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Muddy Buddy Cookies

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Whether you call them muddy buddies or puppy chow (according to Wikipedia a newer name is Chewbacca chew, for all the Star Wars fans out there), this fun snack is the same – cereal (usually Chex or a similar type of rice or corn cereal) coated with a mixture of melted chocolate, butter, vanilla, and peanut butter, and then powdered sugar. I used SunButter instead of peanut butter of course, because of my peanut/nut allergy – but you can easily substitute peanut butter directly for the SunButter in this recipe if you like. Either way, these cookies will bring you back to your childhood – and they’re almost as much fun to make as they are to eat!

For the cookies:

I made a batch of these SunButter cookies; the only thing I changed was that I didn’t roll the cookies in granulated sugar before baking since they are rolled in powdered sugar later.

For the coating:

While the cookies are cooling, melt the stick of butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Stir until smooth, and then stir in the vanilla extract.

Muddy Buddy Cookies - 1

After the cookies have cooled completely, dunk them in the chocolate (I liked my chocolate mixture a little on the thicker side).

Muddy Buddy Cookies - 2

Roll each of the cookies in the powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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Posted by on October 22, 2010.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

50 Responses

  1. Great cookie idea! Bookmarking this one!

    by Maria on Oct 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

  2. I love to snack on this mix, and the cookies look just as good!

    by april on Oct 22, 2010 at 9:43 am

  3. These look unreal! YUM!

    by Jessica @ How Sweet on Oct 22, 2010 at 9:46 am

  4. I love muddy buddies! (We call it puppy chow). I haven’t made it in forever because I eat WAY too much of it. These cookies look awesome, and so cute!

    by megan @ whatmegansmaking on Oct 22, 2010 at 9:55 am

  5. I love puppy chow and make it every year for the holidays and you made it into a cookie! I love this idea, thanks for sharing!

    by Tracy on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

  6. Oh Gracious. I’ve not made there. YET. Thanks!

    by Susan on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

  7. Love muddie buddies! Or “dog chow!”

    by Liz @ BLog is the New Black on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:26 am

  8. These look amazing and are PERFECT for christmas. Mmm.

    by Katrina on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:46 am

  9. Your cookies look great, as do all the cookie thumbnails . . . I find it funny that even though I have a cooking blog (well, not exclusively about cooking, but whatever), I have yet to post a single cookie recipe. I love eating them, but usually leave it to my husband to make them. =)

    by Jenna on Oct 22, 2010 at 11:15 am

  10. Oh. My. These look absolutely amazing, fabulous, wonderful. I will really have to try them! Thanks!

    by Double Dipped Life on Oct 22, 2010 at 11:32 am

  11. You have just come up with one of the most amazing cookie ideas I have ever seen. They look so pretty and with that peanut butter chocolate combo, who could resist? I’m saving this recipe for sure.

    by Lisa on Oct 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm

  12. These look so fun, and of course, super delicious!

    by Eliana on Oct 22, 2010 at 12:16 pm

  13. I loved eating Muddy Buddys as a kid. You’ve inspired me to make them again. Thanks!

    by Cupcake Activist on Oct 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm

  14. WOW! Those look so amazing! My kids would make such a mess eating these =o) But then again, I’d probably eat them all while they were sleeping!

    by Erin @ Making Memories on Oct 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

  15. Wow, I love this recipe, and my son will go crazy for them. Thanks for sharing!

    by Louanne on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm

  16. The best of all worlds in a cookie, PB and chcolate covered in powdered sugar…yum! I have never seen these. They look so delicious.

    by Raina on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm

  17. Holy Cow, Yum! This looks awesome. And definitely great for Christmas cookies!

    by Katrina on Oct 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm

  18. Super great idea, I love puppy chow – this is a much cleaner version! Frozen even better

    by Jennifurla on Oct 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

  19. Each week, there is one cookie that is what dreams are made of. This week, this is it. Thank you.

    by Chaya on Oct 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

  20. Oh wow. These look amazing, Tracy! I love the name puppy chow, haha!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Oct 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm

  21. Oh these look awesome! I love muddy buddies and now I’ll love em even more cuz they’re in cookie form!

    by Steph@stephsbitebybite on Oct 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm

  22. I’ve never had muddy buddy cookies, so I can’t wait to try this.

    by naomi on Oct 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  23. I’ve never seen a cookie version of puppy chow. This is kind of mind blowing.

    by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies on Oct 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm

  24. These are totally new to me but they look SO messy good!!!

    by Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread on Oct 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm

  25. I’ve made muddy buddies, but never in cookie form. I’ll have to try it! great idea!

    by Sue on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

  26. Such lovely cookies. I bet they’re fantastic!

    by Danielle on Oct 23, 2010 at 1:03 am

  27. I’ve never heard of these, but they look ohh soo good!! Yumm 🙂 Bookmarked.,

    by Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:22 am

  28. Awesome!! I am a puppy chow chower from way back 🙂
    I bet these cookies are delicious..totally putting these on my baking list!

    by shelly (cookies and cups) on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:56 am

  29. These really *do* look like fun to make. I’ll bet the guys down at my post office will love to see these on their platter, this year!

    by RJ Flamingo on Oct 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

  30. Beautiful photos! These cookies sound great.

    by Dimah on Oct 23, 2010 at 10:53 am

  31. Great cookie!! I’ll be your muddy buddy love 🙂

    by Tickled Red on Oct 23, 2010 at 11:17 am

  32. Just wanted to stop in and ay Hi. I found your blog yesterday and I LOVE it! I have been flipping trough your posts and really enjoying everything, it’s like reading through a good recipe book. I can’t wait to try some of these out!

    by Country Girl in the City on Oct 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm

  33. YUM. I’m up for anything with chocolate. 😛

    by Alicia on Oct 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

  34. Oh my goodness! These are so pretty!!!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Oct 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm

  35. These look amazing!!! How awesome! Peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar? Love!

    by Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker on Oct 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  36. cruised over here from tasty kitchen……your site is so lovely! makes me wanna bake everything in sight! 🙂
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

    by Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:48 pm

  37. Goodness these cookies look wonderfully d’lish Tracy!

    by Avril on Oct 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm

  38. These look totally totally delicious. I am adding this into my “to-do” list. thanks for sharing!

    by Crustabakes on Oct 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm

  39. Oh my goodness…this looks delicious. Never heard of them before! Can’t wait to try them out.

    I started a baking meme last week and would love for you to link up! 🙂

    by Steph on Oct 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

  40. We call it Monkey Munch and we love it around here! I will for sure be making these cookies!!

    by Lee Ann on Oct 25, 2010 at 9:22 am

  41. What a great version! My daughter loves puppy chow and I will have to make these for her instead!

    by megan on Oct 25, 2010 at 10:43 am

  42. Tracey I think I could eat an entire plate of these cookies all by myself. They look delicious!!!

    by Renee (Kudos Kitchen) on Oct 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm

  43. Sorry I added the ‘e’ in your name. I should have checked it before I hit submit 🙂

    by Renee (Kudos Kitchen) on Oct 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

  44. Wow! These cookies are amazing. I’d imagine these would be the first thing eaten off of any Christmas cookie plate.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Oct 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

  45. I love this idea – so much better than muddy buddies!

    by Barbara Bakes on Oct 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

  46. What a rich cookie. These would be a big hit on any cookie tray.

    by Jamie on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:23 pm

  47. These cookies are brilliant! I am bookmarking this for the holiday season!

    by Emily Z on Oct 28, 2010 at 10:35 am

  48. New Christmas cookie to try I think!

    by Jenn on Nov 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm

  49. This may be a dumb question, but … do you let the chocolate cool / harden before attempting to roll in the powdered sugar?

    by Michelle on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  50. Michelle – Not dumb at all! I rolled my cookies in the powdered sugar immediately, but you can certainly wait until the chocolate has cooled a bit more if you like. Hope that helps!

    by Tracy on Dec 17, 2011 at 1:16 am

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