muddy buddies (gf/df/vegan)

muddy buddies (gf/df/vegan)

Serves lots!
Prep time 15 minutes
Allergy Peanuts, Tree Nuts
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold


  • 9 c. gluten free rice cereal (like Chex or something similar)
  • 1 1/2 c. dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. nondairy butter
  • 1/2 c. nut butter or seed butter of choice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. powdered sugar


Chances are, if you grew up in the United States, you've had Muddy Buddies (AKA Monkey Munch, Puppy Chow...) I've tweaked the recipe a bit to our liking and to suit our allergies.

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1. Measure out cereal into a large bowl; set aside.
2. In a saucepan, melt chocolate chips, butter, and nut/seed butter, mixing until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla extract.
3. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and mix until the cereal is thoroughly coated with chocolate.
4. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cereal mix, tossing in the bowl to coat evenly.
5. Refrigerate until chocolate has set, about 30 minutes.
6. Store in an airtight container for up to a week (though it NEVER lasts that long in our house!)

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