Muddy Buddy Cookies ~ Baking with Betty Crocker

Do you remember Muddy Buddies? Or Puppy Chow? Oh the goodness! I could sit and eat a whole batch by myself! Just in case, you aren’t familiar with them…let me get you hooked! They are cereal, typically Chex Cereal, coated with peanut butter and chocolate, and coated with powdered sugar.

In celebration of my Baking with Betty Crocker trip, I was looking around the Betty Crocker recipe site, for a special treat to share with you and happened upon these cookies. I guess I have Chocolate and Peanut Butter on my brain, after baking the Peanut Butter Swirl Bars! They call them Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Treats, I’m calling mine…Muddy Buddy Cookies, even though they should just be called slice of heaven! Oh my!! These are dangerously good!

I changed the recipe a bit, baking my own Peanut Butter cookies from scratch, rather than using a cookie mix.

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Peanut Butter Cookies
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter flavor Crisco (you can probably use regular butter instead)
  • 1¼ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cups flour, all-purpose
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
Muddy Buddy Cookies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I like milk chocolate)
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine (I ended up adding a couple more tablespoons to make the mixture a little smoother)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar for coating
PB Cookies
  1. Cream together, peanut butter, Crisco, brown sugar, milk and vanilla until well blended.
  2. Add egg, beat just until blended.
  3. Combine dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture and mix just until blended.
  4. Place in fridge to chill at least 30 minutes (just to make handling easier) Roll into balls and flatten with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until set and just beginning to turn brown. Cool completely.
Muddy Buddy Cookies
  1. Melt all ingredients except powdered sugar, in a microwave safe bowl, about 1 minute 30 seconds, or until slightly melted.
  2. Stir until smooth. Place powdered sugar in seperate bowl.
  1. The Betty Crocker directions say to place the cookies in a bag to coat with chocolate and then in another bag to coat with powdered sugar. I tried and found it to be very difficult. So, I just placed the melted chocolate in a bowl and the powdered sugar in another bowl.
  2. Dip cookie in chocolate, coating both sides, let extra chocolate drip off into bowl, then place cookie in powdered sugar and flip to coat both sides.

These were VERY messy to make…but definitely worth it!

Now, for my trip…see that little button in my sidebar, about 3/4 of the way down. Yup! I’m heading to Minnesota tomorrow to Bake at the Betty Crocker Kitchens!!! I’m SOOO excited…I’m actually giddy!

I’m sure I will have tons of pictures to share with you when I come back, and lots of great stores too!

But for today…I leave you with this yummy recipe for Muddy Buddy Cookies!

Do you have a childhood snack that you love? Share with us!

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  1. Dawn says:

    These look so good. It’s probably a good thing I don’t have all the ingredients for these on hand. But, they are definitely on the baking list for the next grocery trip. :-)

  2. mary b says:

    I know a 6 yo who is going to love these cookies!
    Especially since they have his top 3 faves, PB, Choc. & “snow sugar” :)

  3. How can you go wrong with that combination of flavors. They look wonderful!!! I can’t wait to make these!
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  4. Lisa Berkery says:

    Absolutely delicious! I love Puppy Chow and now cannot wait to try this!

  5. Alice says:

    These look heavenly and remind me of the treats we make using star crunches and cutting them in strips and rolling them in powdered sugar for our get togethers. I have got to try yours.

  6. Allison says:

    Oh my. These look heavenly.
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  7. Amber says:

    Oh, divine! I just found my “to do” list item for this afternoon-making these cookies!
    Thanks for the share!
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  8. elise says:

    Oh,this is just not playing fair ;)
    They look so moist I could almost reach out and grab one! Yeah baby, going to make them ASAP, driving to the store like a maniac later.
    Thanks so much,oh YUM
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  9. Christy says:

    These look amazing! I can’t WAIT to try this out!

  10. I can hardly believe how good these cookies look…where have they been all my life? My husband would totally die (but in a good way) if I made these!!!

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  11. Melissa says:

    These do look fantastic. I’m not sure I have the patience to dip the cookies … or if my family will let them cool enough to dip … but YUM.
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  12. Just found your blog and really like it. This recipe is genius, I used to love that stuff when I was a kid!

  13. Oh wow – I want to make these right now! They look absolutely mouthwatering!

  14. alicia says:

    Um, I’m totally doing this one! Yummy! Thanks for sharing and linkin up to tasty tuesdays. Hope you’ll come back again!
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  15. This recipe is just one of those that you know if you make you are doomed forever. I will be making them as soon as I round up the ingredients!
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  16. Melissa says:

    I will definitely have to try these. I love muddy buddies.
    I found you at Blue Cricket Designs!

  17. oh no…..I already know I am in trouble. I can taste them in my mind and they are divine. Do I dare make a batch??? ooooooh ok
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  18. ldh says:

    WOW! These look amazing!!!

    Very exciting that you are heading to Bake at the Betty Crocker Kitchens! I’ll be stopping back to hear all about it :)
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  19. Julie says:

    What delicious looking cookies. It seems often the messiest to make are the best!!!
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  20. ButterYum says:

    So basically this is a really yummy peanut butter cookies to the 10th power? I’m so glad I refreshed the page after it didn’t load properly or I might have missed out on this posit. Hubby and kids are going to LOVE it.

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  21. These look really good. I’l give them a try!!
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  22. Jacqueline says:

    As I scrolled down and saw the picture of the finished cookie, my heart literally skipped a beat! These look incredible. Muddy Buddies are a fam. fav. and I printed this off and will be tring it this weekend. I know some kids that are going to be very happy!
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  23. Brandy @ MVL says:

    I bet my daughter would love trying to make these! Added to my Food Pinterest board to try later!
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