Spooky Snacks: Halloween Muddy Buddies Party Mix

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I’ve had a week full of sponsored posts on the blog, and while I love sharing cool stuff with you guys and earning money, sometimes I just want to give y’all some fun! So I am totally sneaking in this Halloween Muddy Buddies Party Mix Recipe that I made this week.

Yum, right? Totally fun!

My mom just sent out a Facebook invite for our family’s seventh annual Halloween Scary Movie Night and I wanted to get a head start on my Halloween snacks! My mom has been making what she calls Scooby Snacks or Reindeer Poop (we all call it something different) for years now and it’s basically a chocolate version of Chex Mix. The funny thing is that I never knew there was actually a Chex Party Mix! When Angeline went off to camp a few summers ago, they made Muddie Buddys and she came home and told me about it.

Chex cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar…obviously I was all over that!

I picked up a bag of Halloween Nestle chocolate chips at Walmart earlier this week and figured it would be super fun to make a Halloween Muddy Buddies Party Mix by separating the orange and brown chocolate chips, and of course I had to add some Reese’s Pieces to give it that extra pop of Halloween colored fun!

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Halloween Muddy Buddies Party Mix Recipe

Spooky Snacks: Halloween Muddy Buddies Party Mix
  • 1 cup of Halloween Nestle chocolate chips, with the brown and orange chips divided
  • (you can definitely substitute white chocolate chips for the orange and just add a touch of orange food coloring if you need to)
  • ½ cup peanut butter , divided
  • 1½ cup confectioners sugar, divided
  • 1 bag of Reese's Pieces (pick out the orange and yellow ones)
  • 9 cups of Chex cereal, divided
  • ¼ cup butter, divided
  1. Melt your brown chocolate chips, ¼ cup peanut butter, ⅛ cup butter in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute, then stir. Cook for an additional minute, then stir until completely creamy. Pour 4.5 cups Chex cereal into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and pour the chocolate mixture over it and seal, then shake gently until all of the cereal is evenly coated. Then pour it into a new gallon-sized Ziploc bag and pour ¾ cup of the confectioners sugar and seal, shaking gently until all of the cereal is evenly coated in the sugar. It should lighten the color but you should still be able to see that it's brown! Feel free to add more confectioners sugar if you don't feel that they're coated enough. There's never really too much sugar!
  2. Repeat with the orange chocolate chips.
  3. I realize that it's a total pain to go through this process twice but the results are freaking adorable!
  4. Pour each bag onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and refrigerate for about 20 minutes to set. Pour both colored Halloween Muddy Buddies into a large bowl, add in your Reese's Pieces and gently shake the bowl to mix the colors - it's okay to use your hands to help them along!

Now let’s see if I can resist eating the gallon bag of this Halloween Muddy Buddies mix that’s sitting in the fridge this weekend…I better get this out of the house ASAP because I am not feeling particularly strong on my diet right now!

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  1. says

    Cooking food is actually in excess of just after a food. The key would be to know the right ways to ready, to use the materials, to completely clean way up and preventing things by going wrong.

  2. says

    Muddy Buddies are so popular and it’s no wonder since they are delicious! I love all the festive colors on your mix! Happy Halloween and please I’m curious to know what was the movie you and your family watch on Halloween Movie night! What a cool mom and family you have, please let her know that! Hugs and so happy you joined us at the Fluster Buster party this week, Lizy your party co host

  3. says

    This looks awesome. I’ve yet to try Muddy Buddies, even though I drool every time I see a new version, LOL. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  4. says

    Muddy Buddies are a new favorite of mine and I love seeing all the variations on the basic recipe. I’m going to have to see if I can find the Halloween chocolate chips.

  5. says

    Muddy Buddies are a favotite in our house. I love the addition of the Reese’s pieces instead of M&M’s. Thanks for sharing the recipe at the Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you’ll continue to join us every Tuesday evening.

  6. says

    Hi Jennifer,
    Your Halloween Muddy Buddies look so good, I just love this snack mix.Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. says

    Hi there! Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays, and speaking of Tasty….this party mix looks ahmazing! So festive and fun for Halloween. 😀

  8. Cine says

    How far in advance can you make these and still be good? Have a party coming up and trying not to do everything at the last moment!!!

  9. Becky says

    You can leave out the butter entirely! I make these all the time with just chocolate chips and peanut butter only! no need for extra fat!

  10. says

    WOW! Looks fantastic and I know I could load up on some big bowlSful of this YUM. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We’d love it if you would link back to the party within your post…makes you eligible to be featured. Hope to see you again next week!

  11. says

    Love muddy buddies!!! This looks so great, I would love a handful right now!! This would be a great addition to my link party, MMM, going on now! :-)

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