Melt peanut butter, butter and chocolate together, stirring frequently over medium or use a microwave.
Add 3 cups of cereal to a large bowl. Pour 1 cup of your chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the cereal. Repeat with remaining cereal and chocolate to evenly distribute everything.
Stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
Let the mixture cool for a bit so it’s not too warm.
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
Let cool for a few minutes so the powdered sugar has a chance to set.
Add more powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until your cereal is coated to your satisfaction.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Spray a 9×13-inch pan with non-stick spray and line it with a foil or parchment paper sling. Spray again.
In a very large microwave-safe bowl, or in a pot on the stove over medium heat, place your butter, salt, and 8 cups of mini marshmallows. Microwave in 30-second increments, or heat, stirring in between, until everything is completely melted and smooth.
Add vanilla and stir again.
Pour in the muddy buddies and mix well.
Add in the remaining marshmallows while still warm and lightly press into your prepared pan (**see note).
Let them cool for an hour or two and then cut and serve!
*You can use corn chex, or any other kind of chexs instead of rice chex if you choose.**Using a spoon with a little butter on it will help you press the sticky muddy buddies into the pan without it sticking all over your hands.
Muddy Buddies Marshmallow Treats
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 422Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Vitamin A 187IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.