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Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

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.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 590kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 9 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups mini pretzels slightly crushed
  • 1 ½ cups candy corn
  • 1 ½ cups Oreos slightly chopped
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup brownie mix


  • Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl and set it aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread the cereal out on parchment paper to let the chocolate firm up a bit, for about 20 minutes.
  • 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.


Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 10mg