Brownie Batter Muddy Buddies

Brownie Batter Muddy Buddies

I craved brownie batter and brownies A LOT this pregnancy. But I was always too tired to actually make them, even from a box, and the craving for rest usually won out. Which was for the best, I’m sure (even though I did manage to make three different versions of these crazy good brownie mix cookies).

However, I did find one extremely easy way to get my brownie batter flavor fix: MUDDY BUDDIES!

Simply adding brownie mix to the powdered sugar coating totally changes the flavor dynamic of the classic snack mix and is so yummy! You can, of course, opt to use the traditional chocolate-peanut butter coating if you’d like, but I think you can taste the brownie mix so much better when you just use plain chocolate.

I’ll leave that up to you– really, you can’t go wrong either way!

Brownie Batter Muddy Buddies

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

….well, on second thought, maybe not quite as much. Unless you’re wearing maternity pants too ;)


2 cups melting chocolate (like Ghirardeli, Wilton, or Hershey's Baking Melts*)

8 cups rice chex cereal

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cups box brownie mix


In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the melting chocolate according to the package instructions.

Once smooth and completely melted, add the cereal. Gently stir with  a large rubber spatula to coat.

Add the powdered sugar and brownie mix together and gently stir to coat.

You can serve right away or store in an airtight container to serve later! I like to chill mine before eating, but that's not necessary.

*I prefer to use baking melts instead of chocolate chips for coating the cereal because they melt so much smoother and don't run the risk of seizing in the microwave like chocolate chips do. You can typically find Hershey's and Girardeli Baking Melts on the same aisle as the chocolate chips. Wilton's is usually in the craft section and in craft stores (in the cake/candy making section).

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.