S’mores Muddy Buddies

Muddy buddies (or puppy chow) snack mix is a favorite treat in our house. We often make it for birthday parties. This past May, Levi requested a s’mores cake for his birthday (which I was told was one of the best cakes I’ve ever made, so I’m hoping I can remember what I did and recreate that to share the recipe here!). I’ve seen a lot of variations of s’mores muddy buddies on Pinterest, and I thought it would be fun to try instead of the classic muddy buddies to go along with the s’mores cake! The family loved it, so I thought we’d share our take on it.

It’s not a surprise we loved it – we love s’mores around here! We’ve shared so many s’mores inspired recipes over the years and even had a s’mores party one summer. I can’t believe it actually took us so long to get around to combing two of our favorite desserts. These s’mores muddy buddies are especially fun for summer parties!

vintage metal pan filled with s'mores puppy snack mix next to wooden spoon and metal measuring cup filled with golden graham cereal marshmallows

Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow?

So what do you usually call this dessert, muddy buddies or puppy chow? We’ve always referred to it as puppy chow in our family. Since Chex calls it muddy buddies, I went with that for the official blog post name. But if you come to a party here, you’re getting puppy chow! 😉

s'more puppy chow snack mix in loaf pan with cereal and marshmallows scattered around pan

What’s in S’mores Muddy Buddies:

  • Golden Grahams cereal
  • Chex cereal (rice or corn)
  • semi sweet chocolate chips
  • creamy peanut butter
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • mini marshmallows
  • Hershey bars

See the full recipe down below…

close up shot of s'more muddy buddies snack mix in vintage metal pan
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baking sheet filled with s'more muddy snack mix
S’mores Muddy Buddies

Chocolate, peanut butter, powdered sugar with golden grahams, marshmallows and Hershey bars added in! A delicious, no bake snack mix!

  • 5 cups Golden Grahams cereal, divided
  • 4 cups Chex cereal (rice or corn)
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 3/4 cup broken Hershey bars
You'll Also Need:
  • 2 gallon size ziploc bags
  • wax paper
  1. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups Golden Grahams cereal and 4 cups Chex cereal. Stir to mix.

  2. In a medium microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave on high for one minute, stir until smooth and chips are completely melted.

  3. Stir in vanilla extract.

  4. Pour chocolate peanut butter mixture over cereal. Stir until all cereal are coated with the mixture.

  5. Pour half of coated cereal mixture into a gallon ziploc bag. Pour the other half of the cereal mixture into the second gallon ziploc bag. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar into each bag and 1/2 cup mini marshmallows into each bag. Close bags and shake until cereal and marshmallows are coated with powdered sugar.

  6. Spread mixture on wax paper to cool. Add remaining 1 cup golden grahams, 1/2 cup mini marshmallows, and broken Hershey Bars. 

  7. Once mixture has cooled, pour into large bowl and serve.

black loaf pan filled with s'more muddy buddies snack mix with cereal pieces and marshmallows scattered around pan

If you love s’mores desserts, check out our S’mores Treats recipe and our Peanut Butter S’mores Skillet Cookie recipe!


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