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.



  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    FACT: I made muddy buddies over the weekend too 🙂 Ashlet I am digging this kind though. Salted caramel is my weakness!!!

    • Ashley

      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!

    • Ashley

      Me too, Dorothy. TOO much, if you know what I mean! 🙂

  2. sarah

    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

    • Ashley

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

  3. Patty Kasiewicz

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

  4. Kellie

    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!

    • Ashley

      This snack food is addictive, Kellie! Sometimes I wish I didn’t know how yummy it was.

  5. madette

    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 🙂

  6. sue johnson

    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!!

  7. bonprix

    Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve visited this website before but after looking
    at a few of the articles I realized it’s new
    to me. Regardless, I’m definitely delighted I discovered it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back
    bonprix recently posted..bonprixMy Profile



  1. 14 Delicious Muddy Buddy Recipes {puppy chow} - […]  Chocolate Salted Caramel Muddy Buddies ~ If you love the sweet & salty combination then you’ll love this muddy…
  2. 15 Chocolate Muddy Buddies Recipes - Is This Really My Life | Is This Really My Life - […] Chocolate salted caramel muddy buddies from Kitchen Meets Girl […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge



Hello There!

Interestingly enough, I didn’t grow up with an interest in cooking.  In fact, I informed my mother on multiple occasions that I was not getting an advanced education so I could spend my evenings preparing meals.

more about me >>

Grab My Cookbook!