You’ll love this Halloween Muddy Buddies (also known as Puppy Chow) snack mix recipe! It’s a real delight and a must have this Halloween season! Salty, sweet, chewy and crunchy and you can add any Halloween favorite candy to suit your taste!
Holidays give us all something to celebrate. They are a perfect way to break up any mundane weekly routine. No matter the holiday, I always try to get in the spirit by decorating my house, baking themed treats and even finding fun holiday music to help set the mood.
With Halloween fast approaching, you bet that I have been making my house into the Halloween headquarters! We have decorations, spooky music and, now, it’s time to get baking! We need some perfect Halloween themed foods to make the Halloween scene complete.
HALLOWEEN MUDDY BUDDIES
While I plan to have all sorts of Halloween foods on the 31st, I also wanted to make something that my family and I can snack on in the day’s leading up to Halloween. After all, making the holiday last more than just one day is important! We want weeks of celebrating! So we needed a snack that was Halloween themed to start enjoying right away. That is when I thought of making Halloween puppy chow or Halloween muddy buddies– two names for the same delicious, addicting snack.
I first tried muddy buddies at a friend’s Halloween party (maybe that is why I associate this treat with this holiday!). It was in a big bowl on the buffet table and it was disappearing quickly- everyone was loving it! Naturally, I had to create my own version of this super popular treat. So this year, I will continue that Halloween tradition and whip up a huge batch of my Halloween Puppy chow. And, yes, I have to make a “huge batch” as my kids devour it as soon as I make it!
HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN MUDDY BUDDIES
Luckily, it is very easy to make my Halloween puppy chow recipe. It all starts with rice chex mix cereal in a big bowl. Make sure the bowl is not overflowing as you will be mixing all the ingredients in this bowl and want room to toss them easily.