Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies – cinnamon Chex cereal tossed in peanut butter, yellow, purple, and green candy melts, powdered sugar, and colored sugar. This stuff is SO good! I am totally addicted to it!! This recipe makes a TON! Whip up a batch and share with friends and family. #mardigras #puppychow #muddybuddies #chex #candy #dessert
Place 4 cups of Chex cereal in a large bowl. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup purple Candy Melts, 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds, stir and cook in 15-second intervals until smooth.
Pour melted peanut butter mixture over cereal, toss to coat. Pour coated cereal into a gallon ziplock bag. Pour a third of the powdered sugar (3/4 cup) into the ziplock bag and seal. Shake to coat cereal. Add purple sugar and shake to coat. Pour coated cereal onto parchment or wax paper and allow to set.
Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients and green and yellow candy melts and colored sugar.
Store in an airtight container.
I used cinnamon Chex cereal to mimic the flavors of a King Cake.
For more cinnamon flavor, add ground cinnamon to the melted peanut butter and candy melt mixture.
You can use any flavor of Chex cereal or Crispix cereal in this recipe.
I used green, yellow, and purple Wilton candy melts. I buy the candy melts at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels.
The candy melts, especially the purple, are lighter, almost pastel. Feel free to add a few black candy melts to the mix for a deeper color.
I toss the cereal in colored sugar to give it more color and sparkle. I buy the colored sugar at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels. Look for it in the baking aisle.
How long do Muddy Buddies last? You can store cereal at room temperature for a few days, but you can also refrigerate it and it will last for up to a week.