The 4th of July is almost upon is! This year is just flying by, but I kind of don’t mind! I LOVE summer and any chance to hang out with friends and family is a great one! With all of this party-going and entertaining happening, I’ve been whipping up all kinds of goodness to take hither and yon… and these Patriotic Muddy Buddys have been a hit every where I’ve taken them!

Patriotic Muddy Buddys


1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
1 1/4 cups Powdered Sugar
M&M’s peanuts in red, white, and blue
Whoppers Candy

Patriotic Muddy Buddys


Put your 4 cups of cereal in a large bowl

Use a microwave safe bowl and add your 1 cup of chocolate

Melt your chocolate on high for 30 seconds stir then repeat for another 30 seconds until melted

Begin to drizzle your chocolate over your cereal by using a large spoon lightly mix as you add chocolate

Make sure to coat your chocolate evenly

In large ziplock bag add your powder sugar

Begin to add your chocolate coated cereal in plastic bag with powdered sugar.

Seal your bag and shake to cover the creal with the powder sugar
Let sit for 1-2 minutes

Now spread your cereal out on a wax paper lined baking sheet to dry 1 hour

Replace your cereal in large bowl and begin to add your Whoppers, M&Ms in red, white, and Blue

Have fun and be creative

Patriotic Muddy Buddys

Don’t these Patriotic Muddy Buddys look like fun? And believe me, they are TASTY! Occasionally, I’ll add some salted peanuts to the mix too! Just depends on my mood when I’m mixing everything up. With or with out, these Patriotic Muddy buddys are a sure fire hit!

Whats your go to 4th of July snack recipe?

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6 Responses to Patriotic Muddy Buddys

  1. Patti Tucker says:

    i feel it is my patriotic duty to share this post!

  2. Helen Fern says:

    Those muddy buddies do look fun! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Linky!

  3. Sounds so yummy! I love muddy buddies but I haven’t made them in years; what a festive take on an old favorite. Pinned.

  4. This is great! I knew about puppy chow but muddy buddies are a new one on me! Thanks much for coming to Throwback Thursday and sharing!! 🙂


  5. Colleen says:

    I bought a bag of the S’mores Holiday M&M’s…this seems like a great way to use them all up! Thanks for sharing this Foodie FriDIY recipe!

  6. That is adorable, and looks so yummy!! How perfect for a party! Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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