Milky Way Muddy Buddies

I am sure we are all pretty familiar with the poplar snack called, Muddy Buddies, or perhaps you call it, Puppy Chow. Today, I am bringing you another form of the delicious snack.

Milky Ways are such a delicious candy bar filled with chocolate-y caramel-y goodness… one of my favorites in fact.

After seeing these delicious looking Three Musketeer Rice Krispie Treats from Something Swanky, I knew I wanted to melt down a favorite candy bar of mine and include it in a recipe, too. Really… how could you go wrong when you are starting out a candy bar?!

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Can you just picture it?…

The delicious layers of a Milky Way melt and fuse together to bring you a chocolate with a hint of caramel and nugget. Let me tell you, it is absolutely mouth watering. I think I may have to make a printable warning sign for them because it is so hard to stop. They are really delicious!

Make them. You will be so happy you did! They are so dang good and worth the work out needed to enjoy them. Trust me. Thanks Ashton, for some yummy inspiration! :)

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Milky Way Muddy Buddies
These are so delicious and completely addictive. Milky Ways are melted down to make a mouthwatering snack.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 8-9 cups Chex Cereal, I used 8 because I like mine more chocolate coated
  • 7 regular Milky Way Candy Bars
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, may need more depending on how coated you like it, I always start out with this much and add more as needed
  1. Measure out Chex Cereal and pour into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter and Milky Way candy bars over LOW heat. Stir constantly. This can easily burn so it is important to keep close eye on it and keep stirring :)
  3. Once completely melted together, pour over Chex cereal and stir and fold it into the cereal to evenly coat. It will be thick, just keep folding it in. It will eventually cover.
  4. Evenly distribute/sprinkle powdered sugar over the chocolate covered Chex cereal. Stiring and folding to cover evenly.
You will have thick clusters. If you don't want them (I LOVE them), use your fingers to pull them apart and sprinkle a little powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together again.


If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    just when i've been looking for more puppy chow/muddy buddy recipes to try. i think you read my mind girl. i love this stuff!!!!!! and your photo is gorgeous. :)

  2. Alyssa

    I love Muddy Buddies, but I never though to melt candy bars to use in making them. These look fantastic, I can't wait to try them!

  3. Patricia @ ButterYum

    Milky Ways were my very first favorite chocolate bar (yes, I have more that one fav). Pinning this recipe - thanks!

  4. DB-The Foodie Stuntman

    Might I suggest an alternate method to melt your Milky Way bars and butter? Use a double boiler set up. Simmer some water in that saucepan then place a glass pyrex bowl over the simmering water and place your candy and butter in the pyrex. You'll be able to melt and combine without the fear of burning it.

    1. Chef in Training

      That sounds like a great way! That's for the tips and suggestions :)

  5. Ashton

    Wowza!! Look at you getting all crazy creative!! These look so amazing!

  6. Leslie

    Oh goodness, MW are my favorite, too and this looks soooo addicting. Might have to make this tonight, yum!

  7. RyanneNikole

    YUM! That sounds amazing!! I wonder how it would work with Reese's!

  8. teresa

    this is such a fun spin on a classic, love it!

  9. Carrie Perrins

    As I was making this, I couldn't believe the calories. 7 bars at 240 calories, is over 1600 calories. I wont be eating this but my kids will LOVE it!! Not sure I will be making this in my house again.

  10. Karly

    The big clusters are my absolute favorite part of Muddy Buddies! I just bought the ingredients to turn them into bars, because big cluster. :)

    Love your photos!

  11. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    This sounds amazing!!! I am loving all the puppy chow recipes that I have been seeing online lately...I need to get on the ball and make some!!! And I agree with Aimee...our room needs a huge bowl of this goodness for our midnight chat sessions!!!

  12. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Um, can I just say I'm IN LOVE with this?! My boyfriend LOVES Milky Ways and I think this would be the perfect snack mix for us when we're lounging on the couch watching our shows. You're a genius, Nikki!!

  13. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    I have seen plenty of muddy buddy/puppy chow recipes, none of which appealed to me that much before. But you are after my heart with this one because Milky Ways are my favorite candy, and I would happily eat the entire batch of this stuff!

  14. Lorraine

    I tried this tonight, they are wonderful!!!

  15. Stacy F

    I am wondering how to convert the 7 Milky Way bars to the snack size bag? I was trying to remember the recipe off the top of my head at the grocery store, and I mistakenly bought the bag of snack size Milky Ways. Do you know how many ounces the 7 regular size Milky Way bars are so I can figure out how many smaller to use?

  16. Kathleen

    what kind of chex cereal did you use?

  17. Shiloh Barkley

    holy shit these look awesome! found this through something swanky's list she posted today. pinning!

  18. Char

    Made this today to take to work. Now I'm worried that it may not make it there. So easy and so good!! Thank you for the recipe.

  19. Christy

    I made these tonight & all I can say is WOW!!!!!

  20. Nichole

    This might be a dumb question, but, after covering all the chex mix with the chocolate do I then let it sit in the fridge for awhile?