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Muddy Buddy Cookies


There aren’t many flavor combinations that compare to chocolate and peanut butter.  I think that is the reason why Muddy Buddies are so darn popular.  For years I have enjoyed making {and of course eating} them because they are so easy to make.  It is a no-bake treat that will knock your socks off.  So…I decided to take my unhealthy {but delicious} obsession of cookies and transform it.  What a wonderful decision!!  Muddy Buddy Cookies are beyond fabulous and you won’t be able to get enough.

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There are so many times when I need a dessert or lets face it…want dessert but just don’t have the time to bake something.  This is a terrific no-bake option.  In a matter of 30 minutes you have a plate of tasty cookies and you didn’t even have to heat up the oven.

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Start by melting the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave.  I started with one minute, stirred the mixture and then added 25 second increments until the mixture was melted and smooth.

Because we aren’t making individual Muddy Buddies, you will want to lightly crush about 1/4 of the Chex cereal.

Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the cereal.

Mix until all of the cereal is completely coated.

Using a large cookie scoop {about 2 tablespoons}, spoon large mounds of the cereal mixture onto a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet.  Refrigerate them for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate mixture is set up.

Once set up, place each cookie into a large Ziploc bag with powdered sugar.  Shake or roll the cookie to cover the entire surface area.

Look at these mounds of chocolate and peanut butter GOODNESS!

I am telling you, these sweet babies are beyond fabulous.  All of the wonderful flavors and textures of the original but in a cookie form that can’t be beat.  Once you make them this way you will be hooked and Muddy Buddy Cookies will be the new “original”.

Muddy Buddy Cookies

All of the original ingredients and flavors that you love about Muddy Buddies but in a cookie form.
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
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  • 1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 cups Chex cereal {partially crushed}-I used Rice Chex
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Melt chocolate and peanut butter {in a microwave} in a medium bowl.  Start with 1 minute, stir and continue in 25 second increments until smooth and melted.  In a large bowl add cereal and pour melted chocolate mixture over top.  Stir until the cereal is completely coated.  Using a large scoop or about 2 tablespoons, spoon mounds of mixture onto a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet.  Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until set.  Place powdered sugar into a large Ziploc bag.  Add one cookie to bag at a time and coat outside of cookie with powdered sugar.  Store in an air tight container in a cool place.
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Powdered Sugar Shaker {NO MESS}

Air tight Cookie Container

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