With the same great taste as the original, these Muddy Buddy Bites deliver all the crunchy, peanut-buttery goodness without all the mess. You’ll have a ball with these delicious treats!

Muddy Buddy Bites by The BakerMama

Have a Ball — or Three!

You know it’s going to be a good one when you show up to a party and there’s a bowl of muddy buddies. Oh my gosh, I love them so much! The crunch of cereal, the yum of peanut butter. The powered sugar! Love them as much as I do, I don’t always love sticky mess they make of my fingers. So, here you go! This Muddy Buddy Bites recipe captures all the peanut-buttery deliciousness, without all the “where is my napkin?” mess.

Watch Me Make Muddy Buddy Bites

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Something to Smile About

These bites take the same ingredients, rolls them up into two-bite balls, and are just sure to put a smile on your face.

Muddy Buddy Bites by The BakerMama

Chocolate Chex, peanut butter, a bit of vanilla and of course, sugar and butter. It doesn’t get much simpler or much yummier. Do yourself a favor, though. Keep a box of Chex on hand, because after you make these, you’re going to crave them all the time!

Muddy Buddy Bites by The BakerMama

How to Make Muddy Buddy Bites

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the peanut butter, butter and vanilla until well combined. Add the cereal and beat on low speed until just combined. Then turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat the mixture until the cereal is thoroughly crushed. This will take several minutes.

Add 1 cup powdered sugar and beat at low speed until just combined and then on medium speed until well combined. Mixture should be thick and creamy enough to roll into balls.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time and form into balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You should get about 28 balls out of the mixture. Put the balls in the freezer for 10 minutes or the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to allow them to set.

Place the remaining ½ cup powdered sugar in a large resealable baggie and add the balls to the bag. Seal the bag and gently toss the balls in the powdered sugar until they are all coated evenly. Remove one bite at a time from the bag and place it back on the parchment-lined baking sheet, reforming them into ball shapes, if necessary.

Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. We love eating them chilled!

Muddy Buddy Bites by The BakerMama

Other Sweet Bites You’re Sure to Love

Fuel your busy day with quick and delicious No-Bake Energy Bites. With peanut butter and bits of dark chocolate, there’s no sacrificing taste when it comes to these healthy treats! These Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Bites are so so yummy!  Just 5 ingredients for an easy-to-make treat that you can eat right out of the bowl! Blueberry bliss in these Baked Blueberry Fritter Bites! Fresh blueberries baked into bite-sized fritters that are tender on the inside, crisp on the outside and coated in a sweet blueberry glaze.

Muddy Buddy Bites by The BakerMama

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Muddy Buddy Bites by The BakerMama

Muddy Buddy Bites

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 28 balls 1x

Description

With the same great taste as the original, these Muddy Buddy Bites deliver all the crunchy, peanut buttery goodness without all the mess. You’ll have a ball with these delicious treats!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 cups Chocolate Chex cereal (12.8 ounce box)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the peanut butter, butter and vanilla until well combined. Add the cereal and beat on low speed until just combined. Then turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat the mixture until the cereal is thoroughly crushed. This will take several minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and beat at low speed until just combined and then on medium speed until well combined. Mixture should be thick and creamy enough to roll into balls.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time and form into balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You should get about 28 balls out of the mixture. Put the balls in the freezer for 10 minutes or the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to allow them to set.
  4. Place the remaining ½ cup powdered sugar in a large resealable baggie and add the balls to the bag. Seal the bag and gently toss the balls in the powdered sugar until they are all coated evenly. Remove one bite at a time from the bag and place it back on the parchment-lined baking sheet, reforming them into ball shapes, if necessary.
  5. Serve immediately or transfer to a sealed container and store at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. I just made these 30 mins ago and they are delicious. I deviated slightly by using cruchy JIF peanut butter instead of creamy. The recipe is so easy.

    1. Hi Jan! No, but it would certainly work great and they are sure to still taste so yummy. Have fun with the recipe! Enjoy!

  2. I have 2 large boxes of Rice Krispies to use up. Do you think I could substitute them for the cereal since we’re crushing them anyway?
    I’m assuming I would need to add 2 to 3 more cups since the actual size of the smaller than the Chex cereal.

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