Our Halloween Puppy Chow Chex Mix (aka Muddy Buddies) is one of our favorite Halloween Treats. Sweet and salty and everything in between! Perfect for a Halloween party or just a Halloween snack!

It’s filled with Chex cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips and tossed in buttery powdered sugar. Then mixed with your favorite Halloween treats like M&M’s and Reese’s. This snack mix will thrill your little trick or treaters!

puppy chow with Halloween candy in a black bowl
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Halloween Puppy Chow Mix

You will go nutty for our Halloween puppy chow mix!

I get so excited as soon as the cool breezes comes around and I can smell Fall in the air! That means it is time to put up my Halloween decorations and start my Halloween treat making!

Every year I like to come up with at least one new Halloween dessert and this year it is a twist on a classic, Puppy Chow Snack Mix – also sometimes called Muddy Buddies.

We love the sweet and salty flavors in puppy chow, but this puppy chow recipe is different because it is loaded with Halloween candy (among lot’s of other good stuff!)

candy and muddy buddies in a bowl

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Rice Chex Cereal
  • chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
  • creamy peanut butter
  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • Halloween M&M’s
  • candy eyes
  • candy corn

How to Make Halloween Puppy Chow

  1. Heat in microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter until completely melted.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cereal and pour chocolate mixture over the cereal. Stir to completely coat.2 bowls with chocolate and chex mix
  3. Place powdered sugar in a large resealable bag.
  4. Add cereal mixture to the bag, seal the bag and toss to completely coat in powdered sugar.puppy chow in a ziplock bag
  5. Remove from the bag and pour it back into the large bowl.
  6. Add peanut butter cups, M&M’s, candy eyes, and candy corn. Stir to combine.
  7. Store in an airtight container
Halloween Puppy Chow in a black bowl

More Fun Halloween Treats

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5 from 20 votes
Halloween Puppy Chow in a black bowl

Halloween Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Serves — 12
Sweet and salty and everything in between, our Halloween Puppy Chow Chex Mix (aka Muddy Buddies) is one of our favorite Halloween Treats.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet or milk chocolate
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup Reeses' mini peanut butter cups
  • ½ cup M&M's or other orange and black chocolate candy
  • ½ cup candy eyes
  • ½ cup candy corn


  • Place cereal to large mxing bowl.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter.
  • Heat for 1 minute, and stir to combine until completely melted.
  • Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and stir to coat completely.
  • In a large resealable bag, add powdered sugar and the cereal mixture.
  • Seal bag and toss to coat completely. Remove from bag and pour into large bowl.
  • Add peanut butter cup, orange and black M&M's, candy eyes and candy corn to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store in airtight container.

Jenn’s Notes

Add any other Halloween candy you would like to the puppy chow!!! Mix it up! 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 5mg

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