muddy buddies

Sweet & Salty Muddy Buddies

A delicious treat that is the perfect amount of salt to offset the sweetness. Watch out once you stop eating this, you can't stop!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20
Author Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel


  • 9 cups Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Bite Sized Pretzels
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp course salt
  • 2 cups icing sugar


  1. Place cereal and pretzels in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a microwaveable dish combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter and vanilla.
  3. Microwave mixture on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is fully combined and smooth.
  4. Sprinkle course salt over the top of cereal mixture.
  5. Pour mixture over cereal and pretzels and combine.
  6. Pour 1/2 cup of icing sugar into a large ziploc bag, fill bag 3/4 full with cereal mixture, shake until coated.
  7. Place coated cereal mixture on parchment lined cookie sheets, spread out and allow to cool.
  8. Repeat sugar coating until all cereal is coated and cooling.