Chex Muddy Buddies Brownies

You already know how I feel about peanut butter and chocolate. It’s a match made in food heaven. These brownies that I came up with this past weekend are just another tribute to that magical combination.

Chex Muddy BuddiesWhen grocery shopping recently, I came across a bag of Chex Muddy Buddies. Now, I know you can make Muddy Buddies mix (otherwise known as Puppy Chow) easily from scratch but I had no idea that I could buy it prepackaged in the chip aisle. As soon as I saw this glorious concoction, I knew I had to bake with it. Add chocolate peanut butter crunch to something that is already fabulous.

Brownies! That is what needs a little crunch!

After debating a few combinations, I came up with this fantastic brownie concoction that also adds in some thick peanut butter frosting. You can use box mixes (yes, I cheated and used a box and pre-packaged Muddy Buddies mix) or make the brownies and muddy buddies mix from scratch but either way, it ends up being the most delicious, rich dessert ever.

Muddy Buddies Brownies

Muddy Buddies Brownies

Brownie Layer:

Brownies (mix or from scratch)

Brownie ingredients

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Topping:

Chex Muddy Buddies (10.5 oz bag)

1/2 cup melted chocolate

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13×9 inch baking pan (or 11 x 7 for thicker brownies).

2. Prepare brownies according to box (or make your own). Pour brownies into prepared pan and bake for 19-23 minutes.

3. While brownies are baking, prepare peanut butter frosting. Cream the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Slowly blend in powdered sugar.

4. When brownies are baked and completely cooled (about 1 hour), frost with the peanut butter frosting. Sprinkle frosting evenly with entire bag of Chex Mix Muddy Buddies mixture.

5. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the brownies. Cut into squares and dig in.

Muddy Buddy Brownies

Muddy Buddy Brownies

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About Hollie Schultz

Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in Chicago. She loves the city but hates the cold!

Comments

  1. Annie Tschanz says:

    Hollie – when you say “When brownies are baked and completely cooked, frost with the peanut butter frosting.” do you mean completely cooled? OR do you frost them when they are still warm?
    Thanks!

  2. Opps…serious typo, Annie. Yes, I meant “cooled”. I am going to fix that now. :)

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