Start by pouring the Rice Chex into either a large container with an airtight lid or a 2 gallon Ziploc bag.
10 cups rice chex cereal
Combine the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter in a microwave safe container and microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the mixture is fully melted and nice and smooth.
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Remove the chocolate from heat and stir in the marshmallow fluff until well combined.
7 ounces marshmallow fluff or cream
Next, whisk together the powdered sugar and hot chocolate mix in a large bowl.
2 ounces hot cocoa mix, 4 cups powdered sugar
Once your coating is ready, add the melted chocolate peanut butter mixture to the Rice Chex in the bag and toss until well coated.
Do the same with the hot chocolate powdered sugar mix. Add it to the bag, close the bag, and toss until well coated.
Place wire racks on two baking sheets to catch the excess coating then spread coated muddy buddies out on the laid out wire racks to cool for about 30 minutes.
Once the muddy buddies have set for about 30 minutes, toss in a bowl with the mini marshmallows, Sno-Caps, and any other mix-ins you’d like to add.
3.1 ounces Snow Caps candy, 3 cups mini marshmallows, other mix-ins as desired
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place for up to three days. After that the mini marshmallows will start wilting and it just won’t taste as good.Double or half the recipe easily by just doubling or halving the ingredients. Unlike some recipes, this one is easy to adjust to the portion that you want!Place a piece of parchment paper under the wire racks on the baking sheet for easy cleanup. Once the Christmas muddy buddies are good to go, just take off the wire racks (clean those) and throw away the parchment paper underneath.Ingredient Notes:
Salted or unsalted butter may be used
Bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips may be used
Marshmallow fluff or creme may be used
Add other mix-ins like M&Ms, sprinkles, and crushed peppermints as desired