5 from 1 vote
This Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) recipe is chock-full of October delight - a little salty, a lotta sweet, with crunchy and chewy textures in each handful thanks to the addition of pretzels, candy corn, chopped Oreos, and Reese's Pieces. The only thing frightening about it is how fast it will disappear!
Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
17 mins
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 654 kcal
  • 9 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mini pretzels, slightly crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups Oreos, slightly chopped
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup brownie mix
  1. Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl and set it aside.
  2. In a microwave-proof bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave for 30-90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and gently stir to coat, trying not to crush the cereal. Divide between two gallon-size Ziploc bags and pour the powdered sugar into one and the brownie mix into the other, then seal and shake to evenly coat all of the cereal.
  4. Spread the cereal out on parchment paper to let the chocolate firm up a bit, for about 20 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate coated cereal with the pretzel pieces, candy corn, Oreo pieces, and Reese's pieces. Store in an air-tight container.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 654 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Potassium 227mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 108g 36%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 62g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 8%
Iron 45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.