Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies

How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter, a gift idea in a red container

This recipe guides you through how to make muddy buddies using cookie butter. They have a subtle gingerbread taste alongside an irresistibly crunchy and sweet texture. Plus, they’re free from peanuts and tree nuts.

My family has a lot of food allergies. My son has a peanut allergy and my daughter has tree nut allergies. Traditional muddy buddies use peanut butter. There are alternatives–almond butter and Nutella, but those are made with tree nuts.

So I developed this nut-free muddy buddy recipe! Personally I think they taste fabulous. 

How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter, chex mix in a sheet pan

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How to Make Muddy Buddies with Cookie Butter Ingredients

makes 4 cups

  • Corn Chex
  • Butter
  • Cookie butter 
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered sugar

Muddy Buddies With Cookie Butter Directions

Spread out 4 cups of Chex cereal on a large cookie sheet. In a microwave-safe bowl add cookie butter, chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Microwave for another 20-30 seconds and stir until smooth and melted. It will have a batter-like consistency. Pour cookie butter mixture over Chex cereal and mix until coated (You may have to use your clean hands for this step!). 

Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar to a gallon sized zip style plastic bag. Add 1/2 of the Chex mix to the bag, seal and shake until powdered sugar covers the cereal mix. Spread out on a cookie sheet then add 3/4 cup powdered sugar to bag and remaining 1/2 of Chex mix. Seal and shake until powdered sugar covers the cereal mix. Spread out on a cookie sheet to harden for a few minutes. 

Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator. 

Note: while this recipe is peanut/nut free, if you have a severe allergy please read all ingredient containers before making. Also, while the corn Chex is gluten-free, the cookie butter does contain wheat so this is not a gluten-free dessert.


How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter, ingredients including chocolate and butter
How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter, chex mix before mixing
How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter
How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter
How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter

Frequently Asked Questions about Making Muddy Buddies With Cookie Butter

What is cookie butter?

Cookie butter is a spread made from crushed speculoos or Biscoff cookies, which are spiced shortcrust biscuits popular in Europe. It has a texture similar to peanut butter but tastes like cookies.

Can I add other mix-ins to muddy buddies made with cookie butter?

Yes! You can customize your muddy buddies by adding ingredients like chocolate chips, pretzels, marshmallows, or different types of cereal to change the flavor and texture.

How do I store muddy buddies made with cookie butter?

Store muddy buddies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter
How to make muddy buddies using cookie butter
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How to Make Muddy Buddies

How to Make Muddy Buddies

This Chex muddy buddy recipe uses nut and peanut free cookie butter.  They have a light gingerbread flavor and are addictive, crunchy, and sweet!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided into two 3/4 cup portions

Instructions

    Spread out 4 cups of chex cereal in a large cookie sheet. 

    In a microwave safe bowl add cookie butter, chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Microwave for another 20-30 seconds and stir until smooth and melted. It will have a batter like consistency.

    Pour cookie butter mixture over chex cereal and mix together until coated.

    Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar to a gallon sized zip style plastic bag. Add 1/2 of the chex mix to the bag, seal and shake until powdered sugar covers the chex mix.

    Spread out on a cookie sheet then add 3/4 cup powdered sugar to bag and remaining 1/2 of chex mix. Seal and shake until powdered sugar covers chex mix. Spread out on a cookie sheet to harden for a few minutes. 

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