Delicious Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow depending on which name you like to call them. The perfect combination of hot chocolate and chex cereal with a chocolate coating.
Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies
I am hooked on Muddy Buddies...These are just way to simple to make and taste amazing.
Today we are sharing Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies or as I hear they are also called Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow.
I am still at odds with the puppy chow name. I just can't bring myself to say that I am serving puppy chow at a party or to my friends. It just feels wrong.
My love of Muddy Buddies started with the Apple Cider Muddy Buddies recipe we shared a few weeks ago. Ever since then I have been having so much fun making new recipes.
These are just so dang easy to make that they are the perfect holiday treat.
We had a discussion on our Facebook page about whether to call these Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow. Where do you fall in this hardcore discussion of food names?
- Vanilla Chex Cereal
- Vanilla Almond Bark
- Hot cocoa mix with mini marshmallows
- Powdered sugar
Add in chocolate chips and mini-marshmallows before serving to make a great dessert!
These Ziploc Bag Holders make it really easy to keep the bags open while pouring in your ingredients.
Step #4 is a really important step. Not to take anything away from zipping the bag so the powdered sugar doesn't fly all over the place and you become coated but I skipped step #4 with one of the bags and sadly it did not go well.
It seems if you leave a portion of your hot chocolate muddy buddies in the bag overnight they all fall deeply madly in love with each other and become one big bonded group of muddy buddies that do not like parting from each other. They have wrapped their arms around each other and are holding on tight in one giant muddy buddy brick.......
I like to spread the Hot Cocoa Muddy Buddies out on a baking tray and then move them around to make sure they are completely coated in powdered sugar. This also helps to keep them from bonding into one big clump.
These make a great DIY holiday gift. I love packaging them in these cute holiday gift bags. They are so fun and great project kids can help with.
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Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies
- 12.1 Ounce Vanilla Chex Cereal
- 24 Ounce Vanilla Almond Bark
- 2 Hot cocoa mix with mini marshmallows
- 1.5 cups Confectioners Powdered Sugar
- Divide Vanilla Chex into 2 1-gallon size zippered bags
- Pour hot cocoa mix into the bag and shake it all about
- Melt Almond Bark according to package instructions. Once melted pour half in each bag, shake it all about again
- Pour powdered sugar over the top and zip up the bag tightly because it is time to shake it all about again
- Place in a serving bowl and enjoy
Recipe originally shared on December 5, 2013. Updated in September 2020.
Oh my gosh! These are a wonderful memory!! Need to make them for my girls.
Woowee.... what a sugar rush the Puppy chow must be? I am diabetic,, guess I better stay away from this one. It does look yummy though!
Jeanie, It is a definite sugar rush. I can only eat a couple of bites at a time.