Valentines Day Muddy Buddies, a blissful mix of Chex cereal wrapped in heavenly chocolate, topped with festive M&M’s and heart sprinkles. It’s like a love letter to your taste buds, promising pure joy in every single bite.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to whip up something sweet, crunchy, and utterly irresistible.
Imagine a symphony of flavors that includes Chex cereal, chocolate, and a dusting of powdered sugar – that’s the magic of Muddy Buddies.
For our Valentine’s Day twist, we’re adding a touch of love with festive M&M’s, heart-shaped sprinkles, and maybe a handful of your favorite chocolate candies.
Get ready to fall head over heels for Valentines Day Muddy Buddies – a delightful treat that’s as easy to make as it is to enjoy.
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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE VALENTINES DAY MUDDY BUDDIES
- Sweet Indulgence: These Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies are a sweet symphony of Chex cereal and chocolate promising a heavenly treat that satisfies your sweet tooth.
- Festive Flair: Adorned with festive M&M’s and heart-shaped sprinkles, these muddy buddies are not just a snack; they’re a celebration of love, adding a delightful and colorful touch to your Valentine’s Day.
- Irresistible Crunch: The satisfying crunch of Chex cereal, coated in a rich chocolate blend, creates a texture that’s impossible to resist – making these muddy buddies a delightful snack for any occasion.
- Easy to Make: With a simple yet delightful recipe, these muddy buddies are a breeze to whip up, ensuring that you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the deliciousness.
- Perfect for Sharing: Whether you’re snacking with your significant other, surprising your friends, or treating yourself, these muddy buddies are perfect for sharing the love on Valentine’s Day.
- Versatile Treat: Get creative with your toppings – add extra M&M’s, heart sprinkles, or even your favorite chocolate candies. These muddy buddies are a canvas for your culinary imagination.
SIMPLE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR THE MUDDY BUDDIES RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this perfect treat (the exact measurements, nutrition information and the printable recipe card are all below):
- Rice chex cereal
- White chocolate chips – can also use white candy melts, red candy melts or pink candy melts.
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Festive M&M’s
- Heart-shaped sprinkles
- Optional – creamy peanut butter, strawberry cake mix for more of a strawberry flavor, etc.
HOW TO MAKE
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips. Stir in the vanilla extract and red food coloring to create a luscious, chocolatey blend.
- In a large mixing bowl, gently fold the melted chocolate mixture into the Chex cereal, ensuring every piece gets coated in the delightful goodness.
- Transfer the chocolate-coated Chex into a large plastic ziplock bag, add the powdered sugar, and give it a good shake. This step is where the muddy magic happens, creating that perfect powdery coating.
- Lay out your chocolate-covered Chex mix on a cookie sheet to cool. Now comes the fun part – sprinkle on those festive M&M’s, heart-shaped sprinkles, pretzels, and any extra treats you fancy.
STORING THE LEFTOVER VALENTINE’S DAY PUPPY CHOW
- Airtight Containers are Your Best Friends: Transfer any leftover Valentine muddy buddies into an airtight container. This will help maintain their crispy texture and prevent them from absorbing any unwanted odors from the surroundings.
- Cool, Dry Spaces are Ideal: Store the airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposing your Muddy Buddies to direct sunlight or areas with high humidity, as these factors can compromise their crunchiness.
- Avoid the Fridge – Trust the Pantry: While it might be tempting to toss them in the fridge, resist the urge. The fridge can introduce moisture, potentially making your Muddy Buddies lose their delightful crunch.
- Check the Sealing: Before sealing your containers, make sure the lid is tightly closed. This extra step ensures that no air sneaks in, preserving the freshness of your Muddy Buddies.
CAN I USE ROOM TEMPERATURE INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING THESE FESTIVE TREATS?
Absolutely! Allowing your ingredients to reach room temperature ensures a smooth and seamless incorporation, enhancing the overall texture and taste.
HOW DO I STORE THIS DELICIOUS TREAT?
Store your Muddy Buddies in a Ziploc bag or airtight container to maintain their freshness and crunch for a longer period.
WHAT ARE SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO PACKAGE THIS PUPPY CHOW RECIPE FOR A BABY SHOWER OR OTHER SPECIAL OCCASION?
Consider using cellophane bags or charming plastic bags tied with ribbons. It’s a sweet and easy-to-share treat for a baby shower celebration or Valentine’s Day party.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO MELT CHOCOLATE FOR THE CEREAL PIECES?
Melt chocolate in short 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until smooth. This ensures a perfect, velvety texture for your Muddy Buddies.
IS THIS PUPPY CHOW ACTUALLY DOG FOOD?
No, your dog cannot consume this sweet treat. Melted chocolate is toxic for dogs to consume.
CAN I ADD CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO THIS RECIPE LIKE TRADITIONAL MUDDY BUDDIES?
Yes, absolutely! Feel free to mix the peanut butter in with the chocolate mixture if desired.
Other Valentine’s Day Recipes You May Enjoy!
- Protein Red Velvet Baked Oats
- Chocolate Marshmallow Squares With Rice Krispies
- Raspberry White Chocolate Baked Oats
- Heart Jam Thumbprint Cookies
- Vegan Strawberries And Cream Pie
- Strawberry Cheesecake Ninja Creami Ice Cream
- Chocolate Covered Raspberry Chia Bites
- Healthy Chocolate Cottage Cheese Fruit Dip
- 4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 bag white chocolate chips, 226g
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Red foor colouring
- 2 cups pretzels (optional)
- 1 cup Valentine's Day m&m candies
- Heart sprinkles
- In a large mixing bowl, add the Chex cereal.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in 30-second intervals until smooth. Pour over the Chex Cereal.
- Transfer half of the Chex cereal mixture into a ziplock bag. Add in the powdered sugar and red food coloring. Give it a good shake until everything is evenly coated and has turned pink.
- To a prepared baking sheet, add the pink chex cereal mixture. Then add the white chex cereal mixture to the baking sheet, as well as the pretzels if desired.
- Add in the valentine's day coloured m&m's and heart sprinkles. Let set at room temperature or in the fridge for 30 minutes. Add in any extra treats you fancy, enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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