Valentine's Muddy Buddies

I remember in high school, every year around Halloween my best friend and I would go to this pumpkin carving festival where all the proceeds went to Alzheimer's research. They also had a huge bake sale there, and I remember one year I bought muddy buddies, and it was my first time eating them, and as you can imagine, it was one of the better moments in my 16-year-old life. I never tried making them on my own after that first introduction, but then I watched a youtube video last week of someone making them, and I realized it wasn't an insanely hard thing to master.

I made these ones red, and white, and then added in some Valentine's colored M&Ms to make them fun and festive for this upcoming week. The best part was that we had most of the things to make these in our house already, which is always a huge bonus.

5oz white chocolate chips
5oz red candy melts
1 tbsp vegetable oil
5 cups corn chex cereal
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup strawberry cake mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 bag Valentine's M&Ms
2 gallon size ziplock bags

Start by dividing the chex mix into two bowls. (2½ cup in each)

In microwave safe dish, melt the 5 ounces white almond bark or white chocolate chips. Add ½ teaspoon shortening so that the almond bark will spread evenly. Microwave 30 seconds at a time and be careful not to burn the almond bark. Dump this in the first bowl of chex and mix evenly to coat all of the chex cereal.

Melt the red candy melts next also checking and stirring the candy melts 30 seconds at a time. Once this is melted, pour this over the second bowl of divided chex and mix until coated.

In two gallon size ziplock bags, put ½ cup strawberry cake mix and ¼ cup powdered sugar in each bag. Dump each bowl of chex mix in each bag and shake until coated with the powdered sugar and strawberry powdered cake mix.


  1. This looks delicious! Really cute idea :)

  2. Love this idea! Gonna make it this weekend.

  3. OMG these look SOOO so yummy!


  4. It looks so pretty!!!

    Great great idea
    Lots of love form México


  5. oh girl these look too good! I loved this post! Thanks so much for sharing, I hope you have a great day! Much love!