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Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies - 15-minute Chex Mix Muddy Buddies with a holiday flair for the 4th of July! The most delicious and addicting snack ever!
Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies - 15-minute Chex Mix Muddy Buddies with a holiday flair for the 4th of July! The most delicious and addicting snack ever!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july muddy buddies, muddies buddies, puppy chow, red white blue muddy buddies
Servings: 9
Calories: 468 kcal
Ingredients
  • 12 ounce box Rice Chex Cereal , divided
  • 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips , divided
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar , divided
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
Directions
  1. Place half of the cereal into a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a microwaveable safe bowl, melt half the white chocolate chips and half the butter together on high for 45 seconds; stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, if necessary, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture can be stirred smooth.

  3. Stir in a few drops of red food dye until combined.

  4. Pour the melted chocolate mixture evenly over cereal, folding gently with a spatula until evenly coated. Separate any pieces that are stuck together. (If the mixture doesn't drizzle, just dollop it in sections, but make sure to do it before it sets.)

  5. Transfer to a gallon sized re-sealable food storage plastic bag. Add half the powdered sugar, seal bag and toss gently until all the cereal is well-coated.

  6. Repeat the entire process with the other half of ingredients, using the blue food dye this time.

  7. Place both mixtures in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  8. Try not to eat it all in one sitting! HA.
Recipe Notes

I prefer food gel over liquid dye because the colors are deeper and produce a truer color, but gel (as opposed to liquid dye) makes the mixture set up pretty fast, so it doesn't really drizzle. If using food gel, just gently spread it (with a spatula) over the cereal in sections. Everything will get coated once combined with the powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 12.7mg71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.