Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

Chex cereal coated with white chocolate, chocolate chip cookie crumbs, and mini chocolate chips…yeah, I don’t think you will be able to resist these Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies.  Unless you are an alien or something!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies - chocolate chip cookie coated chex mix makes this so irresistible
Do you ever go to the grocery store for specific things and then get home and they are not in your bag?  Now there are times that I just totally space out and forget to even grab the very item that I went into the store for.  I’m not talking about those times.  I mean the times you remember to put them in your cart, they are on your receipt, but missing from your bag.

I have a very bad habit of getting mad at my cashier…in my head of course.  If you are a Walmart cashier, I’m sorry but I have had not so nice thoughts about cashiers lately.  Please forgive me.  

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies - chocolate chip cookie coated chex mix makes this so irresistible

The other day I was at the store buying stuff for dinner.  Surprise, surprise!  It does happen occasionally around here.  That particular day I wanted soup.  It was chilly, and a hot bowl of steaming soup sounded great.

I picked up the kids from school and made them come into the store with me.  I quickly grabbed the items that I needed and checked out.  My dinner inspiration had hit later in the day, so I need to get home and get this soup going.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies - chocolate chip cookie coated chex mix makes this so irresistible

As I was prepping my ingredients, I realized that the jar of minced garlic was no where to be seen.  I check every bag and then checked the receipt.  Sure enough I had paid for it.  I immediately blamed the cashier for not putting it in my head.  At this point there was nothing to do but use the little bit of garlic clove I had.

Later I was telling my husband how I got shorted a jar of garlic.  Yes, I was still steaming over the loss of the $2 jar.  Pathetic, I know!

His response was to ask if I checked the van.  He thought it probably rolled out of the bag on the way home.  Turns out…he was right.  It was under my seat the entire time.  So, again I’m sorry for having those mean ill willed thoughts towards my cashier.

I should probably make some more of this Chocolate Chip Muddy Buddies to pass out every time I get annoyed with people.  Of course, then I would have to admit to being annoyed.  I think I will just stick to working out my irritations in my head…it’s probably better that way.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies - chocolate chip cookie coated chex mix makes this so irresistible

Actually I should just keep a batch of this muddy buddies in my kitchen for times when I need to chill out.

Do you call it muddy buddies or puppy chow?

I actually always heard it called puppy chow, but I have seen some not so nice comments about using that particular phase to describe this snack mix.  Turns out there are quite a few people who get irritated that you would feed this to your dog.  Can I just say something?  THIS IS FOR PEOPLE!!!!  I don’t know about you, but I do not give my little pup cereal and chocolate.  Not only is not good for her, but seriously that good stuff is for me!!!!

I think these people need a bag of this stuff to help them get over their pet peeve on the title of this mix.  Whatever!  Today I called it Muddy Buddies just to keep the peace.

Whatever you call it, just make yourself a batch of this today!  You are going to use some crunchy store bought cookies that you will pulverize into crumbs.  If you have a homemade version, go for it.  I like to make this snack mix in as little time as possible, so I went with crunchy chocolate chip cookies from the store.  At least those made it home with me :-)  After you stir the cereal into the melted chocolate, you will shake the crumbs and mini chocolate chips all over the mixture.  Then after it is completely covered, you add a little bit of powdered sugar to finish coating the cereal.

Good luck staying out of this!  It is seriously so irresistible!

Perfect for munching on when you are irritated but know that saying something isn’t best!  Just keep your mouth occupied with this treat instead!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies - chocolate chip cookie coated chex mix makes this so irresistible


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Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10 cups snack mix

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

Chex cereal coated with white chocolate and chocolate chip cookie crumbs makes it very hard to resist this snack mix.


9 cups Chex cereal (I used the chocolate Chex)
16 ounces white melting chocolate (CandiQuik)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chip cookie crumbs
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Melt the melting chocolate according to the package directions. Pour over the cereal in a large bowl. Spoon the cereal into a very large Ziplock bag and pour the cookie crumbs and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips onto the cereal. Shake until the crumbs are completely covering the cereal. Open the bag and pour in the powdered sugar. Shake again coating the cereal one more time.
  2. Dump the muddy buddies onto a large tray that is lined with wax paper. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the mixture. Let set completely. Store in a sealed container. Makes about 10 cups.


*I used a crunchy chocolate chip cookie from the store. Feel free to use your favorite cookie in place of this.

Other snack mixes that you will not be able to stay out of:

Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

Mocha Cappuccino Puppy Chow

Mocha Cappuccino Puppy Chow


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  1. Lisa Abrams says

    I love this recipe. So perfectly what I need right now and I love your stories! I find the same things happen to me all the time! Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Ah yes, the dreaded missing grocery item. It does happen from time to time here as well!

    I like the name Puppy Chow a lot better than Muddy Buddies. I don’t know why. Guess I just grew up with the term Puppy Chow.

    To each his own, right? :)

    I need to learn not to read your blog on an empty stomach!

  3. says

    How is it that I go to the store for one reason and I forget that reason and end up with a whole lot of stuff I really didn’t need!! I try to make list but then I lose my list or forget them at home!! I hopeless I know! I love muddy buddies! We traditional make them at Christmas but they are great all year!!
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  4. says

    I’ve never had muddy buddies before! My sister-in-loves were shocked when I told them that a few months ago. I guess it’s something I’m going to have to rectify because everybody I know, goes on and on about them.
    How did your soup end up turning out?
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  5. says

    I’ve found all kinds of fun things under the seats in my car. :) And, I’ve also forgotten cases of water and laundry detergent on the bottom of the shopping cart. But, with that said, I’ve also had the cashier forget to give me all my bags on more than one occasion which is super frustrating! At any rate, I really wish I could eat these muddy buddies through my computer screen. Amazing! Sharing on my Facebook page tomorrow. :)
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  6. says

    haha.. too funny. That totally happens to me too, and of course its always like a key ingredient. Its like the cashier knows and does an evil laugh and slips it under the register. Grrr!!!

    These muddy buddies look delicious, love that you combined that all time favorite cookie dough with muddy buddies. Great idea chica! :) Pinning for sure!
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  7. says

    These look way too good! I definitely need to try these, but I’m afraid they wont make it too long in my dorm. I’ve never made any other type of Puppy Chow besides the original peanut butter chocolate combo, would you say these are just as easy to make? I live in a dorm with a shared kitchen, so access to a kitchen is limited. I’m looking for easy, yet tasty snacks my friends and I can make on the weekends and these look perfect!


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