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!
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Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july muddy buddies, muddies buddies, puppy chow, red white blue muddy buddies
Servings: 9
Calories: 468kcal

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

Instructions

  • Place half of the cereal into a large mixing bowl.
  • 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.
  • Stir in a few drops of red food dye until combined.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Repeat the entire process with the other half of ingredients, using the blue food dye this time.
  • Place both mixtures in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Try not to eat it all in one sitting! HA.

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

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 12.7mg