saw these muddy buddies truffles floating around the interent, I knew I had to try them! Do you call the original treat muddy buddies or puppy chow? We’ve always called it puppy chow. But I know the official recipe from Chex calls them muddy buddies, so I feel like I should. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Anyhow, we’re huge fans of puppy chow here! We have it at so many parties. I shared a s’mores version of it earlier this year. So I knew I had to try these. Although not a holiday recipe, this seems like the perfect time to share them. So much baking happening now. For parties, for gifts, to help power through the late night wrapping. And these muddy buddies truffles are perfect for all of that!

I think it’s best to try and make it as similar as possible to the way you make muddy buddies, or puppy chow. Use the same type of chocolate. I made a batch using a higher quality chocolate than I normally use for puppy chow, and it just didn’t have the right taste.

I also think it helps to have the truffle size be a bit smaller. I made one batch with slightly bigger truffles, and again, just not quite the right balance of flavors.

Ingredients for Muddy Buddies Truffles:

  • rice Chex cereal
  • peanut butter
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • chocolate chips
  • vegetable oil

See the full recipe below!

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metal pan filled with powdered sugar covered muddy buddies truffles with one truffle cut in half
Muddy Buddies Truffles (Puppy Chow Truffles)

These muddy buddies truffles (aka puppy chow truffles) are an easy, no-bake treat!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 25 truffles (may vary depending on size of truffles)
For the Filling:
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Layer:
  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips, milk or semi-sweet (if not using chips, chop your chocolate)
  • 2-4 teaspoons vegetable oil
For Rolling:
  • 1/2-2/3 cup powdered sugar
  1. In a food processor, blend Chex cereal into crumbs.

  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together crushed cereal, peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly until combined.

  3. Place bowl in freezer for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Remove the peanut butter mixture from the freezer. Scoop peanut butter mixture and roll into one inch size balls.

  5. Place peanut butter balls on a small tray lined with wax paper. 

  6. Place the tray in the freezer while you melt the chocolate.

  7. Place chopped chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Add 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil to chocolate and stir to coat. This will help keep the chocolate smooth, and help thin it a little. You may need to add more oil, depending on how thick your chocolate seems once melted.

  8. Microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate! You want to have the chips mostly melted, and be able to stir it smooth.

  9. Dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate. (I find this easiest to do by dropping the ball into the chocolate, spooning chocolate over it, and then lifting it out with two forks. Let it drip for a few seconds, then place on tray).

  10. Place back on wax paper lined tray.

  11. Once you have all of the balls dipped, place tray in freezer for about 10 minutes or until chocolate is hardened. (Make sure it's completely hardened!)

  12. Remove from freezer. 

  13. Place 1/2 cup powdered sugar into a shallow, wide bowl. Roll each peanut butter ball into the powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar to bowl as needed.

  14. Store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to eat.

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