Halloween Muddy Buddies

Looking for an easy Halloween treat? This Halloween Muddy Buddies recipe is the classic puppy chow recipe with some white chocolate “mummies” made from pretzels!

If you love muddy buddies, be sure to try out my Christmas version of Peppermint Muddy Buddies, and of course, this Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies recipe is delicious as well!

Looking for an easy Halloween treat? This Halloween Muddy Buddies recipe is the classic puppy chow recipe with some white chocolate pretzels made into mummies!

Halloween Desserts

I’ll be the first to admit that Halloween isn’t the holiday I get most excited about when it comes to desserts! Unless we’re talking about pumpkin treats, of course.

Pumpkin aside there is one thing I can’t get enough of as we get ready for the end of October: decorating everything with candy eyes!

Candy eyes are the easy way to turn basically anything into an adorable dessert for Halloween. I use them in Butterfinger Frankenstein Cupcakes, Spooky Eyeball Red Velvet Cake Balls and now in Halloween Muddy Buddies!

If you love muddy buddies (or “puppy chow”) then this is a must-make dessert for your Halloween celebrating. Perfect for a party or for munching on as you watch spooky movies!

Ingredient Notes

Along with the classic muddy buddies ingredients, like Chex cereal, peanut butter and powdered sugar, you’ll need these to make the mummies:

  • White chocolate pretzels – I used the Flipz brand of regular white chocolate dipped pretzel twists. You could also make your own chocolate covered pretzels if you can’t find any at the store.
  • White chocolate – Melted candy wafers, chocolate chips or a bar of white chocolate are all good choices.
  • Candy eyeballs – Find these online or at craft stores like Joann’s and Michaels.
Looking for an easy Halloween treat? This Halloween Muddy Buddies recipe is the classic puppy chow recipe with some white chocolate pretzels made into mummies!

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Melt peanut butter

Melt peanut butter with milk chocolate chips and butter in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds and continue heating until all the chocolate has melted.

STEP 2. Add cereal

Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over a bowl filled with rice chex cereal. Stir to get the cereal totally coated.

STEP 3. Cover in powdered sugar

Transfer the chex cereal to a gallon sized ziploc bag filled with powdered sugar. Shake the cereal until it’s coated with the powdered sugar.

STEP 4. Make the pretzel mummies

Melt white chocolate. Use a toothpick to add a dot of the chocolate to the back of each candy eyeball. Attach to white chocolate pretzel and continue until all the pretzels have 2 candy eyes!

Place the pretzel mummies on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper to harden for about 15 minutes.

Pour the muddy buddies (cereal) into a bowl along with the pretzel mummies. Enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Can this be made without candy eyes?

Of course, it will still be delicious as a treat for any occasion without the candy eye balls. If you don’t care about having mummies in your snack mix, feel free to substitute regular chocolate covered pretzels too!

How do you store muddy buddies?

Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag. If you’re transporting the muddy buddies, I prefer a hard container over a bag so the cereal and pretzels stay more in tact during your journey.

Where do you buy candy eyeballs?

I get mine on Amazon. You can also call your local craft stores to see if they have them in stock! They often do.

After you use them to make pretzels into mummies, you may become as addicted to them as I am. I get such a kick out of adding eyeballs to everything. These Spooky Brookies and Monster Sugar Cookies can be next on your list of Halloween desserts.

Happy Halloween!

Orange bowl with puppy chow and mummy decorated white chocolate pretzels.

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Yield: 10 cups muddy buddies

Halloween Muddy Buddies

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Looking for an easy Halloween treat? This Halloween Muddy Buddies recipe is the classic puppy chow recipe with some white chocolate pretzels made into mummies!


For the muddy buddies:

  • 9 cups Chex cereal (any variety)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For the mummies:

  • 1 package (5 oz) White Chocolate Flipz (pretzels)
  • candy eyes
  • ¼ cup melted white chocolate


  1. For the muddy buddies, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a large bowl in the microwave for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. In a very large bowl, add cereal. Pour melted chocolate mixture over cereal and mix gently until evenly coated.
  3. In a large gallon sized ziploc bag, add powdered sugar. Add chocolate covered cereal. Seal and shake until all the cereal is coated with powdered sugar.
  4. For the mummies, melt white chocolate and using a toothpick, add a dollop of white chocolate to each eyeball. Attach to a white chocolate Flipz pretzel. Allow to harden on parchment paper (about 15 minutes). Serve with muddy buddies!!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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These Halloween Muddy Buddies put a cute and spooky spin on the favorite childhood treat! Tasty peanut butter and chocolate coated cereal gets a boost of crunchiness from the pretzels.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on October 11, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. What a great treat. Thanks Aimee! My youngest was born on Halloween – best treat I’ve ever had, but tricked me into being “one of those moms”. Until she was about seven, she was sure everyone dressed up just for her day 🙂 Every year we have a huge bash and this treat will help take the pressure off of “what am gonna make this year?”. You’re life saver! Think I will tint some of the powdered sugar with orange & yellow and add some pumpkin pie spice and layer them in clear plastic cups to mimic candy corn.

  2. These are so stinkin cute!!! Love it, and yes I have learned just order it on amazon so much easier for most things!!

  3. This is so cute and fun! I wish I was a creative Mom that could sew costumes but I don’t even try to act like I am anymore!

  4. Ok, I am glad I am not the only one who hates Halloween and yes those costumes are HORRIBLE!!! When I think of muddy buddies it instantly takes me back as they have always been one of my favorites! And those googly eyes are totally adorable!!

  5. What a fun muddy buddies mix! I’m with Danae, I think I need to make a batch for me and my husband to eat while we pass out candy!

  6. You know how I feel about those adorbs googly eyes!  Love this fun treat!  Now I’m totally craving muddy buddies first thing in the morning.  It is cereal after all, right?  Wink, wink!

  7. I’m indifferent about Halloween and my husband could care less about it. The most exciting part for us is the leftover candy. These Halloween muddy buddies will be perfect for us to eat while we hand out the candy!

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