Cherry Cordial Muddy Buddies

These Cherry Cordial Muddy Buddies are a delicious and easy snack that tastes like chocolate covered cherries.

One of my favorite snacks to make around the holidays or in general is Muddy Buddies.  Not only do these little chocolate covered bites taste delicious they are super easy to make. They don’t take any longer than 5 minutes and everyone loves them.  I love making them for parties, for gifts, and just to munch on.
One of my favorite candies that come out during Christmas is cherry cordials, or chocolate covered cherries.  I remember eating these when I was a kid and looking forward to them every Christmas.  When Hershey’s put out their Cherry Cordial Kisses a few years ago I was so excited, now I had my favorite Christmas treat in kiss form.  I decided to take the Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses and use them to make a delicious Muddy Buddy treat.
These Cherry Cordial Muddy Buddies are really delicious and I love the chocolate cherry taste.  Like all muddy buddies, they are so easy to make.  These make a great holiday treat and would also be great for holiday parties and for gifts.
It is a little harder to melt the Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses than normal chocolate because of the gooey center.  Melt them slowly in the microwave or using a double boiler and keep stirring until melted.  Then work fast, so that you can coat the Chex.  When the gooey center hardens, it becomes crunchy, making these have a great crunchy bite.  We all thought that these were fantastic and I plan on making some more to give away as gifts.


Cherry Cordial Muddy Buddies

Cherry Cordial Muddy Buddies


  • 5 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to a plastic bag and shake to combine.
  2. Put the Chex cereal in a large bowl.
  3. Melt the Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses in the microwave on 70% power for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. If not melted, microwave for additional 10 second increments until melted.
  4. Pour the melted Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses over the Chex cereal and mix until the cereal is coated. Work fast so that the candy does not harden. Add the cereal to the plastic bag with the powdered sugar mixture and shake until the cereal is completely covered.

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  1. I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it!