Salted Caramel Chocolate Muddy Buddies

Around the holidays I love giving food gifts and making easy things that I can give to a decent amount of people.  The easier the recipe is and the more it makes, the less work I have to do.  To be honest, I am kind of a procrastinator.  While I love baking during the holiday season and do it throughout, I usually do not start getting my stuff for gifts together until the night before I need them.
Last year I remember getting home from work on the 22nd or 23rd and realizing that I did not have enough cookies or holiday treats to gift to my co-workers or my husband’s co-workers.  I then had to scramble to make some goodies.  While I could have just bought stuff, I rather give them homemade treats.  I then had the great idea to make some muddy buddies.  They taste great and are super easy to make, making them a great holiday gift or snack. For this year I decided to make muddy buddies with two of my favorite flavors, chocolate and salted caramel.
These Salted Caramel Chocolate Muddy Buddies were so good and are so easy to make.  I love the flavors of the chocolate and salted caramel mixed with the Chex in this crunchy snack. These were loved and eaten quickly in my house.  I plan on making some of these around the holidays and bagging them up to give as gifts along with some other treats and to bring to holiday parties with me too.  I can’t wait to make them again!



Salted Caramel Chocolate Muddy Buddies


  • 5 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Add the powdered sugar to a plastic bag.
  2. Put the Chex cereal in a large bowl.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips according to the package directions and stir until smooth. Combine the caramel sauce and sea salt with the melted chocolate chips.  
  4. Pour the melted chocolate caramel mixture over the Chex cereal and mix until the cereal is coated. Acting quickly, add the cereal to the plastic bag with the powdered sugar and shake until the cereal is completely covered.


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  1. I love salted caramel anything! This sounds like a delicious snack mix. Pinned!

  2. I’ve actually never had muddy buddies. I need to change that. These look awesome.

  3. As if muddy buddies could get any better! This sounds amazing!

  4. I never thought to give muddy buddies as a food gift, but it’s so perfect! Easy to make and everyone loves them. I really love this salted caramel chocolate version!