Since Steve and I will be away in Mexico on Valentine’s Day I have been prepping some treats and presents for the kids. One of those is this yummy Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies Snack Mix recipe!
Such a simple yet delicious snack for the kids to enjoy when they get home from school on Valentine’s Day.
While it has sugar and chocolate, I am of the mind that everything in moderation is okay! Plus, I won’t be around for their sugar induced wildness … joking, my kids don’t get wild.
Indulging in a few treats every once in a while is not going to cause the kid’s teeth to fall out. Just make sure they brush their teeth extra good afterwards.
Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies Snack Mix
Whip up this fun Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies Snack Mix for your kids to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
Let them munch on it as an after school snack, while watching a movie as a family or as dessert after dinner!
What You Will Need:
- ½ cup of chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 4 ½ cups Rice Chex
- 4 ½ cups Honey Nut Chex
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 25 mini pretzels
- Melting chocolate
- Pink decorating sugar
- Red M&M’s or Smartie’s chocolate candy
- Heart sprinkles
- Ice cream cones
How To Make Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies Snack Mix
Follow along with these in-process photos and then find the printable recipe and instructions below!
Add chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter to a small, microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Remove from microwave and stir.
Microwave again for 30 seconds.
Stir in vanilla and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine Rice and Honey Nut Chex.
Pour chocolate mixture over Chex.
Stir until fully mixed and coated well.
Place half the mixture in a one-gallon bag and add ¾ cup powdered sugar.
Shake to combine.
Pour onto waxed paper to cool.
Repeat with the other half of the mixture and powdered sugar.
Melt chocolate according to package instructions.
Dip mini pretzels in the chocolate, making sure to cover the entire pretzel.
Sprinkle pink decorating sugar on each pretzel.
Allow to cool and set completely.
Fill each ice cream cone with 1/3 cup Muddy Buddy mix.
Top with one chocolate covered pretzel heart.
Add red M&M’s or Smarties chocolate candy.
Sprinkle with heart sprinkles and enjoy your Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies Snack Mix!
For the Muddy Buddies:
For the Chocolate Pretzel Hearts:
To Assemble Snack Mix: