S’mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix

S’mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix, a fun summer treat made with Chex Cereal and Golden Grahams, coated in melted chocolate and cookie butter, tossed in powdered sugar and crushed graham crackers, mixed with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar pieces and toasted mini marshmallows! 

S'mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix

It’s National S’mores Day! Aren’t S’more just the best way to celebrate summer!? Gooey, toasted marshmallow and melty milk chocolate sandwiched between 2 graham crackers makes the summer’s most nostalgic treat! 

The best way to eat is enjoy a S’more is this traditional way, nestled by the campfire on a cool summer night. But, that chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker flavor combo is just too good to stop there! Over the years I have shared many twists on a classic S’more recipe (see below). And today I have another one for you – S’mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix! 

Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) are an irresistible classic holiday party treat… but when you make a S’mores version you can justify eating them in the summertime too 😉 

Chex and Golden Grahams Coated in Chocolate and Speculoos

How are S’mores Muddy Buddies Different From Traditional? 

 

Traditionally, muddy buddies are made with Chex Cereal coated in melted chocolate and peanut butter and tossed in powdered sugar. This S’mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix, makes a few swaps and changes: 

  • Some of the Chex Cereal is swapped out for Golden Grahams. The flavor of Golden Grahams resembles that of graham crackers making it the perfect addition. 
  • Instead of peanut butter, we use cookie butter. My favorite type is the Trader Joe’s Speculoos. Again, this adds graham cracker flavor! 
  • Crushed graham crackers become a fine powder, we add that to the powdered sugar and to toss the muddy buddies in it to coat.
  • The final addition is toasted mini marshmallows and pieces of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate that we mix in with the muddy buddies to give it the pop of marshmallow flavor and make it a fun party mix! 

 

S'mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix

How to Make S’mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix

 

The first step is an optional one. If you have a kitchen blow torch, use it to toast the mini marshmallows. Lay a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and spread the mini marshmallows in a single layer. Use the torch to lightly toast the marshmallows. Set them aside to cool. 

Add cookie butter, unsalted butter and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, mixing in between until smooth. 

In a large bowl, combine the Chex Cereal and Golden Grahams. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal and mix until all the cereal is fully coated. 

In a gallon-sized ziplock bag add the powdered sugar and crushed graham crackers. Add the coated cereal to the bag and toss until all the cereal is fully coated. 

Spread the muddy buddies onto a parchment lined baking sheet to cool and harden. 

Transfer the muddy buddies to a bowl and discard any excess powdered sugar/crushed graham cracker. Add the toasted marshmallows and remaining milk chocolate bar pieces to the muddy buddies and toss to evenly distribute. 

That’s it! If you can resist eating it all at once, it will stay fresh stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator  for up to 3 weeks. 

 

S'mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix

Looking for More S’mores Recipes? 

 

Check these out: 

Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies

Dark Chocolate S’mores Brownie Cupcakes

S’mores Rice Krispies Treats

S’mores Donuts

S’mores Milkshake

S’mores Pie

 

S'mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix

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S’mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Description

S’mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix, a fun summer treat made with Chex Cereal and Golden Grahams, coated in  melted chocolate and cookie butter, tossed in powdered sugar and crushed graham crackers, mixed with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar pieces and toasted mini marshmallows! 


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Ingredients

2 cups mini marshmallows

4 1.55oz Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, divided

4 tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup cookie butter (Speculoos)

2 cups Golden Grahams

4 cups Rice Chex Cereal

2 cups powdered sugar

4 sheets honey graham crackers, crushed


Instructions

Lay the mini marshmallows in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil*

Use a kitchen blow torch to toast the marshmallows, let cool*

In a microwave safe bowl, add 2 of the Hershey’s Bars, the butter and cookie butter

Place bowl in the microwave, microwave for 30 seconds at a time, mixing in between until smooth, this should take 1.5 – 2 minutes

In a large bowl, combine the Golden Grahams and Chex Cereal

Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal, use a spoon to mix until all the cereal is fully coated

Add the powdered sugar and crushed graham crackers to a gallon sized plastic bag

Add the coated cereal to the bag and shake to fully coat in powdered sugar**

Spread the muddy buddies onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool and harden

Transfer the muddy buddies to a bowl and discard any excess powdered sugar/crushed graham cracker

Break the 2 remaining chocolate bars into small pieces

Add the chocolate bar pieces and toasted marshmallows to the muddy buddies, toss to combine

Enjoy immediately or keep refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 weeks


Notes

*Optional step, if you do not have a kitchen blow torch, skip this step add the marshmallows without toasting

**Work in batches if you need to, use your hands to break apart the cereal if it is sticking together

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S'mores Muddy Buddy Party Mix

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