No-Bake Muddy Buddy Cookies

Make everybody's favorite party snack into a cookie! These No-Bake Muddy Buddy Cookies are simple to make. Melt coating, stir in Chex, and allow to set. Great peanut butter flavor.

holding a no bake muddy buddy cookies

Best Cookie of the Year!

Not that I'm playing favorites or anything…but this might just be my favorite Cookie Week recipe of the year. If you love traditional Muddy Buddies, you've got to try it's older and slightly wiser cousin, Muddy Buddy Cookies!

stack of cookies on a towel

Traditional Muddy Buddies vs Cookies

You're going to get all of the traditional flavors of Muddy Buddies in this cookie recipe. The have chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and the perfect crunch of the Chex mix. To top it all off, that powdered sugar coating gives one last punch of sweetness to this irresistible dessert.

But, while Muddy Buddies are really good for a light sweet snack, these No Bake Muddy Buddy Cookies give the whole dessert at once. If you need a pretty easy dessert to take to your next Christmas party, people will go nuts (pun totally intended) over these! It's a familiar treat that everybody knows and loves. It's a fun spin to make it more of a heavy snack.

muddy buddy cookies on a towel

Perfect to Make with Kids

Since this is a no-bake recipe, it's great to make with kids. It really is as simple as melting a few things together, adding cereal, letting set, and rolling in powdered sugar. Get ready for a slightly messy, totally fun recipe!

I dare you to try to walk by the cookie jar without grabbing one. I haven't been able to for the few days we've had these in the house! Chocolate and peanut butter fans will love this one…it's a great combination of those two flavors in a treat.

Let's take a look at my recipe for No-Bake Muddy Buddy Cookies!

Make everybody's favorite party snack into a cookie! These No-Bake Muddy Buddies Cookies are simple to make - simply melt coating, stir in Chex, and allow to set. Great peanut butter/chocolate flavor.

No-Bake Muddy Buddy Cookies

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  • 8 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • In a large dutch oven over medium heat, combine marshmallows, butter, peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla, corn syrup, and brown sugar. Stir well until melted.
  • Add in chex, gently folding the cereal into the melted mixture until coated and combined.
  • Spoon portions onto a non-stick baking sheet and allow to cool for at least an hour (preferably in a refrigerator).
  • Once cookies are cooled, place powdered sugar in a bowl. Roll cookies around in sugar until coated.
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Hope you enjoy this irresistible treat! I'll be back on Friday with one more cookie week recipe. You can check the previous cookie recipes out by clicking here.

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