Halloween Muddy Buddies

Our Halloween Muddy Buddies Mix is a festive treat this time of year.  This mix gives you a little salt, a lot sweet, some crunchy and chewy.  We added in our favorite Halloween treats to give it all the fall colors.  You better believe we take handfuls of this chocolatey treat each time we are in the kitchen. 

Keep Singing and Dancing,

Halloween Muddy Buddies 

9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 t vanilla (I used Mexican vanilla)
1 1/2 cups mini pretzels, slightly crushed
1 1/2 cups candy corn
1 1/2 cups Trader Joe’s Halloween Joe Joe’s Cookies, slightly chopped (or Oreos)
1 cup Reese’s Pieces
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 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 with a rubber spatula 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, Trader Joe’s cookie pieces, and Reese’s pieces. Store in an air-tight container. 

Divide mix into separate decorative bags for sweet treats for friends.  

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