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Chocolate Strawberry Muddy Buddies Recipe

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You will love the flavor of this Chocolate Strawberry Muddy Buddies Recipe! It’s a fast and easy recipe that everyone will love! I’ve been making puppy chow recipes for YEARS, and this is one of my favorites!

The fun part about making muddy buddies recipes at home is that you can eat it yourself or package it up into servings to share. Perfect for gift-giving, Valentine’s Day sweets, and holiday treats.

Do you love the idea of making a treat that you can share with others? This is what puppy chow is all about! You only need a few bowls to serve or ensure everyone washes their hands before digging in.

It’s a simple recipe loaded with strawberry flavor that will leave you dreaming of the summer months.

Why summer? Because that’s when the strawberries are ripe and in season!

Chocolate Strawberry Muddy Buddies Recipe

The next time you need to make up something quickly to help everyone’s sweet tooth in the house, take a look at this easy treat. The Chex cereal’s crunchiness, paired with the smooth and creamy chocolate coating, keeps everyone coming back for more.

My boys love when we make puppy chow because they can sneak pieces as they walk past the kitchen. I have to admit that I’m guilty of this, too, because it’s just so darn addictive!

How do I keep puppy chow fresh?

The last thing that you want to have to happen is to have your batch of homemade puppy chow, not stay fresh! The good news is that you can easily keep it airtight and fresh!

Once the puppy chow cools down, it’s ready to store in a sealable bag or container. A bag makes it simple to take with you for snacking on the go.

You can also store it in an airtight container at room temperature. This doesn’t have to be stored in a cool place because it doesn’t have any ingredients that need to be kept in the fridge.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Strawberry Puppy Chow Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a great way to get ahead of the dinner game! I’ve been meal planning for years and still love doing it.

My boys also love it because they know what to expect for dinner! Below is a simple way to plan a meal for the day, week, and month!

Main Dish: Tender Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos

Vegetable Side: Healthy Roasted Hawaiian Medley

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Cotton Candy Mocktail Recipe

Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Chocolate Puppy Chow Recipe with Strawberries, keep going with that flavor. I love making puppy chow because it’s easy to get unique flavors and tastes!

Here are some of my favorite recipes that I’m so happy to share with you!

This Valentine Heart Candy Puppy Chow Recipe is a simple and easy way to fill your belly fast!

Everyone in my house loves this Puppy Chow Chocolate Peppermint Recipe. We make it during the holidays.

Key Lime Muddy Buddies are a great way to get a new and unique flavor!

You can make this Dazzling Mermaid Puppy Chow Recipe for a birthday party!

Need something not quite as sweet? This Fall Chex Mix is the best!

Find out how simple it is to make this Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow!

Fast and simple is the best way to make this Amazingly Simple Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe! Easy to make!

What optional ingredients be added to muddy buddies?

This is where the fun really starts! There are a ton of great ingredients that you can add to puppy chow! Think outside the box and go for it!

Some of the more popular ingredients will be sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, coconut flakes, and even M&M’s.

You can also easily alter and change any recipe that you want to make seasonal by changing the color of the chocolate melts. Do red and green for Christmas or orange for Thanksgiving!

Lastly, don’t forget to get cute little bags and boxes to store a serving size in and share with family and friends!

Why are my Muddy Buddies soggy?

When it comes to snacking, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as Muddy Buddies. That is, until they end up being soggy. But fear not, there are a few reasons as to why this might be happening.

First and foremost, it could be due to the humidity levels in your home or wherever you’re storing the Muddy Buddies.

Secondly, if the cereal used in your recipe was not fully coated in the chocolate and peanut butter mixture, it could lead to fogginess.

Lastly, make sure to store your Muddy Buddies in an airtight container to prevent any moisture from seeping in.

By taking these precautions, you can ensure that your Muddy Buddies stay crunchy and delicious every time you indulge in this classic treat.

Why did my puppy chow get stale?

It’s always a bummer when you go to enjoy a tasty snack like puppy chow, only to find it has gone stale. So why does this happen? There are a few factors that can contribute to stale puppy chow.

One possibility is that it was not stored properly. Exposure to air and moisture can cause the snack to lose its crispy texture.

Another possible culprit is the ingredients themselves. If the cereal used in the recipe is already past its prime or if the other ingredients are not fresh, the end result is more likely to become stale quickly.

Finally, it’s also possible that the puppy chow was left out for too long before being fully consumed. While it may still be safe to eat, allowing the snack to sit out for extended periods of time can make it lose its freshness.

Is there a difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar?

If you’re someone who enjoys baking, you may have found yourself wondering whether confectioners sugar and powdered sugar are the same thing. The answer is yes and no.

While they are both types of sugar that have been ground into a fine powder, confectioners sugar also contains a small amount of cornstarch to prevent caking. This extra ingredient means that confectioners sugar is often used in recipes for frostings, glazes, and other decorative applications.

On the other hand, powdered sugar without cornstarch is typically used for dusting over baked goods or mixing into whipped cream.

So, while the two types of sugar are similar, their subtle differences can impact the outcome of your baked goods or dessert creations.

Does powdered sugar go bad?

The good news is that powdered sugar has a long shelf life and, if stored correctly, can last for years without spoiling. Still, it is essential to inspect the sugar’s texture and aroma before using it in any recipe.

If there are any clumps or off smells, it may be time to toss it out and stock up on a fresh container.

Overall, as long as you store your powdered sugar in a cool, dry place, it should remain fresh for an extended period, ensuring your frosting and baked goods come out perfectly every time.

More Strawberry Recipes:

Chocolate Strawberry Muddy Buddy Recipe

Chocolate Strawberry Muddy Buddy Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Chocolate Strawberry Muddy Buddy Recipe is the best recipe ever! Find out how easy it is to make this simple puppy chow recipe!


  • 1 cup of Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 1 ounce of Dehydrated Strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 3 1/2 cups of Chex cereal
  • 1/2 cup Red or Pink Candy Melts
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil or Shortening, optional


Divide the powdered sugar into a gallon-sized bag.

Add cocoa powder to one bag, shake it to combine, and then set aside.

Put the dehydrated strawberries in a blender and break them down into a powder. This will take about 1 minute.

Put the powder into the 2nd ziptop, shake, and set it aside.

Divide the Chex into two bowls, and set aside.

Put the red/pink candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 25-second increments. Sit and reheat. Add a tsp of coconut oil if needed to help loosen up the candy melts.

Pour over one bowl of the cereal and stir to coat it evenly.

Put the cereal into the bag with the strawberry powder icing sugar, seal, and shake to coat the cereal with the sugar.

Pour the sugar-coated cereal onto a clean cookie sheet and set it aside.

Put the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 25-second increments. Stir and reheat until melted. You may need to add coconut oil to loosen it.

Pour the melted chocolate chips over the Chex cereal and stir until it's coated.

Put the cereal into the bag with the cocoa powder and powdered sugar, seal, and shake to coat.

Pour the cereal onto the baking sheet with the strawberry and let set for 1 hour.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/23/2023

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Wednesday 4th of October 2023

I made these and they came out great but I had a lot of chocolate and strawberry powder sugar mix left over. So I just recommend using more cereal and chocolate so there's no left over flavor powder.

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Delighted to hear you enjoyed the Chocolate Strawberry Muddy Buddies recipe! Regarding the leftover powder mix, it's purposely in excess to ensure every piece of cereal gets a good coating when shaken together. However, your suggestion is noted and it's great for those who prefer a stronger flavor by adding more cereal and chocolate. Thanks for your valuable input and keep experimenting with our recipes!

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