Candy Cane Muddy Buddies

Wow, I cannot believe that the holidays are almost here.  I love the holiday season, especially all the baking and the parties.  Muddy Buddies are always a favorite treat of mine, especially around the holidays.  They are great for parties or just to munch.  I’ve even heard the original version called Reindeer Food around the holidays. 
Since Muddy Buddies are great around the holidays, I decided to make them more festive.  I made these delicious Candy Cane Muddy Buddies using my favorite type of seasonal Hershey Kisses, the Candy Cane Hershey Kisses.  I loved these Muddy Buddies, I think they might even be better than the originals.  I really liked the crunch of the candy cane pieces and my favorite thing is that they are so easy to make! I hope that you make these for your holiday parties this year.  

Candy Cane Muddy Buddies
5 cups rice Chex cereal 
1 bag (10 ounces) Candy Cane Hershey Kisses, melted
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup crushed candy canes

1.  Add the powdered sugar to a plastic bag.

2.  Put the Chex cereal in a large bowl.

3.  Melt the Candy Cane Hershey Kisses in the microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth.  If not melted, microwave for additional 15 second increments until melted and smooth.

4.  Pour the melted Candy Cane Hershey Kisses over the Chex cereal and mix until the cereal is coated. Add the cereal to the plastic bag with the powdered sugar mixture and shake until the cereal is completely covered.  

5.  Then add the crushed Candy Cane pieces to the bag and shake to coat the muddy buddies.  


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  1. Those look both cute and yummy! Very festive for the holidays!

  2. I was hoping to find a Muddy Buddies recipe today. These look even better than the regular ones. I’m pinning!

  3. I saw this recipe over at the link up and I’m so glad you shared this! I pinned it immediately. I’m a new follower!

  4. LOVE muddie buddies! Peppermint just kicks it up a notch! And the pictures are adorable =) I’d love it if you’d share this at my linky party

  5. This sounds wonderful! I love those Kisses too. Can’t wait to make this. Thanks!!!

  6. This looks absolutely delicious! I love muddy buddies & can’t wait to try these! Pinned! :)

  7. I just discovered the candy cane kisses and now you’ve given me a recipe to try! (And saved me from eating the whole bag!) I’m here from the Craft-O-Maniac link party.

    Christy, Creating a Beautiful Life

  8. These look super delicious!

  9. yum! I want to make these right away!

  10. Perfect snack for the season – love it, Alyssa! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends :)

  11. You and your amazing muddy buddy recipes make me so hungry! You are the queen of original muddy recipes!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


  12. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today!
    –Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

  13. Ohmygosh, melting the candy cane kisses is a brilliant idea!

  14. You have a great blog!!! I’m visiting for the 1st time. I hope you come link to my parties on Tuesdays-

  15. What a wonderful holiday treat! Thank you for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  16. So pretty! Have you tried this with peanut butter also? (Peanut butter and the peppermint kisses?) I wonder how that would be?
    This is so festive. Great photos!