S’mores Muddy Buddies

Smores muddy buddies 2

Happy Friday!  I thought I’d pop in here quick to share an easy, fun, and tasty recipe just in time for… National S’mores Day!  I can’t make this stuff up. 😉  National S’mores Day is August 10th, and I couldn’t let this little food holiday pass by without whipping up a little something s’mores-ish.

Although I’ve certainly enjoyed my fair share of cooler temperatures while in New York (I believe anything is more temperate than Florida’s August weather), it’s been a bit humid to turn on the oven the past few days.  So I had no-bake s’mores treat on the brain.  Something simple that still screams s’mores.  Enter: s’mores muddy buddies!

Smores muddy buddy mix

Not only do you not have to worry about turning on the oven to make this recipe, but it really comes together in no time.

I use a mix of Ghiradelli white chocolate melting wafers and peanut butter to coat the rice cereal. Earlier this week, I received a package of chocolate goodies from Ghiradelli, including their new melting chocolates.  I can’t wait to play around with the dark chocolate too!

Smores muddy buddies top

Anyway… if you’ve ever made muddy buddies (or “puppy chow”), you know the drill — you coat your cereal (rice Chex) with the melted chocolate/peanut butter mixture, then toss with powdered sugar.  But!  This recipe is different.  Since this is s’mores mix, I coated the cereal in a graham cracker crumb mixture.  So good.

Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips round out the mix, resulting in a sweet snack mix that is the perfect summer snack for s’mores lovers.

Smores muddy buddies

Warning: this recipe makes a lot.  I made sure to make enough for my family to enjoy, and also to be able to bring some on a little road trip this weekend (to New York City, woohoo!).  You can easily cut the recipe in half if you’d like, though if you’re like me, I’m sure you’ll find a way to inhale enjoy the big recipe. 😉

[print_this]S’mores Muddy Buddies

A sweet cereal snack mix made with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, and chocolate chips for a simple summertime snack.  For an extra chocolate flavor, use milk or dark chocolate in place of the white chocolate melting wafers.

Makes about 12 cups

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: n/a

  • 8 cups rice chex cereal
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Ghiradelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Place the cereal, marshmallows, and chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Place the graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar in a large ziploc bag.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate and peanut butter on HALF power, about 30-60 seconds, stirring occasionally, until melted.  Immediately pour over the cereal mixture; gently stir until coated.

Place the coated cereal into the graham cracker crumb bag.  Close and shake until well coated.  Allow the mix to cool before storing.[/print_this]

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4 thoughts on “S’mores Muddy Buddies”

    1. I agree, can’t go wrong with s’mores! I need to make muddy buddies/puppy chow more often, it’s so simple and easy.

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