Chocolate Salted Caramel Muddy Buddies

These Chocolate Salted Caramel Muddy Buddies got me a “thumbs-up” around my house over the weekend.

These muddy buddies are completely addictive and so easy to make! #recipe #dessert #chocolate

I live with a pretty tough dessert crowd. The Tall Boy doesn’t like desserts at all, and Doodle only likes to eat frosting off of brownies like these. Writing a food blog means I make lots of goodies – and I think its become so expected that I have some sort of dessert item sitting on the counter at any given time, that no one really gets that excited when I make some new sweet.

But really, who can resist muddy buddies?  You can see that Doodle had a very difficult time keeping his hand out of the bowl during my photo shoot.  If we’re being honest, I did, too.

These muddy buddies are completely addictive and so easy to make! #recipe #dessert #chocolate

The thing I love most about muddy buddies is that you can change ’em up to make almost any flavor combination that you want.  Since I’m into salted caramel right now, that’s the path I chose when I decided we needed a snackable treat around the house over the weekend.

Another thing I love about muddy buddies?  They take only about 10 minutes to make.

What I hate about muddy buddies?  I can’t.stop.eating.them.

These muddy buddies are completely addictive and so easy to make! #recipe #dessert #chocolate

Chocolate Salted Caramel Muddy Buddies
  • 7 cups Chocolate Chex cereal
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (8.5 ounces) Dove Promises Sea Salt Caramel and Dark Chocolate candies
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Place cereal pieces in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Unwrap chocolate candies and place them in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add butter to saucepan, and melt over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Once the chocolate is completely melted, remove from heat and pour it over your cereal, folding gently to evenly coat. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to coat cereal pieces, stirring and folding until all pieces are covered.

XO, Ashley

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  1. I would like some these like right now! Will have to try.
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  2. These would totally get thumbs up in my house too!! Not sure I could part with those Dove candies though 🙂
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  3. FACT: I made muddy buddies over the weekend too 🙂 Ashlet I am digging this kind though. Salted caramel is my weakness!!!

    • Oh my gosh, muddy buddies are so good but yet so BAD to have around-I can’t quit reaching into the bowl for more. My jeans are revolting!

  4. I love these! SOOOO much. 🙂
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  5. Aye yai yai, I just want to bury my face in the whole bowl of this powdered sugary goodness! Salted caramel? Amaaaazing.
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  6. UM! GET in ma belly! This looks amazing 🙂
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  7. This muddy buddy combo…holy cow! I would eat the entire batch in no time at all!!!
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  8. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing!! I cannot wait to try this!
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  9. im making these tonight but my store didnt carry the salted caramel doves…i dont think ive ever seen these in iowa and i do believe that is a crime against my stomach…im going to use some chocolate chips and add a little kosher salt to give it a similar flavor..thanks for the recipe

    • LOL, Sarah – I agree with you…definitely a crime! 🙂 But your version sounds just as tasty!

  10. Patty Kasiewicz says:

    looks like puppy chow i make. But your version ,I am gonna try because i love the thought of caramel

  11. I am from Australia and have only recently come across blogs with “puppy chow” and now “muddy buddy” recipes. These are both things I have never heard of. I can’t wait to try some. May have to improvise on some ingredients though. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. This looks so yummy! I wanna make some but we dont have that dove salted caramel thing. What alternative do yoy suggest I use? Thanks 🙂

  13. sue johnson says:

    i am a big amazon warehouse shopper-so i get good deals on stuff and happenned to have a case of Cap’n Crunch’s Chocolatey Crunch and 4 bags of Hershey’s Caramel Kisses on hand!! made the recipe the same with those two substitutions and spread it on a cookie sheet to evenly, sparsely salt. then a bag and the pwd. sugar! made this at my son’s house, DIL mom stopped by and wanted the recipe… tried to tell her, but…”NO!! I want YOUR recipe!!” someday when i use up the cereal i have now–I’ll have to try the original!!

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