Easter Muddy Buddies


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Easter Muddy Buddies are a delicious and festive treat. Put out a bowl on a dessert buffet or send guests home with a goodie bag.

Overhead photo of Easter Muddy Buddies in a glass serving dish with a pink cloth next to it.

If you’re hosting an Easter or even Spring celebration, you need to make these Easter muddy buddies. They are just so festive. You should probably even make a double batch. They are that good and they will go fast.

You use a whole box of either rice Chex or corn Chex, you need 9 cups. Those boxes a slightly more than what you need so I just used the whole box (I divided it evenly) so I didn’t have any leftovers because it wasn’t even enough for a bowl of cereal.

Now, of course, you can use any color candy melts you prefer but I have a stash and used yellow and lavender. Use any pastel colors for spring, green, lavender, yellow, pale blue, or pink.

Something that coordinates with the pretty M&M’s. You could also swap out the colors for different holidays or occasions such as July 4th, Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, and graduation.

The hardest part is waiting for the mix with the candy melts to set. Once set gently break big clumps apart. I also used my hands to mix each batch. I have food-safe gloves to keep the mess at a minimum.

More Muddy Buddy treats

Also known as puppy chow, these treats are always a favorite. This creamsicle version is delightful for summer.

Easter Muddy Buddies

A festive treat, not only for Easter but Spring too.
5 from 21 votes
Course: Desserts and Sweets


  • 9 Cups Chex Cereal
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Wilton Lavender Candy Melts
  • 1/2 cup Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Wilton Yellow Candy Melts
  • 1 cup Easter M&M’s


  • Place 3 cups cereal in 3 separate medium sized bowls and set aside.
  • In a microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on high for one minute and then stir until melted and smooth.
  • Pour peanut butter mixture over one of the bowls of cereal and mix until evenly coated.
  • Place the cereal mixture in a seal-able food storage bag and add the powdered sugar.
  • Shake the bag until well coated then spread the cereal out on a baking sheet and allow to cool.
  • Melt the yellow candy melts in a bowl according to package directions. Stir until smooth then pour over a bowl of cereal each and stir until evenly coated. Spread the cereal directly out onto separate baking sheets and allow to cool. Melt the lavender and white candy melts together in a bowl according to package directions.
  • In a bowl mix the three cereal mixtures along with the chocolate eggs.
  • Store the muddy buddies in an airtight container.

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  1. 5 stars
    These Easter themed muddy buddies taste delicious and are so festive for the Easter holiday. Great treats to have on hand for the kiddos!

  2. This would be so fun in little baggies with tags on them for placecard/favors at our Easter brunch! Thanks for sharing with Celebrate365!

  3. What a great recipe! Easy and delicious. It would definitely be a great snack to add to my spring get-together I’m having (I’m sure the kids will love it too). Thanks for sharing.

  4. These mixes are always perfect for snacking! They are so versatile, portable and yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. I have not seen candy melts in those colors!! This looks almost too pretty to eat. I said ALMOST! LOL

  6. Ahhh, yes! My husband grew up on what he called Puppy Chow. It was brand new to me after meeting him in college. Haven’t made a batch in a couple years. Love the spring colors you’ve got going on here.

  7. I actually have all of these items (in different colors) in my pantry right now…. other than the Chex. It’s not as common here in Canada. Not every store has it. I have to zip out today and grab a couple items and maybe there will be some today! Looks fun 🙂

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